Nobel Parasites in the Kingdom of Invertebrates

J Innate Immun 2016;8:1-2
Source: Journal of Innate Immunity - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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This week's case is a composite photo I created for my 2019 calendar for the month of September. The accompanying questions are:What is the parasite shown? (measure ~60 micrometers long)Why is this a suitable parasite for September?What is the significance of the other objects in the picture? 
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs
(Natural News) Antrodia cinnamomea, also known as camphor fungus, is a parasitic fungus that thrives in the inner cavity of Cinnamomum kanehirae, a tree endemic to Taiwan. It is considered a medicinal mushroom and is used by Taiwanese people to treat liver disease, in particular, liver injury caused by excessive alcohol drinking. In a recent study, researchers from National...
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Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b03098
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Authors: Source Type: research
Sibship reconstruction is a form of parentage analysis that can be used to identify the number of helminth parental genotypes infecting individual hosts using genetic data on only their offspring. This has the...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The baseline endemicity profile of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a key benchmark for planning control programmes, monitoring their impact on transmission and assessing the feasibility of achieving elimination. ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Schistosomiasis and food-borne trematodiases are not only of major public health concern, but can also have profound implications for livestock production and wildlife conservation. The zoonotic, multi-host na...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections affect predominantly socio-economically disadvantaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Americas. Previous mathematical modelling studies have eval...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The World Health Organization (WHO) has set elimination (interruption of transmission) as an end goal for schistosomiasis. However, there is currently little guidance on the monitoring and evaluation strategy ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
AbstractDespite significant progress in apicomplexan genome sequencing and genomics, the current list of experimentally validated transcription factors (TFs) in these genomes is incomplete and mainly consists of AP2 family of proteins, with only a limited number of non-AP2 family TFs and transcription-associated co-factors (TcoFs). We have performed a systematic bioinformatics-aided prediction of TFs and TcoFs in apicomplexan genomes and developed the ApicoTFdb database which consists of experimentally validated as well as computationally predicted TFs and TcoFs in 14 apicomplexan species. The predicted TFs are manually cu...
Source: Database : The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation - Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: research
We present the self-assembling manifold (SAM) algorithm, an iterative soft feature selection strategy to quantify gene relevance and improve dimensionality reduction. We demonstrate its advantages over other state-of-the-art methods with experimental validation in identifying novel stem cell populations ofSchistosoma mansoni, a prevalent parasite that infects hundreds of millions of people. Extending our analysis to a total of 56 datasets, we show that SAM is generalizable and consistently outperforms other methods in a variety of biological and quantitative benchmarks.
Source: eLife - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Computational and Systems Biology Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Source Type: research
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