Schistosoma mansoni parasite. In 2009 researchers from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and other institutions crack the genetic code of Schistosoma mansoni, a flatworm that can live up to 10 years on average in humans. The parasite is endemic in many tropical areas of the world. Blood Fluke, Human Parasite, Cheat Sheets, Beautiful Microbiology, Schistosom Parasite, Schistosoma Mansoni, Microscope Science, Health, Parasite Infection
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Colorful killers. A new vaccine protects mice against parasites that cause leishmaniasis. A vaccine could save tens of thousands of lives every year. Scientists report that they have used snippets of DNA to spur mice to fight back against parasites responsible for the illness, an approach they hope to soon begin testing in people. Leishmaniasis is caused by microscopic parasites of genus Leishmania; 20 different species can sicken humans, hits poor residents of tropical countries hardest.
Schistosoma mansoni mannetje en vrouwtje innig verstrengeld.
Blood flukes can live for decades inside us. Are stem cells their fountain of youth? Photo: A scanning electron micrograph of a male and female Schistosoma mansoni Credit: Jim Collins, Ana Vieira and Phillip Newmark