Tag Archive for Leishmania

Life cycle of Leishmania in the insect vector

Great animation on Leishmania from @PLOSPathogens paper.

 

Lecture Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas Disease

Online lectures from Norma Andrews (Yale / University of Maryland, USA) on Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania.

Part 1: Trypanosoma Cruzi is a protozoan parasite that causes Chagas’ disease in humans. Andrews describes the lifecycle of the parasite as well as the progression of the disease. A good lecture for undergraduates in a microbiology or parasitology class or medical students.

Part 2: Andrews gives an interesting history of the discovery of Leishmania parasites as the causative agent of Leishmaniasis in humans. Parasite lifecycle and control of transmission are also covered. A good lecture for undergraduates in a microbiology or parasitology class or medical students.

Part 3: In this research lecture, Andrews describes recent advances in what is known about cell invasion and intracellular survival of both Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania. Suitable for graduate students in cell biology or microbiology.

These lectures and further study material can be found on the website of ibioseminars.

Resistance to visceral leishmaniasis : new mechanisms involved

Researchers from CNRS, Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier and IRD have elucidated new molecular mechanisms involved in resistance to visceral leishmaniasis, a serious parasitic infection.

To download the press-release (pdf): cp_anglais_leishmaniose_vf

From HealthCanal.