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Emerging parasitic disease mimics the symptoms of visceral leishmaniasis in people

October 2, 2019

A new study published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases suggests that transmission of a protozoan parasite from insects may…
Parasite infection may protect against HIV

September 9, 2019

Parasitic worm infections can reduce the susceptibility of immune cells to HIV infection, according to new University of…
Stanford researchers investigate obstacles to disease eradication

September 4, 2019

No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how…
Artificial red blood cells enable research into malaria invasion

August 30, 2019

Researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have established a new model system that uses…
Researchers find elusive protein that could be key to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

August 28, 2019

Researchers at the University of Alberta have found an important protein in the cells of a deadly infectious…
Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

August 20, 2019

Coprolites from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms…
Smuggling route for cells protects DNA from parasites

August 12, 2019

An international research team has now uncovered new insight into how safety mechanisms keep genetic parasites in check…
City coyotes’ poor diets could make them more aggressive, study suggests

August 8, 2019

City coyotes’ garbage-based diets are affecting their gut bacteria and that could affect how they interact with humans,…
Laura Knoll is a professor of medical microbiology in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Photo by Wandy Beatty/Washington University
Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats

August 1, 2019

Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite perhaps best known for its ability to trick mice into taking potentially fatal…
Keeping parasites from sticking to mosquito guts could block disease transmission

July 31, 2019

A group of microorganisms known as kinetoplastids includes the parasites that cause devastating diseases such as African sleeping…
Exposure to parasites may have greater negative effect than previously thought: study

July 25, 2019

The mere presence of parasites can have a negative effect on hosts, according to new research by University…
Parasitic plants use stolen genes to make them better parasites

July 23, 2019

Some parasitic plants steal genetic material from their host plants and use the stolen genes to more effectively…
Parasites hinder reproduction for seabird mothers

July 23, 2019

A study by the University of Liverpool and Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has found that parasites reduced female…
FDA qualifies biomarker in controlled malaria infection trials

July 18, 2019

A molecular test, proven more effective than thick blood smears at detecting malaria parasites earlier in an infection,…
How mosquito immune system fights off malaria parasite

July 11, 2019

A new study from Iowa State University entomologists describes how mosquitoes fight off parasites that cause malaria, a…
What is cryptosporidium? The pool parasite outbreak causing panic

July 11, 2019

Cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease, is caused by the microscopic parasite cryptosporidium, or crypto, and it could be living in your…
Chance discovery could lead to breakthrough in battle against drug-resistant parasites

July 9, 2019

Andrew Fraser did not set out to study parasites, but when his team stumbled on an intriguing finding he…
Disrupting One Gene Could Be First Step Toward Treating Honey Bee Parasite Nosema Ceranae

June 21, 2019

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have taken the first step towards a weapon against the major honey bee…
Novel model for studying intestinal parasite could advance vaccine development

June 21, 2019

The intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, which causes a diarrheal disease, is very good at infecting humans. It’s the leading…
Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act

June 18, 2019

Even single-celled organisms desire partners every now and then. Leishmania – single-celled parasites that cause infections of the skin…
Parasites affect host responses to environmental change

June 17, 2019

Ignoring the role of parasites may lead to a misinterpretation of organism responses to environmental change, according to an…
Researcher documents cascading effects of parasites on underwater ecosystems

June 12, 2019

Research by an evolutionary biologist from Florida State University has shown parasites have important and far-reaching effects on…
Sex, lice and videotape

June 11, 2019

A few years ago, Scott Villa of Emory University had a problem. Then a graduate student at the…
Parasites hinder organic trout production

May 28, 2019

Less illness, reduced medicine consumption, and the mortality rate in organic trout production—these are the goals of the…
Numbers game: Revelation may explain mystery of long-term parasites

May 23, 2019

As hosting gigs go, it’s a tough crowd. More than 1 billion people are host to parasitic worms…
Parasites help beetle hosts function more effectively

May 6, 2019

A common woodland beetle that plays an important role in the decomposition of fallen trees may be getting a…
New immune pathway involved in resistance to parasite worms found in undercooked pork

April 23, 2019

Scientists from Lancaster University have discovered that immune responses originally found to prevent fungal infections are also important in…
A fungus, an antibiotic, a parasite, and a cure

April 10, 2019

Researchers have turned a fungus into a disease-curing factory through modern genetic engineering and patience. The natural antibiotic…
Researchers Advance Effort to Manage Parasitic Roundworms with Patent-Pending Discovery

March 29, 2019

Roundworms that feed on plants cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. Now researchers at the…
Grubs for global health

January 13, 2019

Two handfuls of warm, slightly moist, loose soil fill a plastic food container. When tapped gently on the…
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