Some mosquitoes have a strong preference for feeding on humans rather than other vertebrates. Our smell is one of the cues they use to detect us. A recent… 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
Recently published work suggests a toxin from the bacterium, Escherichia coli, could be a therapeutic tool for treatment of cerebral malaria.
A recent study in Burkina Faso showed that genetic diversity in strains of malaria resulted in different degrees of disease severity and showed evidence of… Read more »
A look back over the first five years of BugBitten.
A seven-year study has resulted in a new understanding of the life history of a parasitic insect that infects the paper wasp.
Resistance to pyrethroid based insecticides is spreading rapidly, giving rise to concern that bednets treated with these formulation are becoming less… Read more »
A new study sheds further light on the transcription factor that acts as a master switch that turns on the production of sexual stages in the malaria life… Read more »
Larval stages of some flukes produce a soldier caste that helps to protect the colony if another species of fluke invades their snail host. New work shows this… Read more »
Dog faeces left on fields containing cattle could expose cows to a parasitic infection that may result in early abortions or leave calves infected with the… Read more »
Exciting new research uncovers some reasons why very few tsetse flies develop salivary gland infections.