Category Archives: Parasitology

A General Analysis of An In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of….Erm…

A general analysis of….An In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of Shit: Distribution of Schistosoma mansoni and Hookwork Eggs in Human Stool. While the game of patience, CV-rewrites, recruitment calls and casual “I’m a solid team-player” line-drops continue – I’ve had a chance to read this bad-boy, along with Animal Farm and a layered spy novel by Ian McEwan (thoroughly enjoyable!). A Bit

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Fighting Malaria: Is our best weapon getting rusty?

Drug resistance is no new thing – you’ve likely heard of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Scientists have developed a host of drugs for treating malaria over the years but these drugs too, have faltered at the hands of the ever-evolving malaria parasites. A study published earlier this week reports on numerous populations in Cambodia of Plasmodium falciparum (one of five malaria

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