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Image of the Day: Seizure-Inducing Worms
Staff | Feb 15, 2017
, a parasitic worm, may cause a fatal form of epilepsy in children by inducing an autoimmune reaction.
This Parasitic Plant Steals More Than Nutrients From Its Hosts
David Smith | Feb 1, 2017
pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Jef Akst | Jan 25, 2017
Crypt keeper wasps appear to command crypt gall wasps to dig exit tunnels on their behalf.
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jan 11, 2017
The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.
New Drug Target for Three Tropical Diseases
Tracy Vence | Aug 9, 2016
Researchers efficiently clear mice of the parasites that cause leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and sleeping sickness by inhibiting the parasites’ kinetoplastid proteasomes.
Fish Behavior Affected by Parasite
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2016
A common infection might be skewing experimental data on zebrafish.
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
Jenny Rood | Aug 1, 2016
The high schooler was studying cancer biomarkers in a George Mason University lab when her familial experiences with Lyme disease sparked an idea.
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 7, 2016
Parasitic mites that transmit a honey bee-infecting virus may benefit from spreading the pathogen, a study shows.
Ruth Williams | Oct 22, 2015
Parasite-derived exosomes boost
infection in mice.