A new study sheds further light on the transcription factor that acts as a master switch that turns on the production of sexual stages in the malaria life… Read more »
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- Switching on the production of malaria sexual stages - 14th September 2018
- Trematode soldiers - 3rd August 2018
- Dog poo could cause abortions in cattle - 22nd June 2018
Larval stages of some flukes produce a soldier caste that helps to protect the colony if another species of fluke invades their snail host. New work shows this… Read more »
Dog faeces left on fields containing cattle could expose cows to a parasitic infection that may result in early abortions or leave calves infected with the… Read more »
Exciting new research uncovers some reasons why very few tsetse flies develop salivary gland infections.
A tsetse control project conducted in Burkina Faso reveals the importance of the engagement of local communities.
Parasitic infections can cause multiple changes to occur to their hosts. Are these changes all initiated by the same mechanism or are several causes involved?… Read more »
The parasites causing vivax malaria is known to preferentially invade immature red blood cells by attaching to Duffy antigens on the cell surface. An… Read more »
Sporadic epidemics of West Nile Fever occur in Europe in the summer months when the mosquito vector of West Nile virus is biting. Do new introductions occur… Read more »
Artemisinin and its derivatives are regarded as the most effective antimalaria drug available today. They are used as a standard treatment for malaria… Read more »
On the occasion of BugBitten's fourth birthday: time to reflect