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.

Why most life-threatening malaria carrying parasites only infect humans

Researchers have explained why parasites carrying the deadliest form of malaria only infect humans.

Dinosaurs may not have had fleas

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.

How parasites cause most lethal form of malaria

Malaria parasites are able to bind to cells in the brain and cause cerebral malaria – the most lethal form of the disease.

Mitochondria `were parasites`

Mitochondria are actually highly reduced bacteria, with their own set of DNA, that reside in our cells.

Worm cell death pathway to drugs for deadly parasite

Researchers have identified a "programmed cell death" pathway in parasitic worms.

Thank parasites for the joys of sex!

The theory holds that sex evolved because it lets organisms reshuffle their genes into new combinations to stay a step ahead of parasites.

Thank parasites for the joys of sex!

The theory holds that sex evolved because it lets organisms reshuffle their genes into new combinations to stay a step ahead of parasites.