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Cancers Are Newly Evolved Parasitic Species, Biologist Argues
Cancer patients may feel like they have alien creatures or parasites growing inside their bodies, robbing them of health and...
Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Are 100 Percent Resistant to Malaria Parasite
The new bug is the first with complete resistance to the parasite -- and it passes that gene on to its children
Researchers Find First Evidence of DNA Swapping Between Insects and Mammals
Think all of your genetic material came straight down to you from further up your family tree? A team of...
Gold Nanoparticles and Lasers Kill the Brain Parasite That Causes “Crazy Cat Lady” Syndrome
Toxoplasmosis, a common food- and pet-borne illness linked to hallucinations, personality alteration, and, since it’s often carried by house pets,...
A Material Based on Sharkskin Stops Bacterial Breakouts
A whale’s skin is easily glommed up with barnacles, algae, bacteria and other sea creatures, but sharks stay squeaky-clean. Although...
A Lousy Reason for Asthma and Allergies
Parasites may reduce their hosts' risk of developing immune dysfunctions
Nature’s Grossest Creatures
Science loves them, but don't look at this gallery on your lunch break
The Voodoo Wasp
Not content with laying its eggs inside a caterpillar's body, a parasitic wasp then turns the host into a zombie babysitter
Sea otter deaths linked to water runoff contaminated with parasite-filled cat feces
Turning an Ant Into a Berry
A worm that invades its host's belly to make it look more edible proves an unusual parasite