Significant changes in gut microbial composition (gut dysbiosis) are induced by infection with the soil-transmitted helminth Trichuris trichiura, and effects… Read more »
Investigating gene expression in the brains of infected and uninfected sticklebacks can help shed light on the molecular mechanisms used by parasites to… Read more »
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 »
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 »