This past Halloween, in what could be described as timely coincidence, Tagide deCarvalho and colleagues published their study of the first known ‘vampire’ virus.
With the success of kissing bug control programmes, monitoring these vectors of Chagas disease is becoming more and more difficult. New work in Peru aims to track triatomines using technology, stopping bites through bytes.
Mantids infected with horsehair worms exhibit dramatic changes in behaviour linked to the production of parasite manipulation molecules that are homologous to host molecules.
A new tool for counting mosquito eggs developed by Javed et al. shows the potential applications AI can have in parasitology research.