News tagged with schistosoma

Stash of stem cells found in a human parasite

(—The parasites that cause schistosomiasis, one of the most common parasitic infections in the world, are notoriously long-lived. Researchers have now found stem cells inside the parasite that can regenerate worn-down ...

dateFeb 23, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Gene map aims to combat blood flukes

The first microsatellite-based genetic linkage map has been published for Schistosoma mansoni, a blood fluke that is known to infect over 90 million people in Africa, the Middle East and the New World. Researchers writing ...

dateJun 30, 2009 in Biotechnology
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