Surgeons remove worms, parasites from soldier's body

Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimetres (11 inches), hospital officials said.

Nov 19, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
'Enormous parasites' found in North Korean soldier's body

'Enormous parasites' found in North Korean soldier's body

The defector crossed the demilitarised zone earlier this week, but was shot several times by North Korean border guards as he ran across the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom to the South Korean side.

Nov 17, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study

Smell helps primates escape parasites: Study

Frequent grooming among mandrills, a primate of the Old World monkey family, is undoubtedly a means of eliminating ectoparasites.

Apr 08, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins.

Jan 09, 2017, 12:08 PM IST

A drug that can fight three deadly parasitic infections!

 The new drug, described as a 'new hope', can target an enzyme common to the parasites causing all three infections – sleping sickness, chagas disease and leishmaniasis.

Aug 12, 2016, 16:02 PM IST

Less effective drugs fight malaria more effectively

The fight against malaria can be hard, but a team of researchers has found that the more effective way to beat the disease is to use less effective drugs some of the time.

Nov 13, 2015, 11:52 AM IST

Crime-scene compound may combat malaria

A compound that detectives spray at crime scenes to find trace amounts of blood may be used one day to kill the malaria parasite.

Aug 09, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

Flowers serve as 'parasite hotpots', may endanger bees

 Flowers can infect visiting bees with parasites that are known to cause lethargy, dysentery, colony collapse and queen death in heavily infected bees, a new study has found.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:12 PM IST

'Single-dose' of this malaria drug may help fight against disease 'better'

A new research has found a novel compound, DDD107498, that can actually treat malaria in a single dose and protect people from the disease and prevent infection being transmitted.

Jun 21, 2015, 20:23 PM IST

New highly sensitive malaria-detecting assays may help beat disease

An international team of scientists has come up with new assays that can detect malaria parasites in human blood at very low levels, which may be helpful in the campaign to eradicate the disease.

Mar 04, 2015, 12:39 PM IST

Satellites to track parasites soon

 Scientists have teamed up to use satellite data for targeting deadly parasites and help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids (infection by the larval stage of the dog tapeworm).

Feb 15, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Malaria-causing parasites unlikely to 'switch host' from animals to humans

A new research has revealed that it's very unlikely that malaria parasites that infect other animals, such as apes, birds and reptiles, would cross over easily to humans.

Feb 12, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

Mosquitoes fight off infection after sucking blood

 Ever wondered how mosquitoes shuttle disease causing parasites from one person to another while keeping themselves safe?

Feb 07, 2015, 13:20 PM IST
Now, nanomimics to fight against malaria parasites

Now, nanomimics to fight against malaria parasites

Scientists have recently developed nanomimics that would help fight against the malaria parasites, it has been revealed.

Dec 10, 2014, 12:59 PM IST

Newly discovered deviant ant species!

Researchers from the George Washington University in the US faced the same predicament when they discovered an ant species, Cephalotes specularis, hiding in plain sight.

Oct 02, 2014, 17:24 PM IST

Laser optical tweezers provide insights into malaria parasites` RBC invasion

Researchers have found interactions between the malaria-causing parasite and red blood cells using a tool called laser optical tweezers.

Aug 20, 2014, 14:39 PM IST

Parasites created to fight caterpillars

The Department of Horticulture here has developed a parasite in its laboratory at nearby Thumbe to fight the menace caused by caterpillars, a senior official said.

Jul 30, 2014, 16:20 PM IST

How malaria parasites resist drugs revealed

A study has revealed the answer to how malaria parasite becomes resistance to the antimalarial drug in clinical trials, which makes the drugs less effective.

Jul 25, 2014, 12:53 PM IST

`Anti-tank missile detector` may hold key to curing malaria: Study

A new study has revealed that state-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria.

Jul 18, 2014, 12:45 PM IST

Scientists discover fossil of blood-sucking parasite in China

In a bizarre find, scientists from the University of Bonn and from China have discovered an unusual aquatic parasite- the fossil remains of fly larvae with an amazing sucking tool, which lived about 165 million years ago.

Jun 25, 2014, 19:12 PM IST