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03 Nov 2016
A newly identified method of activating drugs to combat one of the world’s most destructive `neglected’ diseases could lead to better medicines according to new research led by the University of Dundee. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and an estimated 40,000 deaths annually, making it the second biggest parasitic killer after malaria. The vast majority of cases are seen in seven countries - India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan.
24 May 2016
A drug that has already been approved for treatment of tuberculosis could also be a powerful tool to combat another of the developing world’s major diseases, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and 48,000 deaths annually. The vast majority of cases are seen in six countries - Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, South Sudan and Sudan.
CLS collaboration reveals arsenic water contamination is implicated in resistance to Leishmaniasis...28 Oct 2013
Arsenic contamination of water supplies may have played a significant role in the development of widespread resistance in the Indian subcontinent to an important drug used to treat leishmaniasis, the second-largest parasitic killer in the world. Visceral leishmaniasis infects around half a million people across the world every year and close to one-in-ten of those die.
15 May 2012
Life sciences researchers in Dundee are being held up as pioneers of the research and innovation that is making the city "a life sciences hub dedicated to exhilarating research and extraordinary impact." In his column in The Lancet (Vol 379, May 12, 2012), Offline, Richard Horton names names, and is not shy in his praise for the University:
01 Feb 2012
Researchers at the College of Life Sciences have identified fexinidazole as a possible, much-needed, new treatment for the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis.
20 Apr 2011
HRH The Princess Royal visited the College of Life Sciences as part of her visit to the University of Dundee on Tuesday April 19th, when she officially opened the new Centre for Molecular Medicine at the Clinical Research Centre, part of the University’s School of Medicine.
21 Feb 2011
The cover for February’s issue of ChemMedChem was especially commissioned from the Fairlamb Lab and designed by Professor Alan Fairlamb, Head of the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery at CLS.