The parasite Trypanosoma brucei is transmitted via tsetse flies. It causes a disease known as trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness in humans, but in cows, it's known as nagana or animal African trypanosomiasis. In this episode, Joan Cortada García interviews Maria Contreras-Garcia from The Roslin Institute on her work to validate and characterize the use of a small RNA as a diagnostic test for trypanosomiasis. Media by Hanna Peach.
Here is a link to the event mentioned by Ruby White in our episode coda. The event is a joint University of Edinburgh and University of Sydney Workshop Series on sustainable food production, antimicrobial resistance and One Health https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/university-of-sydney-and-university-of-edinburgh-joint-workshop-series-2021-tickets-142438833385?utm_campaign=2889898_UoE-UoSyd%20OH%20workshops%20EID&utm_medium=email&utm_source=College%20of%20Science%20%26%20Engineering%2C%20The%20University%20of%20Edinburgh&dm_i=2MP0,1PXUY,9QQ8JI,5VOLI,1