With elimination of trachoma as a public health problem targeted for 2020, it is timely to reflect on the progress made so far and highlight the recent global… Read more »
Cara went on to obtain her PhD (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) in Parasitology, with a focus on developing onchocerciasis diagnostic tests to detect infection/infection clearance using host plasma.
She is currently working for the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group and the COUNTDOWN consortium at LSTM, preparing systematic reviews of interventions, policy and practice in topics relevant to NTD control and elimination.
Latest posts by Cara Macfarlane (see all)
- The future looks bright for trachoma elimination - 31st August 2018
- Helpful invaders: can cane toads reduce the burdens of native frogs? - 10th February 2017
- Some entomopathogenic nematodes like it hot - 5th August 2016
While invasive species can be a devastating force in their new habitats by negatively impacting biodiversity and the environment, recent research has shown they… Read more »
Entomopathogenic nematodes are lethal parasites of insects which are used as biocontrol agents. While their effectiveness in the field has been variable, recent… Read more »
Nematode pheromone ascr#18 has been shown to alert plants to the presence of plant-parasitic nematodes and to activate their immune responses.