Parasites are, by their nature, harmful to their hosts and considered unwanted guests. This must not always be the case though, as parasites have been observed… Read more »
New sampling and sequencing of malaria parasite from apes and monkeys is re-writing the phylogeny and origin story of one of humankinds most deadly infections.
The search for vaccine targets against one of the world’s worst parasites has gone internal. Rather than look for vaccine targets on the surface, new… Read more »
Copepods have a tough enough time avoiding being eaten on their own without the presence of mind controlling parasites to hijack their responses to predators.… Read more »
Serious disease causing parasites are often transmitted to humans by small aquatic snails. These snails are dependent on suitable habitat to breed and spread.… Read more »
Parasitic manipulators have very demonstrable impacts on the structures of ecosystems but we often don’t consider how a changing environment will manipulate… Read more »