Monthly Archives: September 2014

Avirulent parasites point the way

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Post Co-authored with Edmundo Grisard and Patricia Stocco UFSC (Florianópolis) in Brazil   In 2014 we are awash with data. Resequencing is modestly priced and a range of platform technologies provide terabytes of “-omics” information about the world’s great infectious diseases. On the parasites that cause them, the vectors that transmit them and on the host response to… Read more »


Is a skin-penetrating nematode searching for you?

Let’s get ’em boys!

Worms that burrow into your skin are the stuff that nightmares are made of, yet approximately one billion people across the globe are infected with parasitic round worms that enter the body this way. They belong to a group of parasites known as soil-transmitted helminths and their tiny infective larvae have developed sophisticated foraging strategies… Read more »