Parasitology (16 News)

How does our immune system knows when to stop fighting?

Apr 15, 2017 12:00 pm
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A parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi causes one of five diseases designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “neglected paras...

How germs jump from host to host demonstrated in primate-parasite network

Apr 8, 2017 9:00 pm
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An extensive review of research on wild primate social networks and parasites underscores the importance of super-spreaders, or central individuals th...

New Method to Provide First-Line Drug Against Malaria

Mar 22, 2017 9:00 pm
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Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defence against malaria around t...

Leishmaniasis Vaccine Found in Flies

Mar 18, 2017 4:00 pm
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Leishmaniasis, caused by the bite of a sand fly carrying a Leishmania parasite, infects around a million people a year around the world. Now, making p...

More Insight About T Cell Maturation Using A new Genomic Technology

Mar 8, 2017 3:00 pm
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Scientists have revealed for the first time how immature mouse immune cells, called T cells, choose which type of skills they will develop to fight ma...

Effect of Tregs on Plasma Cells

Mar 2, 2017 11:00 am
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An unexpected interaction between regulatory immune cells and antibody-producing plasma cells surprised scientists, but this communication seems benef...

Immune Response to Parasitic Protein Causes Nodding Syndrome

Feb 21, 2017 11:00 am
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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered new clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilep...

Researchers Provide New Insights on Invasion Process of Malaria Parasite

Feb 20, 2017 9:00 pm
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A team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has discovered how a promising malarial vaccine target - the protein RH5 - helps parasites to invade hum...

New Hope to Eliminate Malaria

Feb 20, 2017 9:00 am
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University of Tübingen researchers in collaboration with the biotech company Sanaria Inc. have demonstrated in a clinical trial that a new vaccin...

Genes liked to Malaria persistance

Feb 19, 2017 9:00 pm
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The ability of malaria parasites to persist in the body for years is linked to the expression of a set of genes from the pir gene family, scientists f...

Why Mosquitoes Don't Suffer from Malaria

Feb 9, 2017 12:00 pm
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A team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health has found another part of the process that allows mosquitoes to keep from getting malari...

Flesh-eating parasite has been discovered in Australia

Feb 6, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study has discovered a new species of parasite living in Australia, which shares an evolutionary ancestor to a terrifying group of 'flesh...

Malaria Infection Depends on Number of Parasites, Not Number of Mosquito Bites

Jan 22, 2017 1:00 pm
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For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection. ...

Researchers Describe for The First Time a Unique Australian Parasite

Jan 16, 2017 7:31 pm
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A chance encounter in northern Australia with a previously undocumented parasite has allowed scientists to join important evolutionary dots, highlight...

Managing the Source of Parasitic Tapeworm Infection

Jan 9, 2017 10:00 am
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A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communitie...

Deadly Sleeping Sickness Set to be Eliminated in Six Years

Dec 24, 2016 8:27 pm
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Gambian sleeping sickness - a deadly parasitic disease spread by tsetse flies - could be eliminated in six years in key regions in the Democratic Repu...