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Pointer to how kala azar trumps drugs – Parasite challenge tougher than thought, say city scientists

23 January 2013

NEW DELHI: Scientists in Calcutta say they have deciphered the molecular chicanery the parasite that causes kala azar unleashes to hijack the human body’s immune system and evade drugs used to treat this potentially fatal infection.

The researchers at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta, and their collaborators say their findings suggest that the challenge posed by drug-resistant versions of the kala azar parasite may be even more formidable than hitherto believed……

Read more: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130123/jsp/nation/story_16474878.jsp#.UQYY_r-84tg

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January 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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