Category: global health

Five reasons the world needs parasitologists and parasitology

Recently, hundreds of research scientists gathered at Imperial College in London (my alma mater)  to share knowledge and discuss research outputs, ideas and opportunities.  Yes, it was time for the Annual Spring Meeting of the British Society for Parasitology*. For the duration of the conference, each person identified themselves with the discipline of parasitology, and…

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Why evolution must be at the centre of fighting parasitic infections

Why evolution must be at the centre of fighting parasitic infections Mark Booth, Durham University Neglected tropical diseases and other parasitic infections such as malaria affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the tropics and sub-tropics. Each year more than 200 million cases of malaria are recorded across the globe. In total,…

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