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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TAGGED: River Blindness, Urine, Medical Diagnostics, Parasites


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