While studying the parasite Trypanosoma brucei that causes sleeping sickness, Monica Mugnier discovered that it could activate more than 100 protein signatures over 30 days of a single infection. She also found it makes new “protein disguises” by recombining elements of…

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as African sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease that causes fever, headaches, joint pains and itching. If left untreated, the disease can also cause behavior changes, confusion and poor coordination. About 61 million people in…

Intrigued by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 2016 Annual Meeting Travel Awardees, we reached out to some of them for a special Q&A series.

A lack of support among community elders can kill the most well-intentioned disease control programs, and memories and perceptions of past programs matter, according to a new PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases study. To understand whether negative or traumatic memories of…