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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have mapped how the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi forms new variants that are more effective at evading the immune system and causing disease. Their findings can give rise to new methods for diagnosing, preventing and treating Chagas disease, which affects millions of people in Central and South America, causing thousands of deaths every year. The study is published in the journal eLife.
The president of Karolinska Institutet, Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, has established a team of experts for Covid-19 comprising eight of the university’s researchers with expertise in a range of fields related to the spread of infection. One of them is doctoral students Hedvig Glans, assistant consultant and head of inpatient care at Karolinska University Hospital’s infection clinic in Huddinge.
Susanne Nylén, in an interview about parasites in the stomach, on Vetenskapsradion Nyheter, Sveriges Radio, broadcast on 15 April 2016.
New research from Karolinska Institutet and the Stockholm South General Hospital shows that the alpha-gal carbohydrate, which is found in the tick intestine, can cause allergic reactions to red meat in bitten people.
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