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The moment a chick hatches from its egg, maggots burrow into its skin to drink its blood, usually killing it. But scientists have found a way to stop the blood-sucking parasites.
The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) female full of eggs.
Fleas have lived with people for as long as people have lived with pets.
The collapse of Syria’s health system is helping spread leishmaniasis but not in the way some media outlets have reported.
New Nobel laureate William C Campbell.
Scientists William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Tu Youyou have been rewarded for their unglamorous but vital work on parasites that has improved the lives of millions.
Palaeontologists have discovered an unusual aquatic parasite from Jurassic-era China. Jun Chen from Linyi University and…
Maybe not such a great place to go swimming.
Parasites are fascinating. They are uniquely adapted to survive, in some cases through very complex life cycles. There’s also research to suggest that some may even change the behaviour of hosts to assist…
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have uncovered the malaria parasite’s ability to communicate with other malaria…
Compelling genetic evidence suggests that head and body lice are the same species. The study compared the protein-coding…
Scientists have cracked the genetic code and predicted some high priority drug targets for the blood parasite Schistosoma…