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2014-05-22 13:06:47

University of Montreal New study on parasitoid reveals that heat favours production of male progeny Whether an insect will have a male or female offspring depends on the weather, according to a study led by Joffrey Moiroux and Jacques Brodeur of the University of Montreal's Department of Biological Sciences. The research involved experimenting with a species of oophagous parasitoid (Trichogramma euproctidis), an insect that lays its eggs inside a host insect that will be consumed by the...

2014-05-19 12:23:16

Innovative Vamousse(TM) Shampoo and Treatment Break Lice Lifecycle Giving Families Protection and Peace-of-Mind MORRISVILLE, N.C., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a parent's nightmare that is all too common among those with school-age children. The notice comes home from the school nurse about an outbreak of head lice, and your child is at risk. Head lice are increasingly becoming resistant to traditional synthetic pesticide-based treatments and rapidly becoming an epidemic in...

2014-05-17 23:01:08

Mosquito Shield Franchise Corp will present at Dallas Expo. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control to prospective franchisees at the two-day Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo to be held at Dallas Market Hall. The regional event, which offers prospective entrepreneurs a chance to meet face to face with businesses offering expansion opportunities, takes place between May 17 and May 18. The show...

2014-05-06 08:35:55

Spring is one of the most dangerous seasons for fleas, ticks and other parasites, and experts predict 2014 will be one of the worst years ever for certain parasitic diseases. WESTBROOK, Maine, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All dogs - no matter their breeds, sizes, ages or geographic locations - are at risk of infection from a variety of parasites, including ticks, fleas, roundworms, whipworms and heartworms. And so are dog owners and their families....

2014-04-28 23:07:02

Head Lice Doctors is now offering a promotion on their head lice removal products. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Head Lice Doctors, head lice removal service in Los Angeles, is now offering a special promotional deal on their unique line of all-natural head lice products in an effort to help control head lice populations. Contrary to popular beliefs of the past, lice are not a sign of poor personal hygiene nor are they infestations limited to certain socioeconomic groups. Lice...

2014-04-28 23:05:55

An article in The Journal of Parasitology discusses various long-term efforts to control parasitic infections and focuses specifically on improving sanitation within a culturally acceptable framework. The author suggests that a "biodigester" may be a solution to improve sanitation systems in some international regions. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 More than 450 million people worldwide, primarily children and pregnant women, suffer illness from soil-transmitted...

2014-04-22 23:14:53

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 765 new articles on parasites and parasitic infections. This latest update brings the total of references covering these human and animal diseases to over 67,400. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 765 articles on parasites and parasitic infections. While the site's Research Category extensively covers parasitic organisms that live on or in another host species from which...

2014-04-10 08:30:50

CAMPINAS, Brazil, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A project taking place in Jacobina, Bahia has again shown the effectiveness of the Oxitec OX513A mosquito in reducing the dengue mosquito population. Led by the social organisation Moscamed, the project showed that releases of the genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (OX513A) reduced by 79% the wild dengue mosquito population after six months. The results obtained in the neighbourhood of Pedra Branca protected...

2014-03-26 23:23:30

Traditional store brand lice products are becoming less and less effective in the battle against the bugs, according to an article published on March 9th by USA Today. ClearLice, a U.S. based head lice treatment company offers a line of pesticide-free lice products that has some parents calling it the "Kryptonite" of head lice treatments. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 A new breed of head lice has parents in a panic. According to an article published on March 9th by USA...

2014-03-21 23:01:30

There's no true season for head lice, but there is usually an outbreak after vacations. With spring break right around the corner, Hair Spies offers advice for preventing head lice. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 There is no true season for head lice, but outbreaks typically occur after vacations or breaks from school. This year, Hair Spies, Inc. a professional head lice removal salon, is ready with advice to help you prevent a head lice infestation. Hair Spies' first...


Latest Parasitology Reference Libraries

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...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Trichinella spiralis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Trichinella spiralis, sometimes known as the pork worm, is a parasite within the Nematoda class. It can be found in pigs, rats, humans, and bears. This worm causes trichinosis in humans, most often from consuming undercooked pork. This species is the smallest within its class, reaching an average body length of .16 centimeters. Females are twice as large as males, displaying a sexual dimorphism. The reproductive organs of females are unique to the species in that the front end holds developed...

Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis) is a species of roundworm with the Nematoda phylum. This species is once ranged throughout Asia and Africa, including the west coasts of Africa in Guinea. Although it is not present in this range anymore, the species retains its common name. It was identified in this area by Carl Linnaeus, who discovered the parasite in many merchants along the coast. Its scientific name was also given due to a large population in one area, called Medina. Dracunculus...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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