Despite the potential for mosquitoes to develop resistances, a new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Malaria Consortium shows that insecticide-treated nets may still help in preventing malaria.
Scientists have taken a closer look to see how climate change and the immune reaction of the infected individual can affect the long-term and seasonal dynamics of parasite infections.
Researchers carried out a detailed study of the 'Meselson effect' where chromosomes in asexual organisms can evolve independently from each other and become quite distinctive over time. A parasite called 'Trypanosoma brucei gambiense' was used to carry out the study.
A parasite may actually be micro jellyfish. Scientists have made a new discovery that may redefine how scientists interpret what it means to be an animal.
A recent study revealed that human and apes share the same genes linked with malaria's virulence.
Researchers are adjusting the landscape of the human body to remove the mechanism that allows pathogens that result in disease in order to create cell immunity in parasites that infect 50 million from the parasite E. histolytica, which infects 50 million people and causes 40,000 to 110,000 deaths vi...
Scientists have learned a bit more about parasitic plants, which leech nutrients from a host plant
Scientists at the Medical Research Council's (MRC) Toxicology Unit based at the University of Leicester and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have identified a key protein, called kinase, that may help to stop the malaria parasite that thrives in the blood stream. The findings are pub...
As infectious diseases increase worldwide, it's important to find out what may reduce instances of these diseases. Now, scientists may have figured out a way: biodiversity.
This is a story that's likely to give you nightmares. A 17-year-old from Pozuzo recently had a 3-centimter-long worm pulled from his eye after it had lived there for about a month.
Statistics show that roughly 30 percent of U.S. households own cats. Of course, pet owners love this adorable creature very much, but could a common parasite linked to the animal also pose the danger of mental illness?
University of Florida scientists have discovered a rare but invasive and dangerous parasite in Giant African Land Snails, as well as three other non-native species of snails, that could pose a serious health problem in humans as well as animals.