leishmania leishmania

Definition(s):

  • (n) flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis

Usage(s):

  • From some of the insects, the Poinars have extracted microbes that cause leishmania and malaria evidently new pathogens back then, against which dinosaurs wouldn't have had .

News

  • IDRI and Zydus sign agreement for development of IDRI's vaccine candidate for visceral leishmaniasis

    ( Infectious Disease Research Institute ) In a unique partnership, Zydus, India's fourth largest healthcare group and an innovation-led global healthcare provider, and IDRI, a Seattle-based non-profit research and product development organization, announced today they are collaborating on the production and clinical development of IDRI's visceral leishmaniasis vaccine candidate, designed to ...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  • "We found in the gut of one biting insect, preserved in amber from that era, the pathogen that causes leishmania - a serious disease still today, one that can infect both reptiles and humans. In another biting insect, we discovered organisms that...
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: George Poinar Source: Times of India

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