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“Parasites”

Mar 17, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Certain parasites may influence the behavior of their victims, even increasing their likelihood of becoming a cannibal.
Feb 10, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Parasitic wasps inject a virus to turn their victims into trembling, unwilling bodyguards. → → Continue reading →
Nov 20, 2014 08:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
No wonder this man wasn't feeling well: The worm causes sparganosis, meaning inflammation of the body's tissues in response to the parasite. Continue reading →
Sep 9, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A chunk of amber preserves the exact moment, 50 million years ago, when a mite attached itself to an ant's head and began to feast. Continue reading →
Jul 17, 2014 08:49 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A common parasite found in cat poop shows promise in treating aggressive forms of cancer. Continue reading →
May 21, 2014 11:03 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
You can make an effective and safe bedbug trap without using pesticides. Continue reading →
May 5, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Birds fumigate their own nests by nabbing cotton balls doused in a pesticide commonly included in kids' head-lice shampoo. Continue reading →
Oct 3, 2013 09:13 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A parasite linked to suicidal behavior and schizophrenia in humans is now causing some mice to become super confident around cats. Continue reading →
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