A genetic region responsible for red blood cell invasion was among a small number of areas found to differ between the genomes of malaria parasites that affect chimpanzees and Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for the deaths of more than half a million children each year. Out of a genome of approximately 5,500 genes, researchers found that most genes have directly equivalent counterparts between the human and primate parasites. However, portions of… Read More

A recent article published in the International Journal of Parasitology aims some criticism towards the relatively new ‘One-Health’ concept. ‘One Health’ focuses on disease interactions between wildlife, domestic, environmental, and human health towards contemporary health initiatives.  We can think of it as a One Health Triad: human, domestic animal, and wildlife health. It’s a pretty new way to think about health and has lots of cool collaborative benefits. But yes, it’s still… Read More