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


Parasitology Articles

Subversion Mechanisms by Which Leishmania Parasites Can Escape the Host Immune Response: a Signaling Point of View
This review has addressed some of the mechanisms by which Leishmania escapes host immune response by manipulating signaling pathways of the host macrophage.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.83, 8 pages

Plasmodium ovale: Parasite and Disease
A review of Plasmodium ovale. Its life history, distribution, ultrastructure, relationship to some species, and other relevant studies...

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.56, 14 pages

Towards an understanding of the interactions of Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma rangeli within the reduviid insect host Rhodnius prolixus
This review outlines aspects on the developmental stages of Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma rangeli in the invertebrate host, Rhodnius prolixus.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.00, 7 pages

The Entamoeba histolytica genome: something old, something new, something borrowed and sex too?
A short article about Entamoeba histolytica, an intestinal protozoan parasite of humans that causes amebic colitis and amebic liver abscess...

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Mechanical Transmission of Human Protozoan Parasites by Insects
A minireview of synanthropic insects such as flies, cockroaches, and coprophagic beetles that make them efficient vectors and transmitters of human enteric protozoan parasites.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.71, 9 pages

Movie spies on malaria parasite's sneaky behavior
Malaria has been outsmarting the human immune system for centuries. Now, using real-time imaging to track malaria infections in live mice, researchers have discovered one of the parasite's sneakiest tricks--using dead liver cells to cloak and transport it

Date: 8 Aug 2006, Rating: 2.75

Suppression of adaptive immunity to heterologous antigens during Plasmodium infection through hemozoin-induced failure of dendritic cell function
Plasmodium infection inhibits the induction of adaptive immunity to heterologous antigens by modulating DC function, according to this study.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Parasites Trigger Healthy Eating In Caterpillars
Some parasites trigger their own destruction by altering their hosts' behavior, researchers reports...

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00

River Blindness Caused By Bacteria, Not Worms, Suggesting Antibiotic Treatment For The Disease, Researchers Report
River blindness, a devastating tropical disease is caused by parasitic worms. But, the worms themselves probably aren't the main culprits behind the disease, says an international team of scientists.

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.44

Scientists Step Closer To New Treatments For River Blindness
Veterinary scientists in Liverpool have found that some African cattle have natural immunity to a parasite, similar to that which causes River Blindness in humans.

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 10.00

African Sleeping Sickness Breakthrough
Researchers have made a crucial breakthrough in the journey towards finding a treatment for African Sleeping Sickness...

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

A Case Of Mistaken Molecular Identity
Researchers in Argentina have determined that night blindness is a new clinical symptom of Chagas disease...

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Banning Animals From The Bedroom Could Reduce Chagas Disease Risk, Say Researchers
Keeping chickens and especially dogs out of bedrooms could help reduce the risk of deadly Chagas disease infection in rural areas of Central and South America...

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Gene Exchange Between Species Is Aided By Parasitism
Gene exchange between different plant species is made possible by their parasites, according to a report...

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Genome Sequence Reveals Leaner, Meaner Intestinal Parasite
Cryptosporidium parvum an insidious, one-celled, waterborne parasite that lodges in the intestines of infected people and animals is missing key structures normally found in similar parasites, say researchers...

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 9.00

Parasitic Worms "Read" The Body's Immune Condition And Reproduce Accordingly
Research shows that the worms not only evade immune defenses but actively use molecules of the immune system to grow and reproduce.

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 9.60

MBL Study Shows How Good Cholesterol Provides Human Immunity To Certain Parasites
Scientists have discovered that human HDLs work this bug-repelling magic by serving as a platform for the assembly and delivery of two naturally occurring proteins that combine to create a super-toxic antimicrobial.

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.00

Malaria Parasites Develop In Lymph Nodes
Researchers found Plasmodium developing in an unexpected place: the lymph nodes.

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Mosquito Immune System: Same Immune Factors Used To Fight Malaria Parasite And Infectious Pathogens
Mosquitoes employ the same immune factors to fight off bacterial pathogens as they do to kill malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, according to a study...

Date: 23 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Scientists Lift Hopes in Malaria War
European scientists have identified a new way to stop malaria in its tracks. Instead of preventing the malaria parasite from infecting humans, they could instead stop the parasite from infecting the mosquito that spreads the lethal disease.

Date: 9 Jun 2006, Rating: 3.50