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Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

LONDON – The largest study to date on parasitic worm genetics has found hundreds of new clues as to how they invade the human body, escape its immune system, and cause disease. The results show potential deworming treatments to combat the most neglected tropical diseases – including river blindness, schistosomiasis, and hookworm disease – affecting about one billion people worldwide. …

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New parasitic wasp species named after alien breast crushers

Here is an illustration of a female Xenomorphia resurrecta parasitic wasp from the new study. Thomas van de Kamp / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Close-up photography often makes insects look like tiny, strange aliens. And now a team of German scientists has decided to make the connection between insects and aliens legitimate by identifying newly discovered parasitic wasp species the …

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Other Parasitic Infections Associated with Del Monte, McDonalds

Ultraviolet fluorescence microscopy is a method used to study stool specimens on Cyclospora oocysts. The oocyst wall is self-luminous. Courtesy of the CDC At least 400 people were infected by Cyclospora parasites in two separate outbreaks associated with Del Monte vegetable trays and McDonald's salads. There is no evidence that, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers …

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