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Scientists discover fossil of blood-sucking parasite in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 19:12

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:12

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.

Dinosaurs may not have had fleas

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:10

Paleontologists who thought dinosaurs had fleas and other parasites have revised their original theory after a new study confirmed that the insects were actually aquatic or amphibious flies.

Fish sleep with `mosquito nets`

Last Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 18:53

Like humans, fish also sleep putting on `mosquito nets`, say scientists.