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Unusual case of a tapeworm moving across the brain sparks genomic insight


Dr Hayley Bennett is a researcher from the parasite genomics group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. She is the lead author of an article… Read more »

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BugBitten and the art of war

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Srimathy Sriskantharajah

Srimathy Sriskantharajah completed a BSc in Microbiology (UCL) and a PhD in environmental microbiology/ atmospheric chemistry (Royal Holloway University of London) before joining BioMed Central. Srimathy blogs about microbiology, infectious diseases and the environment amongst other things.

Srimathy is the Executive Publisher for Parasites & Vectors, Malaria Journal and other microbiology/ infectious diseases journals at BioMed Central.
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According to Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese military general, strategist and author of Art of War,  the key to winning a… Read more »

The gut-brain axis: what’s the relationship between our bowels and our brains?

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What is the nature of the relationship between the brain and the gut? This is a question that has fascinated scientists and… Read more »

Weapons of low-mass destruction: small ORFs in the uncharted parasite genome

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In our genomes, there is a whole host of genes hiding in plain sight. These genes are not included in major genome annotation… Read more »

Coral reef fish and parasite biodiversity

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Matthew Landau

Senior Journal Development Editor at BioMed Central
Matt looks after a portfolio of animal and plant science journals. Before joining BioMed Central in 2011, he worked at an NHS Primary Care Trust and as a freelance researcher for Katachi Magazine.
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Coral reefs are hotspots for biodiversity, both for invertebrates and vertebrates. Many marine species spend all or parts of their… Read more »