By Ashik Siddique | Apr 12, 2013 07:42 PM EDT
An uncommon intestinal parasitic threadworm called Strongyloides stercoralis infected whole organ transplant recipients through the kidneys, pancreas, liver, and heart of a single donor.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 28, 2013 09:46 PM EDT
Clean your contact lenses regularly to avoid Acanthamoeba keratitis– the parasite in her eyeball ate through a Florida high school student's cornea.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 14, 2013 11:18 AM EDT
What could be a practical medical application for common cellphones in developing countries is cheap and accurate as well.
By Makini Brice | Jan 09, 2013 03:16 PM EST
Researchers found that many parasitic worms secrete a sugar-based anti-inflammatory molecule called glycan that may fight many of the disorders related to obesity.
By Makini Brice | Oct 09, 2012 12:21 PM EDT
Authorities in Pakistan have launched an urgent investigation into the source of 10 deaths in its most populated city.
By Makini Brice | Sep 06, 2012 02:39 PM EDT
The CDC estimates that there are 386 annual cases of brain parasite infection in California alone which can cost upwards of $66,000.
By Makini Brice | Aug 24, 2012 04:29 PM EDT
Massachusetts-based company Coronado Biosciences is developing a new class of treatments to fight autoimmune disorders.