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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.
Jef Akst | Sep 25, 2015
While one company hikes the price of an old drug to treat the parasitic infection, academic researchers report that an approved blood pressure medication could be just what the doctor ordered.
Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 17, 2015
Researchers find evidence of gene flow from parasitoid wasps to the butterflies and moths they lay eggs in.
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2015
A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.