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Disease Precautions for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Their Companion Animals

Disease Precautions for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Their Companion Animals | Parasitology | Scoop.it
Woof! Disease Prevention Tips for Outdoor Enthusiasts (and their#Animals): @avmavets http://t.co/JEOJdEqpB6 #animalhealth #jAIDdog #meow
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Snail research preventing illness and infection locally and globally

Snail research preventing illness and infection locally and globally | Parasitology | Scoop.it
Schistosomiasis--it is a big word to represent a disease that is transmitted by one of the smallest creatures you could think of, a snail. Patrick Hanington,...
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Eliminating Neglect and Neglected Tropical Diseases | Speaking of ...

Eliminating Neglect and Neglected Tropical Diseases | Speaking of ... | Parasitology | Scoop.it
PLOS NTDs Editor-in-Chief, Peter Hotez, highlights progress in the elimination of neglected tropical diseases through mass drug administration and other measures. This month, a landmark paper was published in PLOS ...
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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: Sickle Cell Anemia ...

In 2000, 189 Heads of State committed to improving the health of the global population and promulgated the UN Millennium Development Goals, with neglected diseases falling under the rubric of “other diseases.” However, a ...
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Drug Resistance May Make Malaria Parasites Vulnerable to Other Substances - Science Daily (press release)

Drug Resistance May Make Malaria Parasites Vulnerable to Other Substances - Science Daily (press release) | Parasitology | Scoop.it
Drug Resistance May Make Malaria Parasites Vulnerable to Other Substances Science Daily (press release) June 4, 2013 — Malaria parasites that develop resistance to the most effective class of anti-malarial drugs may become susceptible to other...
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Fast and simple detection of tropical diseases - Medical Xpress

Fast and simple detection of tropical diseases - Medical Xpress | Parasitology | Scoop.it
Fast and simple detection of tropical diseases
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Credit: A*STAR Singapore Immunology Network.

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Severe malaria is associated with parasite binding to endothelial protein C receptor

Sequestration of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes in host blood vessels is a key triggering event in the pathogenesis of severe childhood malaria, which is responsible for about one million deaths every year1. Sequestration is mediated by specific interactions between members of the P. falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) family and receptors on the endothelial lining2. Severe childhood malaria is associated with expression of specific PfEMP1 subtypes containing domain cassettes (DCs) 8 and 13 (ref. 3), but the endothelial receptor for parasites expressing these proteins was unknown4, 5. Here we identify endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR), which mediates the cytoprotective effects of activated protein C6, as the endothelial receptor for DC8 and DC13 PfEMP1. We show that EPCR binding is mediated through the amino-terminal cysteine-rich interdomain region (CIDRα1) of DC8 and group A PfEMP1 subfamilies, and that CIDRα1 interferes with protein C binding to EPCR. This PfEMP1 adhesive property links P. falciparum cytoadhesion to a host receptor involved in anticoagulation and endothelial cytoprotective pathways, and has implications for understanding malaria pathology and the development of new malaria interventions.


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Cattle parasite resistance to dewormers - Delta Farm Press

Cattle parasite resistance to dewormers
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Cattle producers need a basic understanding of parasite biology and control measures so they can work with their veterinarian to develop parasite control programs, she said.
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Animal Waste Threatens America's First National River, Public Health, and ... - eNews Park Forest

Animal Waste Threatens America's First National River, Public Health, and ... - eNews Park Forest | Parasitology | Scoop.it
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Animal Waste Threatens America's First National River, Public Health, and ...
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Mount Judea, AR--(ENEWSPF)--June 7, 2013.
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Toxocariasis in children attending a Public Health Service Pneumology Unit in Paraná State, Brazil | Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Toxocariasis in children attending a Public Health Service Pneumology Unit in Paraná State, Brazil | Allergy, Asthma and Immunology | Parasitology | Scoop.it
Toxocariasis in children attending a Public Health Service Pneumology Unit in Paraná State, Brazil http://t.co/lTbIygakDI
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HPV vaccine review shows importance of NTD treatment for improving women’s health

HPV vaccine review shows importance of NTD treatment for improving women’s health | Parasitology | Scoop.it
  By Dr. Gregory Simon What do neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have to do with women’s health?

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Counterfeit Drugs Pose Public Health Threat in Kenya - AllAfrica.com

Counterfeit Drugs Pose Public Health Threat in Kenya - AllAfrica.com | Parasitology | Scoop.it
Counterfeit Drugs Pose Public Health Threat in Kenya
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In April, the PPBK launched an online system allowing patients and health workers to report drugs of poor quality or ones that could cause adverse reactions.
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Roundworm quells obesity and related metabolic disorders

Researchers have shown in a mouse model that infection with nematodes (also known as roundworms) can not only combat obesity but ameliorate related metabolic disorders.

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The neglected tropical diseases that affect over 1 billion people | Red Nose Day 2013

The neglected tropical diseases that affect over 1 billion people | Red Nose Day 2013 | Parasitology | Scoop.it
There are seven neglected tropical diseases that affect roughly 1.4 billion people worldwide. They can be protected against for just 50p, per person, per yea...
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University-based research and neglected diseases | [ EpiAnalysis ]

Or, more precisely, they invested in a new Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) that sought to develop an alternative model for the research and development (R&D) of new drugs for neglected diseases.
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Let's Take the “Neglect” out of Neglected Tropical Diseases ...

In March, we issued a second call for proposals under GCE Round 11 focused on identifying new approaches to the detection, treatment and control of a specific set of NTDs. Specifically, we want your help is discovering ...
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Coming to America: Neglected Tropical Diseases Are Here (To Stay?) - Discover Magazine (blog)

Coming to America: Neglected Tropical Diseases Are Here (To Stay?
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Rash caused by parasites reported in Arizona - KPHO Phoenix

Rash caused by parasites reported in Arizona
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Arizona officials are warning visitors to local lakes about reports of a rash caused by a tiny bird parasite.
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The price of ending the neglect for tropical diseases | Other News

Janis K. Lazdins-Helds* – Nicoletta Dentico*. Tropical diseases: A historical perspective. At the end of the 19th century, the colonial powers of the time coined the terms tropical medicine and tropical diseases.
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Africa: Despite Decade of Innovation, Much Left to Do On Neglected Tropical ... - AllAfrica.com

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How parasites respond to malaria treatment - Daily News

How parasites respond to malaria treatment
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WHENEVER Murashani Gosbert felt what he thought were symptoms of malaria, he would purchase a dose of Artenam at any drug shop.
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Lyme disease remains a worry, says St. Lawrence County Public Health Dept. - North Country Now

Lyme disease remains a worry, says St. Lawrence County Public Health Dept.
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The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is warning residents to take precautions to protect against Lyme disease.
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NTD control for the eradication of poverty by 2030

NTD control for the eradication of poverty by 2030 | Parasitology | Scoop.it
                          By Neeraj Mistry, Managing Director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases Last week, the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released a report – A New Global...

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Engineering Beneficial Parasites « NextNature.net

Currently people have a negative view of parasites, an aversion which is understandable. Most parasites cause harm to their host instead of helping them. Scientists have discovered parasites can evolve fairly quickly to ...
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Worm therapy: Why parasites may be good for you

Worm therapy: Why parasites may be good for you | Parasitology | Scoop.it
Early trials suggest a host of allergies and autoimmune ailments could be treated by ingesting worm-like parasites. But will it ever reach the clinic?

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