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Barber Pole Worm Genome Provides Essential Platform To Understand Drug Resistance In Worms
2013-08-28 12:59:38

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Researchers have identified five enzymes that are essential to the survival of a parasitic worm that infects livestock worldwide and is a great threat to global food security. Two of these proteins are already being studied as potential drug targets against other pathogens. The team sequenced the genome of Haemonchus contortus, or the barber pole worm, a well-studied parasitic worm that resides in the gut of sheep and other livestock globally. This genome...

2013-08-27 23:32:22

A senior housing in North Carolina was forced to spend $100K to kill bed bugs, said a report. In response to that, My Cleaning Products introduced a cheaper solution to bed bug infestation. Greenville, NC (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Another senior housing was infested by the blood-feeding bed bugs. News website witn.com reported the infestation on August 23, 2013. But learning that the critters got the facility spending too big for the elimination process, My Cleaning Products suggested to...

2013-08-27 23:29:29

National Pediculosis Association Sponsors the 28th Annual Head Lice Prevention Campaign Newton, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 CombFirst! is the National Pediculosis Association’s (NPA) 28th annual back-to-school National Head Lice Prevention Campaign. The National Pediculosis Association®, Inc. (NPA) is a 501 c 3 non-profit volunteer organization, including scientific advisors. Initiated in 1985 with House Joint Resolution 223, September kicks off NPA’s educational campaign to...

2013-08-22 23:18:50

American Heartworm Society recommends yearly protection and annual testing to ward off heartworm disease, even in temperate climates. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 California and Arizona may not be known as hotbeds of heartworm transmission, but the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is reminding pet owners that dogs and cats here remain at risk – even in the summer months. Environmental conditions that foster proliferation of mosquitoes carrying the heartworm parasite, such as...

Altruism Or Manipulated Helping?
2013-08-19 09:32:30

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) Manipulation is often thought of as morally repugnant, but it might be responsible for the evolutionary origins of some helpful or altruistic behavior, according to a new study. In evolutionary biology, manipulation occurs when an individual, the manipulator, alters the behavior of another individual in ways that is beneficial to the manipulator but may be detrimental to the manipulated individual. Manipulation not...

2013-08-14 23:02:18

A novel study featured in The Journal of Parasitology compared two lakes in the Adirondacks that are only 2.5 kilometers apart. The research showed that significant differences in parasitism can occur, depending on their ecological history. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Every body of water differs in its ecological makeup, species of underwater organisms, and parasitic communities. However, differences in parasitic communities for the same species of native fish in adjacent...

2013-08-09 23:18:44

Summer is here and bug season is at its peak. But pet owners can protect themselves and their pets with preventative medications from FetchRx Pet Pharmacy. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 People hate them. Dogs and cats hate them. Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes! But now that summer is here and bug season is at its peak, the little pests are a fact of life. That’s why the online pet supply company, FetchRx Pet Pharmacy, wants to make summer better for pets by offering some of the...

2013-07-30 23:01:25

Asheboro area exterminator, Otho's Pest Management advises vacationers traveling this summer on the warning signs of bug trouble during their getaway. Asheboro, NC (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Otho's Pest Management provides the following tips for travelers to avoid the prevalence of bed bugs during this summer travel season. Bed bugs are least likely to be found in the bathroom of a hotel. Before settling in to the temporary residence, stow all luggage in the bathroom prior to room...


Latest Parasites Reference Libraries

Nematology
2013-09-30 13:49:26

Nematology is the study of nematodes, also known as roundworms, which first began in the nineteenth century. Like many fields of study, nematology began with ancient recordings and descriptions lacked elements of modern science. The oldest record of a nematode occurs in the Pentateuch in the fourth book of Moses known as Numbers. The reference, although not plainly stating roundworms or nematodes, is thought to refer to Dracunculus medinensis, a species that is native to the area near the Red...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

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