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  • n. A nitrofuran drug that is an antitrypanosomal agent


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  • The drugs nifurtimox and eflornithine will be given out in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • He had been digging into research suggesting a mixture of vitamin C and vitamin K3, known as vitamin C: K3, killed cancer cells in a similar way as nifurtimox.

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  • Physicians at Brown University had reported that a child with neuroblastoma who had contracted a tropical illness called Chagas disease went into remission after being treated with an antibiotic called nifurtimox.

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  • He decided to stop it until he gets the results of a mouse experiment gauging the effects of vitamin C: K3 with nifurtimox, a test funded by a small foundation Mr. Hutchison and three other parents have launched.

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  • In September 2006, Sam began nifurtimox in combination with two strong chemotherapy drugs, the same combination treatment the patient with Chagas disease had received when she went into remission at Brown.

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  • In a later lab test, nifurtimox appeared to kill neuroblastoma cells.

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  • The Hutchisons were elated with Sam's progress, but feared the cancer could eventually overcome the nifurtimox.

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  • The Hutchisons posted Sam's progress online, and soon several other parents were clamoring to use the nifurtimox-chemotherapy combination.

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  • "This combination therapy has had some initial success but our tests have shown there is a danger, in that exposing the parasite to nifurtimox results in increased resistance to the point where the disease is no longer curable," said Professor Fairlamb. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Sciences at Dundee has shown trypanosomes can quickly develop resistance to nifurtimox. - latest science and technology news stories


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