Only three bat species, out of some 1100 in the world, actually have a taste for blood.
It’s the ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ of the insect world, featuring a cameo by Anne Boleyn’s headless ghost.
The Merugo Parasitological Museum has more than 300 life-sucking species on display, including a 28.9-foot long tapeworm. It's got date night written all over it.
The non-native species doesn't wait for stationary hosts. It actively pursues them, scuttling over the ground to secure a blood meal.
Even when two-thirds of their bodies are composed of fungal spores, the host cicadas continue to attempt mating in a drugged-out stupor.
It paralyzes its victims before depositing eggs inside them so they can burst like a bomb later. What a charmer.
With the ability to control and even kill their hosts, each one of these parasites could star as the next terror of the silver screen.
Time is of the essence in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.
Helminthic therapy is unproven for many conditions and is currently illegal in most countries.
The culprit is parasites, not pollution.
Contrary to prior reports, the new study found that living with a cat before birth or in childhood did not increase adolescents’ risk of experiencing psychotic episodes.
Scientists say Toxoplasma gondii can hack into and rewire a host’s immune system to suit its own purposes.
Researchers say the behavior of zebrafish, long used as a proxy for humans, is significantly altered by infection with a common parasite.
This tomato plant can sense and defend itself against invading plants.
It would be the second human disease after small pox to be eliminated.
Yes, they're disgusting—but they're also fascinating.