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.

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.

'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.

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.

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).

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.

Mosquitoes fight off infection after sucking blood

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

`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.

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.

Genome sequence of parasites may help in developing new ways of interventions

A new study has found vital biological and genetic information from sequence of genomes of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects many people in the developing countries.

Soon, vaccine that stops malaria parasites from multiplying

Scientists have identified a substance, or antigen, that generates antibodies that can hinder the ability of malaria parasites to multiply, which may protect against severe malaria infection.

Avoid swallowing `bacteria` from pool water in summer

Love to take that evening dip in the neighbourhood swimming pool in this frying summer? Go take one but beware of swallowing pool water as this may be abound with bacteria and parasites.

Way to identify `drug resistant` malaria-causing parasites discovered

An international team of researchers has discovered a way to identify, at a molecular level, malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum parasites that are resistant to artemisinin, the key drug for treating this disease.

UK research could help combat sleeping sickness

New findings on how parasites that cause sleeping sickness are able to communicate with one another could help limit the spread of the disease, British scientists said today.

Soon, new drugs to help in fight against sleeping sickness

Researchers have said insights into how the parasites, which cause the sleeping sickness , are able to communicate with one another could help limit the spread of the infection.