Group 6 Copy 323
0
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    An estimated 6 – 7 million people in Latin America and 300,000 U.S. citizens are infected with the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi that results in Chagas’ disease, a neglected tropical disease (NTD). Principally spread by the kissing bug (cover image), there exists an urgent need for development of new therapeutics to replace the outdated clinically used drugs, benznidazole and nifurtimox. Our research focuses on the discovery of novel antichagasic compounds for improved medicine.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    Developing a new treatment for Ebola Virus Disease

    Ebola is now a threat of global significance. Fatalities are a consequence of the human body's overreactive...

    Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?

    We have developed a protocol to augment human sight to see into the near infrared range through human formation...

    Super Slime Me: A Month of Living on an All Algae Diet

    This study examines the effects of consuming only algae as a dietary source for a month. The subject, a...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A medicine project funded by 19 people