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New suspect for the decline of honeybees

A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute to the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies. This could be one of the main reasons why bee populations are in decline around the world.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Parasites used to control locust populations

A Chinese study suggests that migratory locusts are less likely to aggregate into crop-devastating swarms when infected by a parasite.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Searching for a new way to halt malaria

A research team have identified a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying. It is hoped that this could become the basis of a new treatment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Mexican bees at risk

Bees in Mexico have become susceptible to parasite - the Varroa acari – which is leading to a reduction in bee populations in the country.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Malaria cases in U.S. at 40-year high

The number of malaria cases in the US has reached a 40-year high, with 1,925 cases reported in 2011 — the highest number since 1971.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Symposium wants greater innovation towards eliminating malaria

A Malaria Consortium symposium has highlighted the need for increased innovation as part of malaria elimination efforts, during the Sixth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference in Durban.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Breakthrough in parasitic worm infection

Scientists have made an important step forward in finding a potential treatment for a gastrointestinal parasitic infection that affects over a billion people worldwide.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Brain eating amoeba found in water supply where boy died

Tests carried out by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a Louisiana parish's water supply found that it contained the deadly brain eating parasitic amoeba.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Step taken towards sleeping sickness cure

Scientists in Belgium have taken a step towards creating a protein-based cure for the most common form of global sleeping sickness.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Canadian oyster killing parasite isolated

Some tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from British Columbia to California have been detected and identified for the first time.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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