A 19-year-old college student in England contracted a microscopic parasite called Acanthamoeba that started eating her left eye. The other scary part: how she got it.
A tiny roundworm is being studied in space in a bid to observe precisely what happens to muscle mass under zero-G conditions.
The drug that comes in a little blue pill could help keep malaria contained by stiffening up the parasite that causes it, say researchers.
An iPhone outfitted with a cheap ball lens showed 70 percent sensitivity in finding worm eggs.
The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.
The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.
Heat-seeking technology developed for the military's Javelin missile program might soon be used to save rather than destroy.
The Digg founder and Google Ventures partner reports that protesters carried a banner and distributed leaflets that described Rose as a "parasite."
A Stanford researcher reinvents the chemistry set completely in the form of an inexpensive gizmo modeled after a hand-crank music box.
Using the same tech a destroyer uses to detect a submarine, a new diagnostic tool listens for the sound of popping vapor nanobubbles -- a telltale sign that malaria parasites are dining.