The discovery that 23% the samples of fresh fruits, vegetables and mushrooms collected in a region of Poland were contaminated with eggs of a highly pathogenic tapeworm has been challenged. However the original research team have defended their findings.
A new study has identified the proteosome protein complex as a promising new drug target for kinetoplastid protozoa, with one compound able to act against three diseases.
Anopheles mosquitoes have made their move, donning a thicker armour against insecticide- now what’s ours?
Ivermectin, the antiparasitic drug, for which discovery the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded, is presently under development to become an additional component of an Integrated Pest Management framework to treat bed bug infestations. Here, we summarize the results of a recent update published by one of the groups working on this topic, and the next steps towards the successful implementation of this plan
The Big Tick Project has recently published the results of a large scale survey of tick infestation in UK dogs which found a considerable increase in prevalence.
The Three Gorges hydroelectric dam is a feat of modern engineering: providing power to a vast region, lowering flood risks along the Yangtze and increasing the river’s shipping capacity. Now, there is strong evidence to show that the dam has also contributed to reducing schistosomiasis in the surrounding area.
Insecticide resistance is a huge threat to the malaria control. A new study suggest that the bad news about insecticide resistance may not be quite as bad as we thought.