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Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
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
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
Richard Kemeny | Mar 5, 2018
Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.
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.
Staff | Feb 28, 2018
See the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos explain the process of parasite replication.
Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2018
A new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.
Image of the Day: Gut Sweet Home
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 22, 2017
Researchers describe more than 200 species of tapeworm from a decade-long collection of tapeworms from the digestive systems of animals around the world.
Discovery of the Malaria Parasite, 1880
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Most didn’t believe French doctor Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran when he said he’d spotted the causative agent of the disease—and that it was an animal.
Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
Jill U. Adams | Sep 1, 2017
The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Jill U. Adams | Aug 31, 2017
Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.