Putting African sleeping sickness to bed

Mouse experiments could lead to new treatment for parasitic disease

1:13pm, March 31, 2010

A new drug may lead to a much-needed treatment for African sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease estimated to kill more than 30,000 people worldwide each year. The compound rids mice of the parasite, the protozoan Trypanosoma brucei, scientists report April 1 in Nature.

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