Malaria parasites multiply in liver cells prior to invading red blood cells. Recent work has been investigating whether the position of a host cell within the liver architecture affects parasite growth and survival
This neglected disease remains a public health issue in many countries, including Venezuela. One project aims to provide real-time information on the distribution of triatomines using the help of Venezuelans to keep an eye out for the bugs around them.
Researchers at the University of Kentucky undertook the first study and characterization of the microbiota of an ascarid parasite, of an equine parasite and of the differential microbiota in organs of a parasitic nematode.