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A new way to diagnose malaria

Using magnetic fields, technique can detect parasite’s waste products in infected blood cells.

 

Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye, and looks under a microscope for the… 771 more words

Medicine

Parasitology: Contagious New Novels

Reading a fictionalised account of an outbreak that renders its hosts hopeless is pretty scary when the Ebola virus is the source of decidedly non-fictional headlines. 387 more words

Books & Comics

PRE-ICOPA Workshop On Molecular Parasitology

Prior to this years big parasitology event – ICOPA 2014 in Mexico City – there will be a pre-ICOPA Molecular Parasitology Workshop with sessions on… 61 more words

One route to malaria drug resistance found.

Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery, from Washington University School of Medicine, is also relevant for other infectious diseases including bacterial infections and tuberculosis. 607 more words

Healthinnovations

On Mira Grant's "Parasite" (Parasitology #1)

On my list of Most Terrifying Things are such horrors as abused apostrophes and Rush Limbaugh’s hypnotic, bigoted radio voice, but right up there near the top are also zombies and parasites. 982 more words

Book Review

Are You A Slave To Your Inner Parasite?

You would think that you’re in total control of your thoughts and behaviours, but for some, this is not always the case..

These pretty pathetic looking purple things to the left are parasitic individuals known as… 1,070 more words

Biology

Review: Parasite by Mira Grant

Parasite by Mira Grant (read: Seanan McGuire) is up this year for the Hugo Awards (Get it here). It’s McGuire’s sixth Hugo nomination, and, I’m just going to say that if she doesn’t get it, I’ll be pretty disappointed (though Wheel of Time is a brute force in this game and Ancillary Justice has been winning all of the awards). 340 more words

Books