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What is Mistletoe? Kiss, Kiss

What is Mistletoe?
Believe it or not but mistletoe is a parasite which grows on trees and sends out roots and strangles the branch it’s on. 262 more words

When is a parasite not a parasite?

Ants are, to say the least, complicated creatures. They have fascinated scientists for hundreds of years with their hive mentality and social interactions and social hierarchies much like our own. 645 more words

Careful What I Wish For

Whelp, I finally got my wish.  To the squeamish, it might be best to skip over this post.  To the rest of you, here goes. 453 more words

Live From Tanzania

Nanotechnology against malaria parasites

Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of host cell membranes that trick the parasites. 508 more words


Do You Carry a Water Filter?

Talk to most trail runners and they will tell you about the time they contracted giardia. Water born parasites are common and easy enough to avoid with a ultra compact water filter. 143 more words

Cats on the Brain

I remember from Medical School that there are dangers related to infections from some pets.  One in particular was the risk of pregnant women having exposure to cat waste.  835 more words

Mind & Brain