Creating a free account will enable you to subscribe to our daily and weekly email newsletters, as well as customize your reading experience to show only the categories most relevant to you.
Signing up only take a few minutes, so why not give it a try and see what you've been missing out on.
"These genome sequences are helping us to immediately identify new targets for much-needed drug treatment. In addition, exploring the parasites' full DNA sequences is driving our understanding of its complex biology, helping the research community to focus on the most effective drug candidates."
"We have developed a new method to grow tapeworm cells in the laboratory and we're screening these cells against many of the potential drug treatments identified from the genomes. Given that so few successful treatment options are currently available, we hope that we will be able to identify and validate existing drug candidates, relieving the burden of this debilitating, overlooked disease."
"We need to take advantage of this genetic sequence data to find new and improved ways of coping with this problem that devastates much of the developed and developing world. Open access to these complete genomes will accelerate the pace in which we find alternative tools and treatments to combat tapeworm infections."
Copyright: Medical News Today
Not to be reproduced without the permission of Medical News Today.
"The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism"
Isheng J. Tsai, Magdalena Zarowiecki, Nancy Holroyd, Alejandro Garciarrubio, Alejandro Sanchez-Flores, Karen L. Brooks, Alan Tracey, Raúl J. Bobes, Gladis Fragoso, Edda Sciutto, Martin Aslett, Helen Beasley, Hayley M. Bennett, Jianping Cai, Federico Camicia, Richard Clark, Marcela Cucher, Nishadi De Silva, Tim A. Day, Peter Deplazes, Karel Estrada, Cecilia Fernández, Peter W. H. Holland, Junling Hou, Songnian Hu
Visit our Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses category page for the latest news on this subject.
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Nordqvist, Joseph. "Using Cancer Treatment For Diseases Caused By Tapeworms." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 15 Mar. 2013. Web.
5 Dec. 2013. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/257703>
Nordqvist, J. (2013, March 15). "Using Cancer Treatment For Diseases Caused By Tapeworms." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
Please note: If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead.
If you write about specific medications, operations, or procedures please do not name healthcare professionals by name.
For any corrections of factual information, or to contact the our editorial team, please use our feedback form. Please send any medical news or health news press releases to:
Note: Any medical information published on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with a health care professional. For more information, please read our terms and conditions.
This page was printed from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/257703.php
Visit www.medicalnewstoday.com for medical news and health news headlines posted throughout the day, every day.
© 2004-2013 All rights reserved. MNT (logo) is the registered trade mark of MediLexicon International Limited.