Amoeba study puts bite on dysentery

An amoeba parasite that causes potentially fatal dysentery in poor countries wreaks its havoc by eating intestinal cells alive, scientists reported today.

`Brain-eating` amoeba kills 40-year-old Pakistani

Naegleria fowleri, a waterborne organism commonly known as the "brain-eating" amoeba, has led to the death of a 40-year-old man in Pakistan`s Karachi port city, the third such case this year.

Why doesn`t cheating pay in the amoeba world

Cheaters may prosper in the short term, but they are doomed to fail, at least in the microscopic world of amoebas, say researchers.