February 2014 saw the first cases of the Ebola in Guinea, which then spread quickly to nine countries in West Africa and claimed over 11,000 lives. Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea bore the biggest direct impact of the outbreak in terms of fatalities, but the devastating outbreak has indirectly impacted the affected regions in many ways, including increasing malaria transmission, cases and mortality.
Malaria parasites are less virulent after they have passed through a mosquito. Is this due to a wiping-clean of the parasite’s epigenetic memory?
Lauren Cator discusses the intricate “dance” between the malaria parasite and its mosquito host that alters blood feeding behaviour.
Variations in the copulation songs that male sandflies sing to their mates determines whether or not insemination is successful