Parasites
Parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. Traditionally parasite referred primarily to organis...
Parasites - Wikipedia
An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
Tick Bite Leaves Young Girl Partially Paralyzed
Tick Bite Leaves Young Girl Partially Paralyzed CHARLOTTE, NC - A video circulating online is enough to make any parent’s blood run cold. A family in Oregon ...
State investigates rat lungworm cases; Maui victim describes pain worse than childbirth
"Today's pain is like someone stuck an ice pick in my collarbone, chest, back of my neck. Every day, the pain differs."
Scientists Like Barack Obama So Much That They Named A Parasite After Him
World, meet Baracktrema obamai, a deadly turtle pathogen named in honor of our current president. Believe it or not, it's supposed to be a compliment.
How One Patient Spread MERS To 82 People
One person passed the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus to 82 others during an outbreak in South Korea in 2015.
IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses
One macromolecule to rule them all, from Ebola to Zika and the flu
Ancient Viruses Hidden in Your DNA Fight Off New Viruses
Eight percent of human DNA comes from ancient viruses that once infected our ancestors. But there’s no need for alarm about the DNA of viral origin teeming inside your cells.
CRISPR-like ‘immune’ system discovered in giant virus
Mimivirus defence system might lead to new genome-editing tools
Texas County Reports Sexual Transmission Of Zika Virus
The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department said it has received confirmation from the CDC that a case of Zika was transmitted through sexual contact. Dallas County Health and Human Service...
Zika virus: US scientists say vaccine '10 years away'
US scientists studying the Zika virus tell the BBC that it could be a decade before a vaccine is publicly available.
Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies are born with brain damage, possibly due to mosquito-borne virus
The country's health ministry called it "an unprecedented situation, unprecedented in world scientific research."
Roundworm Infection Increases Fertility Among Women In The Amazon
Parasitic worms can live inside humans gaining nourishment from the food we ingest (roundworms) or from our blood (hook worms), whilst being safe from predators. Although roundworm infections are gene...
Grabbing A Parasite By The Tail: U-M Team Solves "Jumping Gene" Mystery
Deep within your DNA, a tiny parasite lurks, waiting to pounce from its perch and land in the middle of an unsuspecting healthy gene. If it succeeds, it can make you sick. Like a jungle cat, this para...
Potential Vaccine Aims To Block Transmission Of Malaria Parasites
Vaccine candidate administered for the first time in humans in a phase I clinical trial led by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, with partners Imaxio and GSK. Around half the world’s population is...
Live tapeworm pulled from California man's brain
A California man is recovering after he had a live tapeworm removed from his brain during emergency surgery. Luis Ortiz was admitted to a hospital in Napa with what he called the worst headache of his...
Parasitic worm
Helminths (/ˈhɛlmɪnθs/), also commonly known as parasitic worms, are large multicellular organisms, which when mature can generally be seen with the naked eye. They are often referred to as intestina...
Parasitic worm - Wikipedia
Parasitic plant
A parasitic plant is one that derives some or all of its nutritional requirements from another living plant. All parasitic plants have special organs, named haustoria (singular: haustorium), which con...
Parasitic plant - Wikipedia
Viroid
Viroids are the smallest infectious pathogens known, consisting solely of short strands of circular, single-stranded RNA without protein coats. They are mostly plant pathogens, some of which are of ec...
Brood parasite
Brood parasites are organisms that rely on others to raise their young. The strategy is found among birds, fish or insects, involving the manipulation and use of host individuals either of the same (i...
Brood parasite - Wikipedia
Intracellular parasite
Intracellular parasites are parasitic microorganisms - microparasites that are capable of growing and reproducing inside the cells of a host.
Facultative intracellular parasites are capable of liv...
Parasitism
Parasitism is a non-mutual symbiotic relationship between species, where one species, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host. Traditionally parasite referred primarily to organis...
Parasitism - Wikipedia
Clonorchiasis
Clonorchiasis is an infectious disease caused by the Chinese liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis.Clonorchiasis is a known risk factor for the development of cholangiocarcinoma, a neoplasm of the biliary ...
Clonorchiasis - Wikipedia
Scientists Like Barack Obama So Much That They Named A Parasite After Him
World, meet Baracktrema obamai, a deadly turtle pathogen named in honor of our current president. Believe it or not, it's supposed to be a compliment.