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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Big Hopes 

Researchers have found that the parasite that causes African Sleeping Sickness, Trypanosoma brucei, seems to need its flagellum to divide. This could be a major breakthrough in treatment of this major killer.

Somewhat similarly, MIT researchers have found a compound which could help stem the progress of Huntington's Disease. Not a good month if you're a neurodegenerative disorder!

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