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Parasitology

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  • What's Eating You?by Eugene H. Kaplan

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    In What's Eating You? Eugene Kaplan recounts the true and harrowing tales of his adventures with parasites, and in the process introduces readers to the intimately interwoven lives of host and parasite. Kaplan has spent his life traveling the globe exploring oceans and jungles, and incidentally acquiring parasites in his gut. Here, he leads readers... more...

  • Biomphalaria Snails and Larval Trematodesby Rafael Toledo; Bernard Fried

    Springer 2010; US$ 169.00

    The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the biology of the planorbid snail Biomphalaria glabrata mainly as related to the snail's role as a host of larval trematodes. This snail is of great importance in medical and economic zoology as a vector of important trematode (fluke) diseases in human and veterinary medicine and in wildlife... more...

  • Neuropeptide Systems as Targets for Parasite and Pest Controlby Timothy G. Geary; Aaron G. Maule

    Springer 2011; US$ 289.00

    This book was assembled to focus attention on this promising field by compiling a comprehensive review of recent research on neuropeptides in arthropods and helminths, with contributions from many of the leading laboratories working on these systems. The organization of the chapters is intended to provide an overview of the organism-level biology of... more...

  • Kala Azar in South Asiaby T.K. Jha; E. Noiri

    Springer 2011; US$ 219.00

    Therapeutic regimens for visceral leishmaniasis (also Kala-azar, Dum-dum fever or black fever), caused by parasitic protozoa of the Leishmania genus, evolve at a pace never seen before. Spread by tiny and abundant sand flies, the parasite infects internal organs and bone marrow and if left untreated will almost always result in the death of the host.... more...

  • Current Concepts in Parasitologyby Ronald C. Ko

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1989; US$ 44.00

    There are twelve chapters in this book. The subjects discussed include the mechanisms of eosinophilia in parasitic infections, piscine immunity to protozoan diseases, survival strategies of trichuroid nematodes, sero-diagnosis, purine and pyrimidine biosynthesis, metabolism as targets for antiparasitic chemotherapy, ecology of marine parasites, transmission... more...

  • Prevention and Control of Schistosomiasis and Soil-transmitted Helminthiasisby World Health Organization; UNAIDS

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 24.00

    This report contains the recommendations of a WHO Expert Committee convened to consider the prevention and control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections. Although these infections remain major public health concerns in many parts of the world, particularly in the poorest developing countries, cost-effective solutions are both... more...

  • Progress in Parasitologyby Heinz Mehlhorn

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Parasites threaten the health of animals and humans alike. Especially in times of increasing globalization and global warming, parasites can enlarge their 'kingdom' by spreading. At the same time many of the existing medical products have become ineffective. As these products have been used for many decades, parasites have developed resistances,... more...

  • Helminth Control in School-age Childrenby A. Montresor; World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 36.00

    The school-based control of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections is of proven cost-effectiveness. This book describes an approach in which epidemiological data are used to select the control strategy to be applied to the school-age population and shows how periodic data collection from sentinel sites can be used to monitor... more...

  • Medical Entomology for Studentsby Mike Service

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 46.00

    Updated edition of this popular textbook, covering recognition, biology, ecology and medical importance of the arthropods that affect human health. more...

  • Malassezia and the Skinby Teun Boekhout; Eveline Guého-Kellermann; Peter Mayser

    Springer 2010; US$ 219.00

    This book, written by a group of acknowledged experts, is the first comprehensive overview on the very unusual yeasts of the genus Malassezia. All relevant aspects of the genus and its 13 species are covered in detail within 11 chapters. The first chapter reviews the long and controversial history of the genus, while the second describes all mycological... more...