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The Faecal Egg Count Reduction Test – don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

By Jennifer McIntyre

Parasitic worms cause disease and reduce productivity in grazing livestock. Faecal Egg Counts (FECs) are widely used to estimate infection levels of various worm species, which often occur as mixed infections. 843 more words

Blog

Potentially deadly parasite found in Bull Run water again

Portland-area residents and businesses have already paid a high price for the city of Portland to comply with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule intended to keep a potentially deadly microorganism and other contaminants out of the region’s water supply. 36 more words

Portland Tribune

Essential trypanosome transporters hint at new therapeutic targets

By Rebecca Hall

Twitter: @RebeccaJHall13

Blog: http://www.ananxiousscientist.wordpress.com

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), more commonly known as sleeping sickness, is a disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma. 524 more words

Biology

Superboy 6-11

Superboy (Volume 4) #6
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by Marco Rudy

This issue opens with a quiet moment between Superboy and Red Robin that was really touching and showed their great friendship. 564 more words

Leishmaniasis

Agent – What is the causative agent? Scientific name? Image? Type of pathogen? Where is it found?

There are three varieties of leishmaniasis–visceral, cutaneous and mucocutaneous. 930 more words

Teaser Articles

Purge 

You’re a sickness, a disease;

A poisonous parasite.

Somehow you found a way in,

stayed out of my sight.

I didn’t notice you until things… 85 more words

Poetry

TBT: Parasite

Seems I was very down on people in high school. Enjoy:

Without a doubt we are the most evil.
Not even snakes, cobras, and such compare. 108 more words

Poem