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An ancient remnant inside the malaria parasite

Today at the Society’s Annual Conference, Dr Ellen Nisbet talked about the malaria parasite Plasmodium, and how a remnant from its evolutionary past may one day provide a target for new drugs… Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the … Continue reading

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Discovering new lemur parasites in Madagascar

Madagascar is home to many species of wildlife that are found nowhere else on the planet. The island broke off from India about 88 million years ago and its inhabitants have evolved in isolation ever since, giving rise to the … Continue reading

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Schmallenberg in sheep, a variable virus

In 2011, a new animal virus was detected in the German town of Schmallenberg. This virus, which infects sheep and cows, is now sweeping across Europe and was first identified in the UK in 2012. In a new paper published … Continue reading

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