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.

Plasmodium ovale: Parasite and Disease

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

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

Parasites Trigger Healthy Eating In Caterpillars

Some parasites trigger their own destruction by altering their hosts' behavior, researchers reports...

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.

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.

African Sleeping Sickness Breakthrough

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

A Case Of Mistaken Molecular Identity

Researchers in Argentina have determined that night blindness is a new clinical symptom of Chagas disease...

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...

Gene Exchange Between Species Is Aided By Parasitism

Gene exchange between different plant species is made possible by their parasites, according to a report...

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...

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.

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.

Malaria Parasites Develop In Lymph Nodes

Researchers found Plasmodium developing in an unexpected place: the lymph nodes.

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...

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.