Study could lead to new drugs to treat sleeping sickness

Co-authors of the paper include Fernando Villalta and Minu Chaudhuri, trypanosomatid experts at Nashville's Meharry Medical College, as well as researchers at the University of Toronto, the Free University of Brussels, Northwestern University and Texas Tech University.

Scientists believe the discovery may also provide new, more effective treatment for Chagas disease, prevalent in Central and South America, and leishmaniasis, which has reached epidemic proportions in parts of Africa, Brazil, and Afghanistan.

Co-authors of the paper include Fernando Villalta and Minu Chaudhuri, trypanosomatid experts at Nashville's Meharry Medical College, as well as researchers at the University of Toronto, the Free University of Brussels, Northwestern University and Texas Tech University.

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