Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species

The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.

The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis.

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Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Suppression of a signaling pathway in Toxoplasma gondii prevents the parasite from replicating in host cells.
Invasive Tick Species Spreads in Eastern US
Invasive Tick Species Spreads in Eastern US
Shawna Williams | Aug 7, 2018
The Asian longhorned tick, first found in the country last year, is now present in several states.
Image of the Day: Uncovered
Image of the Day: Uncovered
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 12, 2018
Researchers discover cells in the early life stage of the Schistosoma mansoni parasite that contribute to adults’ reproductive systems.
Mistletoe Lacks Key Energy-Generating Complex
Mistletoe Lacks Key Energy-Generating Complex
Shawna Williams | May 3, 2018
The parasitic plant manages to go without a component of mitochondria found in all other multicellular life forms.
Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 26, 2018
Researchers discover anti-malarials called quinolones can halt the development of the parasites, offering a potential therapeutic avenue.
Serotonin Involved in a Slug Host’s Response to a Parasite
Serotonin Involved in a Slug Host’s Response to a Parasite
Yao-Hua Law | Mar 12, 2018
Host slugs given Prozac to increase their serotonin levels no longer avoid parasitic nematodes, the same behavior seen in infected slugs.
Social Dominance Comes At a Cost
Social Dominance Comes At a Cost
Richard Kemeny | Mar 5, 2018
Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2018
After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.
Pestilent Spread
Pestilent Spread
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
See the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos explain the process of parasite replication.