If communities are to be involved in programmes to control insect- transmitted parasitic diseases prevalent in their locality, knowledge of the link between… Read more »
Latest posts by Hilary Hurd (see all)
- Linking a disease to knowledge of its vector: River blindness and black flies - 12th November 2021
- Is toxoplasmosis a COVID risk factor? - 8th October 2021
- Malaria vaccines: a new approach for an old idea - 16th July 2021
The world is in the grip of a pandemic caused by acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Multiple risk factors have been associated with the… Read more »
Clinical trials of malaria vaccines composed of live parasites in combination with anti-malaria drugs to kill the parasites once they have stimulated an immune… Read more »
The most recent of a series of studies has confirmed that larvae of a woodpecker tapeworm induce alterations in the life history traits of their ant host,… Read more »
Recent research leads to a new hypothesis explaining the interaction between malaria parasites and receptors on the cells lining the brain microvasculature when… Read more »
The prospect of eliminating a parasitic disease afflicting humans took a leap forward in 2020, despite restrictions caused by a global pandemic.
Field studies, conducted in Brazil, have been investigation the distance sand flies will fly to a trap baited with the sex-aggregation pheromone that the males… Read more »
A recent study shows how disruption of the mosquito doublesex gene affects the courtship songs produced by females.
The malaria parasite undergoes cycles of replication with red blood cells that follow circadian rhythms. Recent work has examined the source of the signal that… Read more »
An eight year study, conducted in Zhalong National Nature Reserve, shows how the common cuckoo decides when to lay an egg in the nest of the Oriental willow… Read more »