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Parasites might spur evolution of strange amphibian breeding habits
Parasites can decimate amphibian populations, but one University of Georgia researcher believes they might also play a role in spurring the evolution of new and sometimes bizarre breeding strategies. View News Article (2007-11-15)

Invasive birds spreading avian malaria in eastern Australia
An invasive bird species is carrying, and potentially spreading, a high prevalence of avian malaria throughout its range in eastern Australia, a Griffith University PhD candidate has uncovered.  View News Article (2015-10-20)

Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health
The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new University of Georgia research finds. Loss of a population could ultimately result in the extinction of parasites--which are critical for a healthy ecosystem. View News Article (2015-09-22)

Single-cell parasites co-opt 'ready-made' genes from host: UBC research
Two species of single-cell parasites have co-opted "ready-made" genes from their hosts that in turn help them exploit their hosts, according to a new study by University of British Columbia and University of Ottawa researchers. View News Article (2012-07-19)

No idle chatter: Study finds malaria parasites 'talk' to each other
Melbourne scientists have made the surprise discovery that malaria parasites can 'talk' to each other - a social behaviour to ensure the parasite's survival and improve its chances of being transmitted to other humans. View News Article (2013-05-16)

Captured: Mysterious oyster killers
University of British Columbia researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from British Columbia to California. View News Article (2013-07-26)

Parasite strategy offers insight to help tackle sleeping sickness
Fresh insight into the survival strategy of the parasite that causes sleeping sickness could help inform new treatments for the disease. View News Article (2011-04-22)

Passenger Screening Advised To Cut Risk Of Importing Drug-Resistant Malaria To Africa
Imported resistance has rendered ineffective the two affordable malaria drugs which have been the mainstay of malaria treatment in Africa for forty years, according to experts writing today in the journal Science. Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and colleagues from institutions in the USA, South Africa and Thailand believe that mutations causing drug resistance... View News Article (2004-08-16)

Parasites in humans influence each other via shared food sources
Humans are often infected by parasites, sometimes even several species at a time.  View News Article (2014-03-12)

Global warming changes balance between parasite and host in fish -- new study
Parasitic worms that infect fish, and have a devastating effect on fish reproduction, grow four times faster at higher temperatures - providing some of the first evidence that global warming affects the interactions between parasites and their hosts. View News Article (2011-12-05)

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