Evidence of shared immunodominance between Plasmodium falciparum and SARS-CoV-2 may explain low COVID-19 incidence in the malaria-endemic belt of Africa, and… Read more »
Latest posts by Daniel Parsons (see all)
- Is the low incidence of COVID-19 in Africa due to prior infections with Plasmodium falciparum? - 5th February 2021
- Investigating the importance of the Schistosome digestive tract in host immune evasion, parasite survival and novel vaccine development - 11th December 2020
- A powerful attractant: Malaria parasites lure blood-sucking mosquitoes - 2nd October 2020
Investigating the importance of the Schistosome digestive tract in host immune evasion, parasite survival and novel vaccine development
An investigation into schistosome digestive tract development reveals that the oesophageal gland, a site of protein secretion and entrance to the gut, could be… Read more »
The malaria parasite’s gametocyte-stage has been demonstrated in the field to heavily manipulate the blood-seeking behaviour of vector mosquitoes through… Read more »
A novel compound, active against a range of single celled parasites, has recently been discovered in the symbiotic bacteria living in the gills of a shipworm.
Bats have been identified as reservoir host for Leishmania parasites in Spain.
In a caste system similar to some social insects, larval stages of some parasitic trematodes are allocated to be soldiers to defend the colony when under… Read more »