More than 700 tapeworms are found in man's BRAIN and lungs a month after he ate uncooked pork 

Zhu Zhongfa, 46, of Hangzhou, East China ingested the eggs of the parasite Taenia solium from his dinner. He was suffering regular seizures following.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Date: Tuesday, 01 07, 2020; Speaker: Daniel Neafsey, Assistant Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 5625 Fishers Lane; 5th Floor Conference Room
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Fish &Shellfish ImmunologyAuthor(s): Ze-Quan Mo, Xue-Li Lai, Wan-Tao Wang, Hong-Ping Chen, Zhi-Chang He, Rui Han, Jiu-Le Wang, Xiao-Chun Luo, Yan-Wei Li, Xue-Ming DanAbstractC-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase is a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAP) kinase kinase, which can initiate a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascade by phosphorylating the dual-specific MAP kinase kinases (MEK1/2), and in turn activate the extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1/2). To study the function of c-Raf in teleost fish, a c-Raf cDNA sequence from orang...
Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Ancient pieces of amber found to contain dinosaur feathers riddled with louse-like insectsDinosaurs may have been fearsome and intimidating creatures that dominated the prehistoric earth – but it did not stop them having their feathers ruffled by parasites, researchers have found.Scientists have discovered ancient pieces of amber, dating from about 99m years ago, that contain dinosaur feathers riddled with louse-like insects. One of the feathers even shows signs of having been nibbled.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Biology Fossils Science Zoology UK news Insects Animals World news Wildlife Environment Source Type: news
Source: Journal of Asthma and Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Journal of Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of 12 candidate goat genes mainly related to the innate immune response associated with fecal egg counts (FECs) ofHaemonchus contortus in goat as an indicator of the level of parasite infection. Phenotypic data including FEC and blood traits were recorded in 189 native goats from China and 191 ones from Bangladesh, respectively. Bangladeshi goats had significantly (P
Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Beltrán Rosel A, Sanjoaquín Conde I, Pérez Muñoz A, Alcalá PM, Marta CB, Irigoyen von Sierakowski A Abstract Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasitic nematode with a worldwide distribution. It can go from an asymptomatic infection to a life-threatening hyperinfection syndrome. Here, we report a case of intestinal obstruction due to S. stercoralis in a pregnant woman. This condition, as well as severe strongyloidiasis in pregnant women, is seldomly reported. In this case, Human Tlymphotropic Virus 1 (HTLV-1) coinfection was confirmed, a well-known risk factor for a more se...
Source: New Microbiologica - Category: Microbiology Tags: New Microbiol Source Type: research
Authors: Toscano JHB, Okino CH, Dos Santos IB, Giraldelo LA, von Haehling MB, Esteves SN, de Souza Chagas AC Abstract The immune response against Haemonchus contortus infections is primarily associated with the Th2 profile. However, the exact mechanisms associated with increased sheep resistance against this parasite remains poorly elucidated. The present study is aimed at evaluating mediators from the innate immune response in lambs of the Morada Nova Brazilian breed with contrasting H. contortus resistance phenotypes. Briefly, 287 lambs were characterized through fecal egg counts (FEC) and packed cell volume (PCV...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Parasitology InternationalAuthor(s): Taisei Kikuchi, Haruhiko MaruyamaAbstractProliferative sparganosis is one of the most bizarre and mysterious parasitic diseases ever described. The causative parasite is Sparganum proliferum, which is a pseudophyllidean cestode distinct from Spirometra tapeworms. Here we overview this rare but fascinating disease with the all original case reports on human patients published in the last 115 years.Proliferative sparganosis is clearly divided into two disease types, cutaneous and internal proliferative sparganosis. Cutaneous typ...
Source: Parasitology International - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Contributors : Lauren M Smith ; Francis Motta ; Garima Chopra ; J K Moch ; Robert R Nerem ; Bree Cummins ; Kimberly E Roche ; Christina M Kelliher ; Adam R Leman ; John Harer ; Tomas Gedeon ; Norman C Waters ; Steven B HaaseSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Plasmodium falciparumThe blood-stage infection of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, exhibits a 48-hour developmental cycle that culminates in the synchronous release of parasites from red blood cells, triggering 48-hour fever cycles in the host. This cycle could be driven extrinsically by host circadian processes, or b...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Plasmodium falciparum Source Type: research
This week's cool case is from Dr. Marta Maia. The specimen is skin currettings, and the object below was viewed using a dissecting microscope. The patient had developed a firm, painful 3 mm-diameter lesion on the sole of his foot after a recent vacation in Brazil. During his vacation, we swam in the ocean and walked barefoot on the beach. Identification?
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs
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