Mantids infected with horsehair worms exhibit dramatic changes in behaviour linked to the production of parasite manipulation molecules that are homologous to… Read more »
- Horizontal gene transfer explains the origin of parasite molecules that manipulate host behaviour. - 10th November 2023
- Happy 10th birthday to BugBitten - 6th October 2023
- New report of a bacterium that blocks malaria transmission - 11th August 2023
I find it hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the BugBitten blog was born. Initiated by board members of Parasites & Vectors and hosted by the… Read more »
It is not often that malaria research makes it onto the BBC morning news, but it did so very recently, when the discovery of a naturally occurring bacterium… Read more »
The identification and discovery of the mode of action of a class of drugs, the cyanotriazoles, that poison trypanosomatids has recently been reported.
Parasites have evolved various strategies for finding a host. For hyperparasitoids that use a host hidden inside its own host this poses a particular problem.… Read more »
New research sheds more light on the odors involved in tsetse fly mating behaviour.
Following previous setbacks, an announcement in January this year suggests Guinea worm disease may finally be on its way to eradication. If achieved, this would… Read more »
A parasite that encysts in the brains of wolves in Yellowstone National Park is associated with changes in wolf behaviour that may increase their incidence of… Read more »
Malaria parasites multiply in liver cells prior to invading red blood cells. Recent work has been investigating whether the position of a host cell within the… Read more »
Analysis of genomes of plague bacterium from ancient burial sites are shedding light on the origins of Old-World plague pandemics.