Number One Mystery
How solving a riddle about pungent camel urine could lead to potential diagnostics or treatments for African sleeping sickness
James Strachan |
Sleeping sickness, also known as African trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic disease perpetuated by Trypanosoma brucei, and mainly affects sub-Saharan Africa – resulting in approximately 9,000 deaths a year. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have found a new potential tool for early diagnosis – or even treatment – of the disease by solving an old riddle: why do camels infected with T. brucei excrete pungent redbrown urine? (1).
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