Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Successful cAPES

Successful CAPES - University of Nottingham bid

Our lab, together with our colleagues Jonas Emsley and Lodewijk Dekker and our Brazilian collaborators at Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou (Fiocruz Minas) was successfully awarded 4-year funding from the CAPES-Nottingham Drug Discovery initiative to develop new drugs for the treatment of Schistosoma mansoni infection. S. mansoni is a neglected tropical disease affecting more than 200 million people in tropical and subtropical areas. Its therapy relies on one single drug, Praziquantel, which is efficient but does not allow complete eradication of the parasite thus requiring regular repeated treatment, as many individuals are reinfected.

Posted on Monday 11th May 2015

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