Recent research has uncovered new information about the steroid hormone that male anopheline mosquitoes pass on to females during mating.
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Although the jury is still out regarding the origin of SARS-CoV-2, it is most likely to have originated in an animal reservoir. Whilst a new variant is rapidly… Read more »
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 »
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.