Toxoplasma gondii is an infamously widespread parasite prevalent across much of the world, with nearly one-third of humanity predicted to be exposed to the… Read more »
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Trichuris trichiura infection alters the gut microbial composition of mothers and children from Pemba Island, Tanzania
Significant changes in gut microbial composition (gut dysbiosis) are induced by infection with the soil-transmitted helminth Trichuris trichiura, and effects… Read more »
Investigating gene expression in the brains of infected and uninfected sticklebacks can help shed light on the molecular mechanisms used by parasites to… Read more »
Evidence of shared immunodominance between Plasmodium falciparum and SARS-CoV-2 may explain low COVID-19 incidence in the malaria-endemic belt of Africa, and… Read more »
Investigating the importance of the Schistosome digestive tract in host immune evasion, parasite survival and novel vaccine development
An investigation into schistosome digestive tract development reveals that the oesophageal gland, a site of protein secretion and entrance to the gut, could be… Read more »
The malaria parasite’s gametocyte-stage has been demonstrated in the field to heavily manipulate the blood-seeking behaviour of vector mosquitoes through… Read more »
A novel compound, active against a range of single celled parasites, has recently been discovered in the symbiotic bacteria living in the gills of a shipworm.
Bats have been identified as reservoir host for Leishmania parasites in Spain.
In a caste system similar to some social insects, larval stages of some parasitic trematodes are allocated to be soldiers to defend the colony when under… Read more »