People have become infected in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
“People who came to visit me would be scared to see me."
There were 3.5 million Guinea worm cases in 1986. Today there are 25.
A new approach for controlling intestinal worm infections could help millions of the world's most vulnerable people
Research that my colleagues and I recently published shows expanded deworming programs may also have direct and, more significantly
We stand at the ready, eager to jump in when science needs our help to cure our disease.
Babesia can be treated. The Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center recommends a combination of
Nevertheless, one thing I knew I was safe from in the U.S. was parasites -- parasites! You have to be living in a rainforest or alongside the Nile to get those, right? So wrong.
To be honest, I never felt like it was brave thing to do -- share my life story about physical and mental illness; it just felt right. My only outlet was theater, and it felt like the only way I could express the angst, anger and sadness I had been feeling about my life.
While these kinds of biological and behavioral modifications are extreme and have an element of science fiction to them, they are rooted in real science and offer tremendous value in making the academics of parasite biology come alive in an educational setting.
How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?
To name just one, the Loa loa is a blood-dwelling worm (a.k.a. the African eye worm), and is mostly spread by biting mango
But these three louse lineages did not stay apart. Some interaction, such as hunting together, brought humans' ancient, lice
While the season of ghosts, ghouls and other monsters is upon us with Halloween approaching, what could possibly be scarier
“I paid my co-pay and left. It was totally depressing.” "It was in the mucosa [the fleshy part of the cheek]. The first three
ScienceNOW, the daily online news service of the journal Science This was not Goldberg’s first nostril tick, and it’s unlikely