Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening parasitic disease that affects up to 300,000 people in the United States and millions in South America.
The current treatment regimen is–oral benznidazole in smaller twice-daily doses over 2 months
My guest today and his colleagues say high weekly doses of oral benznidazole over 30 weeks resulted in better clearance of the parasite.
This research is outlined in a recent study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Joining me today is Regents’ Professor in the University of Georgia’s department of cellular biology, Rick Tarleton, PhD
Show notes: A modified drug regimen clears active and dormant trypanosomes in mouse models of Chagas disease
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