A new rapid acting drug, which targets the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia has been discovered that could potentially cut treatment times of filariasis from weeks to days
Medical doctor and PhD student at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Dr. Sekeleghe Kayuni describes his work in Malawi on Male Genital Schistosomiasis.
He has recently published a systematic review on the topic and is conducting a field study looking at MGS in fishermen near lake Malawi.
New research identifies a surface protein that plays a role in quorum sensing in trypanosomes.
An international consortium of scientists more than doubled the number of available helminth genomes – producing an invaluable resource of genomic data. The data were mined for fascinating insights into helminth evolution and metabolism, as well as numerous potential drug targets.