Chagas Disease, 1st Edition

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Chagas Disease, 1st Edition,Herbert Tanowitz,Louis M. Weiss,Louis V Kirchhoff,ISBN9780123858634

Advances in Parasitology

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  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field
  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts


This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews addressing recent advances as well as an overview for the research and clinical communities on the endemic infection of Chagas disease. Lead researchers discuss epidemiology and control measures as well as various diagnosis techniques, treatments, and therapies currently being used. The text includes a history of Chagas disease and an outlook for the next century.



Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology.

Herbert Tanowitz

Affiliations and Expertise

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Louis M. Weiss

Louis M. Weiss M.D., M.P.H is Professor of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Pathology (Division of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine) of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Weiss received his M.D. and M.P.H degrees from the Johns Hopkins University in 1982. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following this fellowship, he joined the faculty at Einstein where he is currently a Professor of Pathology and Medicine. His laboratory group has an active research program on parasitic diseases with a research focus on Toxoplasma gondii, the Microsporidia and Trypanosoma cruzi. Dr. Weiss is the author of over 200 publications and the editor of 3 books on parasitology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Weiss is the Co-Director of the Einstein Global Health Center.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, U.S.A.

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Chagas Disease, 1st Edition

  1. Epidemiology of American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease)
  2. Louis V. Kirchhoff, MD, MPH

  3. Acute and Congenital Chagas Diseases
  4. Caryn Bern, Diana Martin and Robert H. Gilman

  5. Cell Based Therapy in Chagas Disease
  6. Antonio C. Campos de Carvalho, Adriana B. Carvalho and Regina C. S. Goldenberg

  7. Targeting Trypanosoma cruzi sterol 14 alpha-demethylase
  8. Galina I. Lepesheva, Fernando Villalta, and Michael R. Waterman

  9. Experimental Chemotherapy and Approaches to Drug Discovery for Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
  10. Frederick S. Buckner

  11. Vaccine development against Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas disease
  12. Juan C. Vázquez-Chagoyán, Shivali Gupta and Nisha Jain Garg

  13. Genetic Epidemiology of Chagas Disease
  14. Sarah Williams-Blangero, Ph.D, John L. VandeBerg, Ph.D2, John Blangero, Ph.D1, and Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Ph.D.

  15. Kissing Bugs. The Vectors of Chagas
  16. Lori Stevens, Patricia L. Dorn, Justin O. Schmidt, John H. Klotz, David Lucero and Stephen A. Klotz

  17. Advances in Imaging of Animal Models of Chagas Disease
  18. Linda A. Jelicks, PhD and Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD

  19. The Genome and its Implications
  20. Santuza M. Teixeira, Najib M. El-Sayed and Patrícia R. Araújo

  21. Genetic Techniques in Trypanosoma cruzi
  22. Martin C. Taylor, Huan Huang and John M. Kelly

  23. Nuclear structure of Trypanosoma cruzi
  24. Sergio Schenkman, Bruno dos Santos Pascoalino, Sheila C. Nardelli

  26. Samuel Goldenberg and Andrea Rodrigues Ávila

  27. The Role of Acidocalcisomes in the Stress Response of Trypanosoma cruzi
  28. Roberto Docampo*, Veronica Jimenez, Sharon King-Keller, Zhu-hong Li, and Silvia N.J. Moreno

  29. Signal transduction in Trypanosoma cruzi

          Huan Huang

Quotes and reviews

"One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing."
"The policy of the editors of Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers."
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