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Parasitology

Native bees also facing novel pandemic

Move over, murder hornets. There's a new bee killer in town. CU Boulder researchers have found there is growing evidence that another "pandemic," as they call it, has been infecting bees around the world for the past two decades and is…

Hookworm trial offers new hope to MS patients

Parasitic worms could offer a new treatment hope for patients suffering from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, according to experts from the University of Nottingham. The findings of the research, published in the journal JAMA…

How Toxoplasma parasites glide so swiftly (video)

Credit: American Chemical Society If you're a cat owner, you might have heard of Toxoplasma gondii, a protozoan that sometimes infects humans through contact with contaminated feces in litterboxes. Although harmless to most people,

Parasites and the microbiome

In a study of ethnically diverse people from Cameroon, the presence of a parasite infection was closely linked to the make-up of the gastrointestinal microbiome, according to a research team led by Penn scientistsCredit: Courtesy of the…

A compound unlike any other

Credit: WSU A compound discovered in the gills of wood-eating clams could be the solution to a group of parasites responsible for some of the world's most common infections. That compound is tartrolon E, a byproduct of bacteria