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Articles on Parasitology, a biological discipline that studies parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them
Humans Prompted New Paths For ParasitesAgricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are tracking how the dissemination of the parasite Trichinella spiralis throughout Europe, North Africa and the Americas was facilitated by human travel and the transportation of animals.
Scientists Make Malaria Parasite Work To Reveal Its Own VulnerabilitiesResearchers seeking ways to defeat malaria have found a way to get help from the parasite that causes the disease.
Malaria Immunity Trigger Found For Multiple Mosquito SpeciesResearchers have for the first time identified a molecular pathway that triggers an immune response in multiple mosquito species capable of stopping the development of Plasmodium falciparum—the parasite that causes malaria in humans.
Parasites May Have Had Role In Evolution Of SexWhat's so great about sex? From an evolutionary perspective, the answer is not as obvious as one might think.
Toxoplasmosis Parasite May Trigger Schizophrenia And Bipolar DisordersScientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.
How Toxoplasma Gondii Gets NoticedResearchers provide insight into how Toxoplasma gondii, a common parasite of people and other animals, triggers an immune response in its host.
New Way The Malaria Parasite And Red Blood Cells InteractVirginia Commonwealth University Life Sciences researchers have discovered a new mechanism the malaria parasite uses to enter human red blood cells, which could lead to the development of a vaccine cocktail to fight the mosquito-borne disease.
Once-a-month pill for both fleas and ticks in Fido and FluffyScientists in New Jersey are describing discovery and successful tests of the first once-a-month pill for controlling both fleas and ticks in domestic dogs and cats.
“Magic potion” in fly spit may shoo away blinding eye diseaseScientists have found proteins in the black fly’s saliva that help spread parasites that cause a devastating eye disease.
Revealing secrets of “African sleeping sickness”Scientists in the United Kingdom and Russia are reporting identification of a long-sought chink in the armor of the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness
Standardizing estimates of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite rateThe Plasmodium falciparum parasite rate (PfPR) is a commonly reported index of malaria transmission intensity. PfPR rises after birth to a plateau before declining in older children and adults
Genotype-specific interactions and the trade-off between host and parasite fitnessThese results highlight the importance of host variation in the determination of parasite fitness traits.
Trichostatin A effects on gene expression in the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolyticaThis work represents the first genome-wide analysis of histone acetylation and its effects on gene expression in E. histolytica.
Giardia Genome UnlockedGiardia lamblia, one of the most common human parasites in the United States, causes more than 20,000 intestinal infections a year, often through contact with contaminated drinking or swimming water.
Giardia Loses Its Hold On Intestinal Tissue After 'Tonic Shock'Known in America chiefly as the bane of hikers, the single-celled intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia is a major cause of diarrheal illness worldwide
Sugar Identified As Key To Malaria Parasite InvasionResearchers have identified a sugar in mosquitoes that allows the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, to attach itself to the mosquito's gut.
"What makes a host profitable" parasites balance host nutritive resources against immunity"Scientists based at the Universities of Glasgow, Scotland, and Lausanne, Switzerland, have shown that parasites balance host nutritive resources against immunity.
Progress in understanding the malarial parasiteAbout 2 million people die of malaria every year, of which more than a million are children in sub-Saharan Africa.
'Golden Bullet' Shows Promise For Killing Common ParasiteResearchers in Australia report development of a new type of gold nanoparticle that destroys the parasite responsible for toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis Infection Trick Revealed By ScientistsScientists have provided new insight into how the parasite which causes toxoplasmosis invades human cells.
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