All posts tagged with parasites

Link: A hookworm history in mining

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I’ve been doing a bit of reading about hookworm infection for an essay, and I happened across a piece by Rebecca Kreston from Discover’s “Body Horrors” a few...

Bedbugs: from bats to beds

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Carl Zimmer reported this week in the New York Times on research into the natural history of bedbugs in Europe: “In Bedbugs, Scientists See a Model of Evolu...

Explaining face mites

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The new online publication Vox is running an explainer about the species of face mites that live in your skin: “These mites live on your face and come out to...

Population structure and chimpanzee malaria

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A new paper examines the parasite load of a group of wild chimpanzees for Plasmodium, the parasite that causes malaria DeNys:2013. Several strains of Plasmod...

Worm me up

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Robin Ann Smith contributed a guest post to Scientific American, titled “The worms within”. The main idea is that the immune system evolved to deal with para...

Bedbug bitery

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USA Today says, “Let the bedbugs bite.”

Falciparum malaria came from gorillas

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Malaria in humans is caused by one of five different species of Plasmodium parasites. The deadliest of these is P. falciparum, especially within Africa where...

Parasite wrecks

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When I used to think about the 21st century, I didn’t expect they’d be telling me to go easy on the head lice.

Escaping the male-killer

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At the moment, our yard here has many more butterflies than the "butterfly garden" at the zoo. That's mostly attributable to the zoo's complete lack of milk...