New Disease-Bearing Tick Could Spread Through U.S.
Huge swaths of land along the Eastern seaboard, the Midwest and the South would provide highly suitable habitat for the bloodsucking parasite, computer models predict. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans swarm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Field Test Discerns Between Ebola and Lookalike Fevers
At the close of the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola crisis, the Paul G. Allen Foundation identified diagnostic gaps as one of the major deficiencies that had contributed to the outbreak’s spread. “The standard diagnostic tests that exist are very good, but they’re hard to do out in the field in the middle of an outbreak like we saw in West Africa,” said John Connor, a virologist at the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL). Instead, samples need to be sent to a facility capable of running the tests, which means it could...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

A femtomolar-range suicide germination stimulant for the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica
The parasitic plant Striga hermonthica has been causing devastating damage to the crop production in Africa. Because Striga requires host-generated strigolactones to germinate, the identification of selective and potent strigolactone agonists could help control these noxious weeds. We developed a selective agonist, sphynolactone-7, a hybrid molecule originated from chemical screening, that contains two functional modules derived from a synthetic scaffold and a core component of strigolactones. Cooperative action of these modules in the activation of a high-affinity strigolactone receptor ShHTL7 allows sphynolactone-7 to pr...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Uraguchi, D., Kuwata, K., Hijikata, Y., Yamaguchi, R., Imaizumi, H., AM, S., Rakers, C., Mori, N., Akiyama, K., Irle, S., McCourt, P., Kinoshita, T., Ooi, T., Tsuchiya, Y. Tags: Botany reports Source Type: news

Helping the anti-parasitic medicine go down
Scientists have developed a new way to deliver anti-parasitic medicines more efficiently. An international team, led by Professor Francisco Goycoolea from the University of Leeds and Dr Claudio Salomon from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, and in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Münster, Germany, have developed a novel pharmaceutical formulation to administer triclabendazole - an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a type of flatworm infection - in billions of tiny capsules. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Killing the liver-stage malaria parasite with baculovirus: a drug discovery approach
(Kanazawa University) Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, which can lay dormant for months or even years. Researchers at Kanazawa University have reported a new drug that could eliminate liver-stage malaria parasites completely. Using an insect virus, known as a baculovirus, the researchers investigated the ability of baculovirus to mediate innate immunity against malaria infection. This work could pave the way for developing new and more effective antimalarial treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Helping the anti-parasitic medicine go down
(University of Leeds) An international team has developed a novel pharmaceutical formulation to administer triclabendazole -- an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a type of flatworm infection -- in billions of tiny capsules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals announces 2019 grant funding
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals has announced the 2019 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recipients. Projects supported by the awards include new therapeutics to treat metabolic disorders, autoimmune disorders and cancer, and new approaches to eradicate parasitic diseases in developing countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Powerful herbs that treat parasite infections
(Natural News) It’s not always easy to spot parasitic infections since not all of them exhibit symptoms. However, there are cases that can cause severe conditions and even be fatal. No matter the case, it’s still best to cleanse the body every once in a while to prevent parasites from invading and thriving in your organs.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful foods that eliminate intestinal parasites
(Natural News) Your body can be a host to parasites, most of which exist even without your knowledge. Among the body parts you can find them most commonly in are your intestines. Although most of them are small, these intestinal parasites can wreak havoc on your health. Fortunately, there are foods you can eat that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half a million tests and many mosquitoes later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers spent two years testing chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs, revealing a new set of chemical starting points for the first drugs to prevent malaria instead of just treating the symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A path to tackle liver-stage parasites
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Chemistry, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Open-source discovery of chemical leads for next-generation chemoprotective antimalarials
To discover leads for next-generation chemoprotective antimalarial drugs, we tested more than 500,000 compounds for their ability to inhibit liver-stage development of luciferase-expressing Plasmodium spp. parasites (681 compounds showed a half-maximal inhibitory concentration of less than 1 micromolar). Cluster analysis identified potent and previously unreported scaffold families as well as other series previously associated with chemoprophylaxis. Further testing through multiple phenotypic assays that predict stage-specific and multispecies antimalarial activity distinguished compound classes that are likely to provide ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Antonova-Koch, Y., Meister, S., Abraham, M., Luth, M. R., Ottilie, S., Lukens, A. K., Sakata-Kato, T., Vanaerschot, M., Owen, E., Jado Rodriguez, J. C., Maher, S. P., Calla, J., Plouffe, D., Zhong, Y., Chen, K., Chaumeau, V., Conway, A. J., McNamara, C. W Tags: Chemistry, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Paper of Interest: Comparative study of 81 genomes of parasitic and non-parasitic worms
Check out the paper ‘Comparative genomics of the major parasitic worms’ in Nature Genetics by the International Helminth Genomes Consortium and the ‘News and Views’ article by Paul Sternberg, ‘Opening up a large can of worms‘. (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - December 5, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication news paper of interest genomes parasite genomes Source Type: news

Researchers look at several Indonesian medicinal plants as potential natural cures for malaria
(Natural News) Malaria is a common parasitic disease, affecting more than 216 million people and putting more than 3.2 billion people at risk. Majority of the recorded malaria deaths can be attributed to Plasmodium falciparum infection since this parasite was observed to be resistant to most antimalarial drugs. Plants are now being explored for novel... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale scientists develop new system to study emerging tickborne disease
Yale-led researchers have developed a novel system for studying the potentially fatal tickborne parasite Babesia duncani using human red blood cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards
(University of Colorado at Boulder) In a study with implications for biodiversity and the spread of infectious diseases, CU Boulder ecologists have demonstrated that deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, the   pale-flecked garden sunskink. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Decoding sleeping sickness signals could aid quest for treatments
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists have discovered how the parasite that causes sleeping sickness initiates a physical change in order to spread the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new aspect in Plasmodium falciparum life cycle revealed: 'Express' sexual conversion
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Conversion from the asexual to the sexual phase of the malaria parasite is necessary for its transmission to the mosquito. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Why People Are Obsessed With Popping Pimples
You know it’s a bad idea to pop your pimples. Dermatologists say so. “If the inflamed or infected material”—i.e., the pimple pus—“is not easily extruded with a little pressure, you could force it deep and spread the extent of the inflammation, and even cause permanent scarring and pitting of the skin,” says Dr. Michael Olding, a dermatologist and chief of plastic surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. But despite these warnings, many find it hard to resist evicting the unsightly little squatters that set up shop in their skin. One dermat...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Advancement in drug therapies may provide new treatment for Cutaneous leishmaniasis
(PLOS) Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic infection caused by Leishmania parasite. CL cases have increased dramatically in Syria and neighboring countries due to conflict-related displacement of Syrians. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Rana El Hajj at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon describes the development of a novel immunomodulatory analog that may be an effective treatment of CL. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Clemson researchers reveal secrets of parasite that causes African sleeping sickness
(Clemson University) A team of Clemson University researchers wants to protect humans and other mammals from the debilitating and even deadly effects of African sleeping sickness. James Morris, a Clemson professor in the College of Science's department of genetics and biochemistry, said that studying the cause of the disease is vital because, although the transmission of African sleeping sickness by tsetse flies has been studied for more than 100 years, the secret to the underlying parasite's success remains largely a mystery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Health: Why Don ’ t We Have Vaccines Against Everything?
Money is just the obvious obstacle. A few diseases, like H.I.V., so far have outwitted both the immune system and scientists. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Viruses Parasites Bacteria Worms Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Wellcome Trust Fauci, Anthony S Hotez, Peter J Offit, Paul A National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New research questions role of gut parasite in intestinal diseases such as IBS
(University of Kent) New University of Kent-led research on the way a common gut parasite behaves could help lead to a better understanding of its role in the development of intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

State Health Agency Urges Safety When Processing, Cooking, and Eating Wild Game
As Wisconsin ’s gun deer season gets underway, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind hunters, their families, and anyone who serves or eats wild game or birds tomake sure the meat is handled properly and cooked thoroughly before it is eaten. “Wild game meat, including venison, bear meat, and wild fowl may contain a variety of bacteria and parasites that can cause illness in humans if the meat is not properly cooked,” cautioned...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness
Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Sleeping Sickness Parasites Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative Doctors Without Borders Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation Sanofi SA Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Fexinidazole Source Type: news

Tiny fish louse shows promise as a sensitive early indicator of metal pollution in freshwater
(Natural News) A common aquatic parasite might one day inform us about the presence of dangerous metals in drinking water. The fish louse (Argulus japonicus) is being tested as a biological early warning system for water quality, an article in Science Daily stated. Agricultural, industrial, and urban activities produce harmful chemicals and substances that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disrupting parasites' family planning could aid malaria fight
(University of Edinburgh) Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Protection against Malaria: A matter of balance
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A balanced production of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines at two years of age protects against clinical malaria in early childhood, according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by " la Caixa " Foundation. The results also indicated that early exposure to the parasite does not affect the risk of developing the disease, although it could affect the parasite-specific immune response later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Advanced computer technology & software turn species identification interactive
(Pensoft Publishers) Representing a group of successful biocontrol agents for various pest fruit flies, a parasitic wasp genus remains overlooked, with its most recent identification key dating back to 1969, even though many new species have been added since then. Through a recent study, published in the open access Biodiversity Data Journal, which also describes one new to science species, Swiss scientists demonstrate the advantages of new-age interactive identification keys, produced with specialised, free-to-use software. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TGen North partners with NARBHA Institute to promote human health
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Microbial pathogens -- the bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that can make you sick and even kill you -- often know no particular biological boundaries. TGen North, the Pathogen and Microbiome Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has partnered with the non-profit NARBHA Institute to advance human health through the new TGen One Health Collaborative, an initiative that recognizes the interdependence of people, animals and plants in both the human-built and natural environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treatment for canine leishmaniasis exists in Brazilian vaccine
(Morris Animal Foundation) A vaccine used to prevent dogs from contracting the deadly, parasitic disease canine leishmaniasis also can be used to treat currently infected dogs, found Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Iowa, providing a new avenue of treatment for millions of infected dogs globally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists divided over new research method to combat malaria
Work on engineered gene used to modify DNA of mosquitoes ‘could be stifled’ by perceived risk to environmentResearch on a radical new way to combat malaria and other devastating diseases could be knocked off track if a UN biodiversity conference imposes a moratorium on the work, a group of scientists have said.Some scientists believe the different approach has the potential to transform the battle against malaria. It involves engineered gene drives which are used to modify the DNA of wild organisms on a mass scale. In the case of mosquitoes the method would have the potential to wipe out populations of certain ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Malaria Biodiversity Science Health World news United Nations Insects Wildlife Conservation Environment Source Type: news

Identification of mechanisms of pesticide resistance in cattle ticks
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Losses to herds due to parasites correspond to more than double the value of Brazil's annual beef exports, according to a study by Brazilian researchers published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

WS267 release of WormBase
Please note that the WS267 release of WormBase is now live. Trichuris muris update Trinity assembled RNASeq reads from publicly available short read data at SRA have been added to Trichuris muris as additional track and alignments. In addition IsoSeq data from long-range PacBio data (provided by the Berriman lab), corrected by genome alignment has been used as additional source to build transcript models. In addition the Trichuris muris ncRNA gene set has increased from 26 to 759 following the integration of data produced by the WormBase Parasite ncRNA prediction pipeline. These transcripts have been fully integrated with ...
Source: WormBase - November 12, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Michael Paulini Tags: news release notes WS267 Source Type: news

CWRU-Led study triggers change in WHO treatment guidelines for lymphatic filariasis
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown that a single 'cocktail' of three pill-based anti-parasite medications is significantly more effective at killing microscopic larval worms in people diagnosed with lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, than other standard two-drug combinations previously used in the global effort to eliminate this infectious disease. A combination of all three drugs given simultaneously had never been tested until now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One of nature's best medicine, garlic is better at removing parasites in your body than conventional drugs
(Natural News) People have used garlic for thousands of years, whether it’s to add spice to a dish or treat various diseases. If a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is to be believed, the well-known herb can also treat a parasitic infection called schistosomiasis. The chronic condition, which also goes by snail fever, is caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health: Dogs Can Detect Malaria. How Useful Is That?
Canine can sniff out the socks worn by children carrying the mosquito-borne parasites, a study finds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Dogs Malaria Smells and Odors American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Durham University Africa Gambia Source Type: news

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments
The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade the human body, evade its immune system and cause disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers Analyze Genomes of 81 Parasitic Worm Species
The new data could help identify treatments for diseases ranging from river blindness to schistosomiasis. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 5, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New NYU Abu Dhabi research suggests corals produce molecules that can help resist disease
(New York University) In a new study published in Communications Biology, NYU Abu Dhabi Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin, along with Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin from the Helmholtz Center Munich, report that corals, though they are stationary organisms, can alter their surroundings by producing unique molecules that can help recruit healthy microbiomes and fight parasitic microbes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pretty Parasites With Dr. Pritt, part 5: Bad-news bugs
Parasites can be pretty: pretty cute, pretty awesome and sometimes pretty creepy.?This is the final article in a five-part series?featuring some of Dr. Bobbi Pritt's "freaky favorites", ranked from 1 (not too scary) to 5 (bad-news bugs). Freaky factor 5/5: A no good, terrible, rotten, very bad disease. There?s no getting around it:?Malaria is super [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tropical Disease Linked to Heart Trouble Turning Up in Border Security Dogs
THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 -- More than 100 dogs used by U.S. agencies for border patrols, search and rescue, drugs and explosives detection and guarding federal buildings are infected with a parasite that could cause potentially deadly heart problems,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Long-term prognosis of Chagas patients improved with anti-parasite drug
(PLOS) Researchers have found that the anti-parasite drug benznidazole may improve the long-term prognoses of patients with chronic Chagas disease, according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, by Clareci Silva Cardoso at the Federal University of S ã o Jo ã o del-Rei, Divin ó polis, Brazil, and colleagues from the SaMi-Trop study, a project funded by NIAID/NIH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pretty Parasites With Dr. Pritt, part 4: Love bugs
This article is part 4 of a five-part series?featuring some of?Dr. Bobbi Pritt's?"freaky favorites," ranked from 1 (not too scary) to 5 (bad-news bugs). Freaky factor 4/5: These worms have a cute love story. But they get into the body through the skin (yikes) [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Generous funding to malaria-parasite researcher promises new therapeutic strategies
(University of California - Riverside) Karine Le Roch, a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, who researches the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is the principal investigator on two grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $6.6 million. Funding from each grant is for five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New report finds tropical disease causing heart problems in dogs assisting with homeland security duties
(Burness) More than 100 working dogs employed by the federal government across the United States have been infected with the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the cause of Chagas disease, which may lead to heart problems, according to a new study presented today at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting. Chagas disease is a tropical infection spread by a blood-sucking triatomine or 'kissing bug' that may pose a growing threat in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pretty Parasites With Dr. Pritt, part 3: 'Beaver fever' creature feature
This article is part three of a five-part series?featuring some of?Dr. Bobbi Pritt's?"freaky favorites," ranked from 1 (not too scary) to 5 (bad-news bugs).?? Freaky factor 3/5: Comes from poop and can last a few weeks. But it?s easy to prevent with hand washing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A study identifies new markers associated with protection by the RTS,S malaria vaccine
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Protection conferred by the RTS,S malaria vaccine depends greatly on the amount and subclass of antibodies generated upon vaccination, and on previous exposure levels to the parasite, according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. The results, published in BMC Medicine, shed new light on the mechanisms by which RTS,S confers protection and provide the basis for developing more efficacious vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pretty Parasites With Dr. Pritt, part 2: Scalp explorers
This article is part two of a five-part series?featuring some of Dr. Bobbi Pritt's "freaky favorites," ranked from 1 (not too scary) to 5 (bad-news bugs). Freaky factor 2/5: Sure, they crawl around on your head sucking your blood, but they?re somewhat easy to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news