Hilary Hurd

Editor at BugBitten
Hilary is Professor of Parasitology Emeritus at Keele University, UK, having retired at the end of 2013. Her research interests have revolved around parasites transmitted by insects and their interactions with their vectors. She was Director of the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology at Keele for over ten years and served as President of the British Society for Parasitology.
Hilary Hurd

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Unsticking malaria

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Recently published work suggests a toxin from the bacterium, Escherichia coli, could be a therapeutic tool for treatment of cerebral malaria.

A remarkable wasp parasite

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A seven-year study has resulted in a new understanding of the life history of a parasitic insect that infects the paper wasp.

Trematode soldiers

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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 »