Tag archive for ‘hookworm’
By Robert On Monday, July 21st, 2014

Barack Obama namesake: A parasite called Paragordius obamai

Sexual reproduction can be a difficult task for some species of parasites particularly when the life cycle requires multiple hosts or when the parasite is in the environment with no suitable mate to be found. PLoS More...

By Robert On Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Neglected Tropical Diseases and the END7 campaign

Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases discusses neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and the END7 campaign with Outbreak News This Week Radio show host Robert Herriman More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Abhishek Bachchan spreads awareness of neglected tropical diseases, named END7 campaign ambassador in India

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) recently named Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood superstar and international humanitarian, as its first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Discussing ‘hookworm genome decoded’ with Washington University’s Dr. Makedonka Mitreva

A little over a week ago a paper was published in the journal, Nature Genetics which talked on the decoding of the genome of the hookworm, Necator americanus. The research involved contributors from around the More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Study: Eight out of 10 people in Saravane district, Laos infected with Opisthorchis, hookworm

A new study published today in the journal, Parasites and Vectors, took a look at helminthiasis problem in Southern Laos to try to understand helminth infection and associated risk factors in relation to existing More...

By Robert On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Emily Blunt and Priyanka Chopra among celebrities who joined END7 campaign VIDEO

In a new video released Tuesday, six international artists call upon their fans to support the END7 campaign, an international advocacy campaign that seeks to raise the awareness and funding necessary to control More...

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