Monthly Archives: June 2016

The changing landscape of malaria diagnostics

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Toward elimination As many malaria control programs progress towards elimination, more diligent surveillance and monitoring programmes become the focus of elimination programs. Mass Drug Administration (MDA) strategies are being considered for the elimination of the few parasites left standing. However, the treatment of large populations regardless of their infection status can be costly and -in… Read more »

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A new niche for sleeping sickness parasites


Before moving to the brain, the parasites that cause sleeping sickness are found in the bloodstream and fluid between the cells of several organs. A major additional site has now been identified: adipose (fatty) tissue. Here, distinct genes are upregulated, some of which code for enzymes that may enable them to use fatty acids as a source of carbon.

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