Parasitology is the scientific discipline concerned with the study of the biology of parasites and parasitic diseases, including the distribution, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of parasites, including the host response to these agents.

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    Adding a flap on the top of an insecticide-treated bednet helps to intercept blood-seeking mosquitoes and allows a wider range of insecticides to be used together. Net buyers must now make a challenging decision for each target area: which net product will be most cost-effective, given the resistance in local vectors?

    • Jo Lines
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    As the first vaccine against the malaria parasite begins to roll out, scientists are working on a wide variety of alternatives that they hope will provide more protection.

    • Anthony King
    Nature 575, S51-S54