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Articles on Parasitology, a biological discipline that studies parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them

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Trypanosoma cruzi: amastigote polymorphism defined by monoclonal antibodies
The authors have raised monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) directed towards amastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi

Date: 20 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Parameters affecting cellular invasion and escape from the parasitophorous vacuole by different infective forms of Trypanosoma cruzi
In this study the authors examined certain aspects of the process of cell invasion and parasitophorous vacuole escape by metacyclic trypomastigotes and extracellular amastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi

Date: 20 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

A Role for Extracellular Amastigotes in the Immunopathology of Chagas Disease
In spite of the growing knowledge obtained about immune control of Trypanosoma cruzi infection, the mechanisms responsible for the variable clinico-pathological expression of Chagas disease remain unknown.

Date: 20 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.42, 10 pages

Potent possibilities for parasite attack
New Leishmania genome sequences highlight gene targets for treatment development

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00

Studies identify more effective treatment for malaria control during pregnancy in Africa
A review of previous studies indicates that two doses of a malaria preventive therapy during pregnancy provides substantial benefit to HIV-negative women in Africa, with more frequent dosing apparently necessary for HIV-positive women

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.00

Malaria-resistant mosquitoes battle disease with 'molecular warhead'
A team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has discovered why some mosquitoes are resistant to malaria, a finding that may one day help fight a disease that afflicts and kills millions of people.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.00

CRESIB coordinates an international consortium to fight malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax
The CRESIB has today presented the research programme on malaria by Plasmodium vivax, a parasite causing over 70 million yearly cases of malaria in the world.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Outwitting pesky parasites
Across the southern United States, an invisible, yet deadly parasite known as the root-knot nematode is crippling soybean crops.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Identified mechanism in the malaria parasite to help it adapt to infected individuals
Research has been conducted on the genes of the parasite that play a role during the invasion of red blood cells, as these are very clear targets to develop vaccines against the disease

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Novel approach for rapid identification and development of malaria vaccines
Malaria is the world's most frequent parasitic disease, affecting more than 100 countries in the tropical zones, mostly in Africa, and 40% of the world population, with more than a million deaths per year.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.00

Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
Scientists hope to understand how the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum evolved resistance to the once-effective medication chloroquine.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Discovery could help stop malaria at its source -- the mosquito
As summer temperatures cool in the United States, fewer mosquitoes whir around our tiki torches.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

UGA researchers discover how human body fights off African parasite
Research could lead to new methods of controlling similar parasites that cause endemic diseases

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Sugar identified as key to malaria parasite invasion
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) have identified a sugar in mosquitoes that allows the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to attach itself to the mosquito's gut.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak
A team of dermatologists and dermatopathologists has identified nine North Texas cases of an infectious skin disease common in South America, Mexico and in the Middle East, where it is sometimes referred to as a "Baghdad boil."

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Newly Identified Strains Of Chlamydia Trachomatis Could Produce New Diseases
A new study led by a scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is the first to conclude that Chlamydia trachomatis is evolving at a rate faster than scientists first thought or imagined.

Date: 3 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Genetic diversity of Plasmodium vivax in Kolkata, India
The genotyping protocols used in this study may be useful for differentiating re-infection from relapse and recrudescence in studies assessing of malarial drug efficacy in vivax malaria.

Date: 9 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.55, 9 pages

Silence Of The Amoebae: Scientists Render A Disease-causing Pathogen Harmless
News: Freedom of expression is great, but silence is golden -- at least when it comes to amoebae, which are intestine-dwelling parasites that cause life-threatening dysentery in many parts of the world.

Date: 7 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00

Mammalian cell invasion and intracellular trafficking by Trypanosoma cruzi infective forms
The article focused on how amastigotes can invade mammalian cells with infectivities comparable to that of trypomastigotes. Differences in cellular responses induced by amastigotes and trypomastigotes regarding cytoskeletal components and actin-rich proje

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.33, 12 pages

Molecular basis of mammalian cell invasion by Trypanosoma cruzi
The article focused on the mechanisms of target cell invasion by metacyclic trypomastigotes and mammalian tissue culture trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.33, 11 pages