Parasites

23 November 2017

A chemical released by intestinal worms to prevent the immune system attacking them has been isolated by scientists in...

01 September 2017

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease. A multinational team of scientists may have found...

05 January 2017

A weakened strain of malaria can safely be injected into susceptible humans to produce protective antibodies.

26 November 2016

The microbes in our gut turn our genes on and off - and the healthier we eat, the more they do so, a new study finds.

11 November 2016

Sleeping sickness, also known as African trypanosomiasis, sets up a formerly undiscovered reservoir of infection in...

28 October 2016

An extract produced by a human intestinal parasite can reverse the symptoms of asthma in mice, scientists in...

12 August 2016

A new chemical has been developed to treat parasitic infections responsible for three deadly tropical diseases.

17 June 2016

Tobacco plant may light up the way to beat malaria.

28 July 2015

A landmark study showed that de-working Kenyan children boosted school attendance. Now a second look is shedding doubt...

01 December 2014

Man receives nightmarish news from his doctors, when his headaches turn out to be a rare tapeworm living in his brain...

28 November 2014

Malaria-spreading mosquitoes have genomes sequenced to find out why they carry the parasite and which species may be...

06 March 2014

Scientists have resuscitated a massive virus that has lain frozen for 30,000 years in Siberian permafrost.

01 December 2013

The 2014 FIFA World Cup may have fans reaching fever pitch for reasons other than football: the event coincides with...

21 June 2012

Any old bacteria won't do: to be healthy, an animal requires a unique consortium of microbes in its intestines, US...

10 August 2011

The development of spermless male <i>Anopheles</i> mosquitoes could prove a valuable weapon in the fight...

20 April 2011

Selfish genes could be used to rob mosquitoes of their ability to transmit malaria. In a new study, researchers show...

05 December 2010

For many years scientists have known that carrying intestinal parasites seems to reduce the risks of inflammatory...

24 September 2010

Malaria is responsible for over 1 million deaths a year, and the parasite that causes the majority of cases –Plasmodium...

03 September 2010

A new anti-malarial agent has been discovered that may provide an alternative treatment for the disease which kills...

18 July 2010

Scientists have announced the creation of a genetically-modified malaria-proof mosquito and, simultaneously, another...

18 July 2010

This week, scientists at the University of Arizona have announced that they have managed to engineer malaria-proof...

11 July 2010

A fly species threatened by a parasite have evolved a novel way to thwart the threat. Rather than modifying their own...

20 June 2010

Research has shown that one of the deadliest strains of malaria travelled with early humans as they left Africa and...

31 March 2010

Scientists have discovered a new cure for sleeping sickness, a fatal infection spread by the tsetse fly and linked to...