Schistosome worms infect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how to use inexpensive drones to identify disease hotspots in remote African villages.
Mythical mistletoe can be traced back to Norse legends.
There are three classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans. Here's what you need to know.
Certain wasps and flies which lay their eggs in specific species such as aphids could be a sustainable form of pest control.
Toxoplasma already infects a third of the world's population but it's very hard to study and so treat.
Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal – for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.
Reconsidering an old ecological conundrum comes up with a new perspective on migration, contact and trade in the Australia and Asia-Pacific region.
Each year 50 000 people from 89 countries, in every continent except Antarctica, die from leishmaniasis, an ancient neglected disease.
Tiny fairy wasps are so small they can lay their eggs inside other insects eggs, but they punch above their weight when it comes to keeping pests down.
An infestation as a chick leads to enlarged nostrils in the beak of Darwin finches, and that affects their mating call.
We like to think that all creatures play a role in the local ecosystem. We're especially interested in insects that provide a benefit for people too. But that's not always how it is.
Ticks are generally inactive in the winter and start to look for their next meal as temperatures warm up. But as winters warm, every season may become tick season.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
Parasites can tip the scales and take advantage of their hosts, stealing nutrients or resources. But can they control minds?
Only when flowering is Pilostyles visible externally, the flowers erupting from the stems of its host like a weird botanical Alien.
A new treatment which targets proteins in cells could be key for future schistosomiasis treatment.
New study shows parasitic Escovopsis fungus attacks the bacteria leafcutter ants use to protect themselves.
The nematode that can turn slugs into zombies.
A stomach-churning viral video of an Oregon woman who describes removing cattle eyeworms from her eye has renewed interest in parasites that jump from animals to humans. Here's all you need to know.
In biology, the study of these very special sperm cells makes it possible to learn more about species such as parasitic worms.