UC Riverside scientists have discovered a tiny worm species that infects and kills insects. These worms, called nematodes, could control crop pests without pesticides in warm, humid places where other beneficial nematodes are currently unable to thrive.
Has the news about an Australian woman with a living, wriggling roundworm in her brain got you spooked? After experiencing abdominal pain and night sweats that developed into forgetfulness and depression, the 64-year-old woman was sent to a hospital. An MRI scan did reveal something unusual in her brain, but...
In high enough concentrations, milkweed can kill a horse, or a human. To be able to eat this plant, monarchs evolved a set of unusual cellular mutations. New UC Riverside research shows the animals that prey on monarchs also evolved these same mutations.
It’s likely that billions of people are unaware they have been infected with parasitic worms. A UC Riverside scientist has won $1.8 million to try and understand why. The National Institutes of Health granted an Outstanding Investigator Award to Adler Dillman, an assistant professor of parasitology, so he can shed...
Some of what scientists know about how parasitic nematodes damage their host’s tissues may be missing the mark
UC Riverside researchers show that in parasitic worm infection both the host and the worm produce cannabis-like molecules
UCR research finding no relationship between nematode species and microbial profile suggests marine worms don’t have a restrictive diet