Discovery finds a drug that can be given orally for a tropical disease

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Discovery finds a drug that can be given orally for a tropical disease

Researchers at the University of Georgia, including Dr. Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, chair of the Division of Basic & Translational Biomedical Sciences within the Biomedical

and Health Sciences Institute, are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. By working to improve chemical entities already tested in human clinical trials, they hope to have a faster route to field studies to treat the disease using drugs that can be administered orally to patients.

The study, “Discovery of Carbazole-Derived Lead Drug for Human African Trypanosomiasis,” was published in Scientific Reports on August 26, 2016.

For more information, go to the following link: UGA Researchers Discover a Drug for a Tropical Disease.