Researchers report on PCR screening for potentially zoonotic pathogens detected in the faecal samples of wild and semi-captive bonobos. This raised interesting… Read more »
Before taking on this role Anouk worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Parasites & Vectors division of the Natural History Museum (NHM) of London. Her research on schistosomiasis involved regularly travelling to Tanzania to collect schistosome and snail samples for genetic analysis and for archiving in the Schistosomiasis Collection at the NHM (SCAN). Particularly passionate about public outreach and engagement with science she blogs, tweets and talks about parasites and neglected tropical diseases.
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Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases. The launch of the World Health Organization new road map to 2030.
Yesterday the World Health Organization launched a new road map to prevent, control, eliminate and eradicate a set of 20 diseases, termed neglected tropical… Read more »
Researchers from Benin and France uncovered a missing piece of the puzzle for human-cattle schistosome hybridization.
For World NTD Day we highlight how research and technological development are cornerstones to the global effort to eliminate NTDs such as schistosomiasis.
Lizards use "behavioural hypothermia" to reduce the negative impact of tick infestations, another example of parasite infections influencing host-behaviour.
Do schistosomes manipulate snails? A recent study looks at the altered phototropic behaviour of infected snails and how this may be a deliberate strategy from… Read more »
For a bit of fun we have put together a small cryptic crossword puzzle where the answers relate to parasite and vectors. Hope you enjoy it.
A recent study by Coffeng and team uses mathematical model simulations to predict the short-term and long-term impact of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)… Read more »
Genital schistosomiasis is a dangerous consequence of schistosome infections that drastically decreases quality of life, causes much misery and pain, leads to… Read more »
Roestenberg and colleagues at Leiden University Medical Center are undertaking a controversial yet highly interesting study; infecting healthy volunteers with… Read more »