In order to survive and breed, parasitic flatworms in Southeast Asia use several species of trumpet snail as hosts—posing a threat to public health.
Colonizing the shells of live sea turtles might have allowed mollusks to encounter previously unexplored niches, scientists say.
A study from China has found evidence for the oldest known parasite–host relationship in the fossil record.
Eisai has provided 151 million free diethylcarbamazine citrate tablets to the government of Indonesia for the treatment of elephantiasis.
Tu Youyou has received one half of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for developing an anti-malarial drug based on ancient herbal medicine.