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A researcher identifies the parasites responsible for Chagas and Leishmaniasis epidemics
Both diseases have already been recognized by the WHO as a public health problem. (2007-06-04)
Elsevier launches International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, in association with the Australian Society for Parasitology, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. (2012-07-18)
American Society for Microbiology honors Lynne S. Garcia
The 2009 American Society for Microbiology bioMérieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology is being presented to Lynne S. (2009-06-08)
Research breakthrough could lead to new treatment for malaria
Malaria causes more than two million deaths each year, but an expert multinational team battling the global spread of drug-resistant parasites has made a breakthrough in the search for better treatment. (2010-01-28)
Pioneering research on sleeping sickness wins MERIAL Award for Parasitology
Stefan Magez, a VIB researcher connected to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has won this year's MERIAL Award for Parasitology. (2007-04-26)
Elsevier launches International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance
Elsevier, in association with the Australian Society for Parasitology, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance. (2011-06-22)
These maps reveal where rats, monkeys, and other mammals may pass diseases on to humans
The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging as human epidemics originated in mammals. (2016-06-14)
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. (2015-09-25)
Researchers question lifelong immunity to toxoplasmosis
Medical students are taught that once infected with Toxoplasma gondii -- the 'cat parasite' -- then you're protected from reinfection for the rest of your life. (2016-12-08)
Caring for dogs to reduce spread of parasite eggs harmful to humans
New research has shown that dogs act as a major source of the parasite egg, Toxocara, which can potentially contaminate the public environment and infect humans. (2013-02-05)
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. (2007-08-02)
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. (2015-04-02)
Global health lessons from Thailand's successful liver fluke elimination campaign
Outreach and education efforts can play an outsize role in disease elimination programs, researchers suggest in a review publishing July 25 in Trends in Parasitology. (2017-07-25)
Parasites in cat poop: Potential public health problem?
Each year in the United States, cats deposit about 1.2 million metric tons of feces into the environment, and that poop is carrying with it what may be a vast and underappreciated public health problem, say scientists July 9 in the journal Trends in Parasitology, a Cell Press publication. (2013-07-09)
Drones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious diseases
Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can collect detailed information in real time at relatively low cost for ecological research. (2014-10-22)
Yale scientist wins inaugural ASBMB award for her work on regulation of gene expression
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has named Elisabetta Ullu, professor of internal medicine and cell biology at the Yale University School of Medicine, the winner of the society's inaugural Alice and C.C. (2011-12-28)
EPO doping helps combat cerebral malaria
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have now discovered that EPO, the doping drug known from professional cycling, can significantly reduce cerebral malaria related deaths. (2011-04-21)
Can CRISPR help edit out female mosquitos?
The recent discovery of the first male-determining factor in mosquitoes, combined with the gene-editing capabilities of the CRISPR-Cas9 system, could be used to bias mosquito populations from deadly, blood-sucking females toward harmless, nectar-feeding males, thus helping to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. (2016-02-17)
Ultraviolet light helps to secure water supply
A major public health issue and economic problem has been addressed in experiments carried out by researchers from the University Denis Diderot in Paris, and the VEOLIA Research Center in Maisons-Laffitte. (2007-10-18)
Elsevier launches Malaria Nexus, global malaria resource
Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Malaria Nexus, Elsevier's Global Malaria Resource. (2010-08-11)
The American Society for Microbiology honors Brent Barrett
Brent Barrett, Indiana State Department of Health, has been honored with the 2012 Scherago-Rubin Award. (2012-06-06)
Passing on the right antibodies: Protecting piglets from diarrhoea
The parasite Cystoisospora suis affects suckling pigs causing severe intestinal problems, such as diarrhoea. (2013-08-20)
Toxoplasma gondii spreads in the habitat of the Iberian lynx
An international team led by researchers from the University of Cordoba has analyzed seroprevalence (antibodies to a disease) of Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in many species, including humans. (2010-04-06)
The American Society for Microbiology honors Aaron R. Jex
Aaron R. Jex, Ph.D., Faculty of Veterinary Science, the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, has been presented the 2012 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award. (2012-06-06)
Researchers discover biochemical weakness of malaria parasite -- vaccine to be developed
Every year, 10,000 pregnant women and up to 200,000 newborn babies are killed by the malaria parasite. (2011-06-07)
Can stress management help save honeybees?
Honeybee populations are clearly under stress -- from the Varroa mite, insecticides, and other factors -- but it's been difficult to pinpoint any one of them as the root cause of devastating losses in honeybee hives. (2014-11-24)
Treatment target identified for a public health risk parasite
In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. (2013-11-26)
Raccoon dog is a more acute risk than raccoon as vector for local parasites
The increasing abundance of raccoons and raccoon dogs made them of interest to parasitologists as potential hosts for diseases. (2017-04-05)
Healthy piglets? Not with sulfonamides!
Recent work from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna confirms that sulfonamides can be used to control coccidiosis in piglets, although not without considerable effort and expense. (2011-12-05)
Diarrhea in cats
Diarrhea in cats can have several causes, with infections from single-cell intestinal parasites being a common explanation. (2015-07-17)
New and presumably tick-borne bacterium discovered in an Austrian fox
Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. (2015-11-27)
Anisakiasis hazard varies depending on the origin of the fish, according to a study
The work, developed by researchers of the University of Granada, has been published in International Journal of Food Microbiology. (2009-11-10)
Zeroing in on 'super spreaders' and other hidden patterns of epidemics
The complex properties driving today's disease transmission -- and the speed at which an epidemic can travel -- call for new methods of surveillance. (2016-02-25)
New classification of eukaryotes has implications for AIDS treatment, agriculture and beyond
The first major higher level classification of all organisms (with the exception of bacteria), coordinated by the International Society of Protistologists, overturns previously held scientific assumptions. (2005-10-25)
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
The malaria vaccine reported today to reduce life-threatening cases of the parasitic disease among children in Mozambique is based on the pioneering research of Drs. (2004-10-15)
$5 million in funding for research into malaria and tuberculosis drug discovery
University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2015-12-16)
Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea especially in newborn piglets and spreads quickly across farms. (2017-08-18)
Lab bits
A media tip sheet from the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. (2005-07-14)
Bacterial vaginosis treatments: Probiotics can increase effectiveness of some antibiotic therapies
Antimicrobial treatments for bacterial vaginosis are effective, but taking lactobacillus tablets alongside metronidazole antibiotic therapy increases effectiveness over taking this antibiotic alone, according to a Cochrane Systematic Review. (2009-07-07)
Different paths to drug resistance in Leishmania
This release describes two papers on Leishmania, a disfiguring and potentially fatal disease. (2011-10-27)
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