You may think that having cerebral malaria is bad enough, but what if the parasite could manipulate your body odour and make you even more attractive to blood-feeding mosquitoes?
Mary K Cooke
Freelance science writer
The authors of a new study report that people who have been recently hospitalised with dengue fever in Taiwan have more than twice the risk of having a stroke than other patients. The study […]
Have you seen this mosquito? The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, the notorious carrier of yellow fever, Chikungunya, Dengue and a known associate of the Zika virus, has disappeared from Palmyra Atoll. The […]
It’s disappointing when your Friday night internet date doesn’t match their profile. But for male periodical cicadas this could mean their match is in thrall to a body-snatching fungus and they’re about to be the next victim.
The authors of a recently published observational study have found evidence that a child’s overall chance of survival is improved if the last vaccine they received was for measles. ©Julien Harneis The […]
No time this week? Catch up with the latest research news with OcZ. It’s raining viruses and pouring bacteria out there Get your umbrella out, for the first time scientists have […]
When bacteria invade our lungs, our bodies counter-attack by launching a rapid immune response to fight the infection. Yet, this all happens much faster than we can reasonably account for with our current knowledge of the immune system.
So, how do our bodies respond so quickly to a bacterial infection?