Parasites

20 July 2016

Why would parasitic worms have evolved to help their human hosts? The long co-evolution of parasite and host can cuase...

14 December 2015

What goes into a standard vaccine, and how do we know they are safe?

16 September 2013

If a doctor offered you live eggs from a parasitic worm to treat your medical complaints, would you accept? Whipworms...

12 July 2013

Can I catch infectious diseases from my dog? And can they catch infections from me?

16 March 2013

Parasitic worms that live in our intestines are currently being tested as medical treatments for diseases such as...

04 January 2008

We tend to think of parasites as evolutionary cheats, surreptitiously taking advantage of their hosts’ hard work while...

18 January 2006

Barrie takes a look at the past and present use of leeches in medicine and surgery, including helping doctors in...