Parasites

Got An Invasive Army Of Crayfish Clones? Try Eating Them

The marbled crayfish is a threat to the native species, but the “Berlin lobster” may also offer a sustainable food source and help stop the spread of parasites.

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Hostile Takeover In The Cell: Pathogens Hijack Host Mitochondria

A research team reports that a parasite tricks mitochondria into shedding large structures from their 'skin', thus turning off their defenses.
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Bait Uses Mosquitoes' Love Of Malaria Parasite To Bite Them Back

Molecules produced by the parasite lure mosquitoes to a beet-based bait -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Malaria

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In Ancient Times, Even The Rich Had Parasites

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 2022 – In ancient times, intestinal parasites weren't just an affliction of the poor. Even the well-to-do had them. Researchers studied the contents of a cesspit beneath a toilet in Jerusalem. They found the remains of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Natural Antiparasitic Processes Hinder Anisakis Infection In Fish

The publishing of several articles that reveal the vulnerability of farmed fish to the anisakis parasite has prompted the research group in Marine Zoology of the University of Valencia to experimentally assess the infective susceptibility of fish....
Related topics: Medical Research

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Toxoplasma Parasites Manipulate Brain Cells To Survive

Researchers have discovered that Toxoplasma parasites lay dormant and undetected inside neurons (brain cells) and muscle cells by releasing proteins that switch off the cells' ability to alert the immune system.
Related topics: Medical Research, Neurons, Proteins

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Research Indicates That Wolves Might Help Moose Avoid Acquiring A Deadly Deer Parasite

Twenty-three percent of collared moose that died in Northeastern Minnesota over the past 15 years were infected with Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, a brain worm parasite transmitted by white-tailed deer that is one of the biggest threats to adult moose...
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Behavior-manipulating Parasite May Be Leading Wildlife To The Lion’s Den

Toxoplasma gondii reduces its hosts’ fear of cats — big and small — but the mechanisms behind the manipulation are mysterious.

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Debilitating Human Parasite Transmitted Via Dogs Eating Fish

Efforts to eradicate a human parasitic disease are being hampered by dogs eating infected fish, new research shows.
Related topics: Medical Research

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'parasite' Actress Park So-dam Diagnosed With Cancer

Park So-dam is battling cancer. The 30-year-old South Korean actress, best known for playing the sister Kim Ki-jung in the Oscar-winning movie Parasite, has undergone surgery after being diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. Click inside to read...
Related topics: Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Oncology

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Algorithm Shows That Under The Right Conditions, Mosquitoes Can Even Flourish In Winter

With an impressive capability of drinking up to three times their body weight in a single blood meal, mosquitoes are formidable parasites. But to reach adulthood, mosquitoes need to be raised in environments where the temperatures are conducive to...
Related topics: Algorithms

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Exclusive: Forgotten Monument To Dead Orphans From Fauci’s Torturous And Deadly Aids Testing Is...

In August Gateway Pundit contributor Cassandra Fairbanks broke the story on Dr. Fauci’s use of taxpayer money to torture beagles in barbaric animal testing. Dr. Fauci funded a study in Tunisia where beagle dogs were eaten alive by...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Nano Herbal Medicine By Chula Veterinary Science For Dandy And Healthy Gamecocks

Chula Veterinary Science lecturer came up with nano herbal products for gamecocks' skincare and health booster that help treat fungal infection, chicken mites, and parasites, with an aim to expand the use to commercial chicken farming, cosmetic...

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Intestinal Parasites Burrowed Into Man’s Brain—and Lived There For Years

Enlarge / Head of pork tapeworm. (credit: Getty | Michael J Klein) On a night that seemed like any other, a perfectly healthy 38-year-old man in Massachusetts fell from his bed amid a violent seizure at 4 am. The commotion woke his wife,...

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Parasitic Infection Drug May Hold Cure For Some Cancers

For many people, the thought of worms and other parasites living inside the human gut tops the gross-factor list. Last week, the U.S. Image:  Image Caption:  ...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Domestic Cats Drive Spread Of Toxoplasma Parasite To Wildlife

New research suggests free-roaming cats are likely to blame in the spread of the potentially deadly Toxoplasma gondii parasite to wildlife in densely populated urban areas.
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Studying Fossilized Parasites Can Contribute To Knowledge Of Infectious Diseases

Over the last decade, John Huntley, a paleontologist and an associate professor of geological sciences at the University of Missouri, has studied the history of parasite-host interactions. These interactions can occur either outside a host's body,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Commonly Found Parasite Could Treat Certain Types Of Cancer, Say Scientists

Scientists have discovered that a deadly parasite, known to cause ill health in pregnant women and immunocompromised patients, could potentially be used to treat various types of tumors.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Trump Insider Says Fauci ‘went Behind White House’s Back’ To Lift Ban On Risky Coronavirus...

US coronavirus czar Anthony Fauci has been reeling from public criticism amid revelations that he committed taxpayer money to experiments involving infecting beagle puppies with disease-causing parasites. Fauci is also under fire for allegedly lying...
Related topics: White House, Medical Research

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Parasite That Replaces A Fish's Tongue Caught At Texas State Park

An unknown person working at Galveston Island Sate Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife, has posted a picture of a unique fish that was caught at the park on Facebook—it has no natural tongue. Instead, it has a tongue made up of a group of parasites...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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