leishmaniasis

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genomic features of Leishmania donovani strains, population genetics of the parasitic nematode worm Thelazia callipaeda, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gut microbial communities of Kenyan children, transcriptional patterns in model of visceral leishmaniasis infection, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: RNA-seq, ChIP-seq to determine metformin response; array-based approach to detect protozoa in blood; and more.

Genetic and immune profiles from Brazilian leishmaniasis cases suggest parasite strain and inflammatory cytokine may contribute to unusual forms of the disease.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: software package to fix RNA-seq alignment artifacts, differential gene expression profiles of infectious Leishmania, and more.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The international non-profit Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) and the Institut Pasteur Korea (IP-K) will collaborate to screen for and examine molecules that may be used as new treatments for certain "neglected" diseases, IP-K said today.

The assay was developed by the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in collaboration with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Cepheid under a collaboration begun in 2005.

The Smart Leish PCR assay is a qualitative real-time PCR test for diagnosing individuals with cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by certain species of sand flies.

Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.