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Identified mechanism in the malaria parasite to help it adapt to infected individuals
Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the most severe forms of human malaria. Invasion of host red blood cells is an essential step of the complex life cycle of this parasite. View News Article (2007-08-03)

Working with `worms` to reveal the secrets of a long life
10 meter long, 25 year old tape worms living in human and animal digestive systems are the subjects for the latest research project at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UWA). A group of scientists led by Dr Peter Brophy and Professor John Barrett of the University`s Institute of Biological Sciences are taking a new perspective on how parasitic worms survive for long periods of time within... View News Article (2001-12-10)

New research team to tackle disease
A new Immunology and Infection Unit, which will research how disease occurs and how our immune systems respond, opens shortly in York. The Unit is a joint venture of the Department of Biology at York and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS). Professor Paul Kaye, who joins the University of York from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will direct the Unit. "The new research... View News Article (2004-03-15)

Healthy piglets? Not with sulfonamides!
Young pigs are known to be particularly susceptible to intestinal problems, which not only discomfort the animals but also slow their growth - and thus increase the cost of meat production. View News Article (2011-12-06)

New Principal & Dean at the Royal Veterinary College
The new Principal and Dean of the Royal Veterinary College, Professor Quintin McKellar took up post on 1st August 2004. Prior to this appointment, Professor McKellar was the director of the Moredun Research Institute after holding the post of Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Glasgow. His interests are in animal pharmacology and parasitology. He has indicated his... View News Article (2004-08-04)

LSU Health research discovers means to free immune system to destroy cancer
Research led by Paulo Rodriguez, PhD, an assistant research professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology at LSU Health New Orleans' Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has identified the crucial role an inflammatory protein known as Chop plays in the body's ability to fight cancer.  View News Article (2014-09-19)

Tick spit protein may trigger allergic reactions
Ticks have had millions of years to figure out how to bite without triggering their victims' immune response. Proteins in the arachnids' spit evolved to manipulate immune cells so that the bloodsuckers can suck blood and transmit pathogens in peace. View News Article (2015-09-28)

Malaria experts to unveil top-flight research during international conference at The University of Nottingham
Some of the world's leading authorities on tropical diseases and parasitic infections will gather for an international conference at The University of Nottingham to discuss the latest breakthroughs in research and treatments. View News Article (2005-02-03)

EPO doping helps combat cerebral malaria
Almost 3.3 billion people, half of the world's population, risk being infected with malaria. View News Article (2011-04-22)

Key mechanism identified in tumor-cell proliferation in pediatric bone cancers
A particular molecular pathway permits stem cells in pediatric bone cancers to grow rapidly and aggressively, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center. View News Article (2015-04-06)

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