A new study suggests that in order to tackle malaria, perhaps a different approach toward developing drugs and vaccines for the disease may be helpful. The research, by scientists from the University of Edinburgh, into the malaria causing parasites (males and females) suggests that treatment would be more effective if it is targeted at female forms of the parasite. The research revealed that male parasites are more capable of adapting to new surroundings when compared to female parasites. Thus, after a mosquito bite, once the blood stream is affected with malaria virus, the male mosquitoes are able to able quickly reach to the repeated attacks by the immune system and are likely to be harder to treat with drugs and vaccines, Medical Xpress reported.
It has long been believed that certain parasites present in cat feces can cause brain cancer in human beings and can also cause mental instability. However, two groups of researchers have come forward claiming that it's high time that cats are struck off the blame list. The first group from Tour du Valat research center looked at all the current research findings, and yet, have not found any evidence linking cats and brain cancer in people.