News tagged with tsetse fly

Sex matters for microbes

Caught in the act! Researchers from the University of Bristol have observed mating for the first time in the microbes responsible for African sleeping sickness. This tropical disease is caused by trypanosomes, single-celled ...

Jan 03, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Parasite helps itself to sugar

Trypanosoma brucei, the parasite that causes sleeping sickness, is transmitted to mammals by the tsetse fly, and must adapt to the divergent metabolisms of its hosts. A new study shows how it copes with t ...

Jul 08, 2013 not rated yet 0

MSU plan would control deadly tsetse fly

For the first time, scientists have created a satellite-guided plan to effectively control the tsetse fly – an African killer that spreads "sleeping sickness" disease among humans and animals and wipes ...

May 07, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Eliminating the fly or the disease?

Cattle in Burkina Faso affected by animal trypanosomosis contracts the disease not only via the tsetse fly, but also via other bloodsucking insects. The findings of a new study at the Institute of Tropical ...

Mar 29, 2013 not rated yet 0