February 27, 2013
Urine Test Reveals 'River Blindness' Parasite
Kai Kupferschmidt, Science Now
A small parasitic worm is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. But now researchers have discovered a molecule in the urine of African patients that could help diagnose those infected with the parasite and help eliminate the devastating disease known as river blindness.
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