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2014-06-05 23:07:26

Company is developing product to rapidly detect and prevent parasites from infiltrating public water supplies. Fayetteville, Ark. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Biodetection Instruments™ has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to develop an automated cartridge assay for rapid detection of viable Cryptosporidium oocysts, or spores, in water. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite and is one of the most frequent causes of...

Parasites Found In Cat Poop May Pose Serious Health Problem
2013-07-10 08:36:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cats deposit approximately 1.3 tons of feces into the environment each year in the US alone. As OB/GYN doctors have known for a long time, that poop is carrying a parasite that is harmful to pregnant women. As well, cat litter parasites have been associated with an increased risk in suicide in woman. A new study, published in Trends in Parasitology, reveals that this may indeed be a vast and under-appreciated public health problem....

2012-12-12 15:33:18

Long ago, when life on our planet was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae floating in the vast prehistoric ocean swam freely by beating whip-like tails, called flagella. It's a relatively unremarkable tale, except that now, over 800 million years later, these organisms have evolved into parasites that threaten human health, and their algal past in the ocean may be the key to stopping them. The organisms are called Apicomplexa, but are better known as the parasites that...

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