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Articles related to parasitism

Thai liver worm in the bile ducts within the liver
Feature: Worm Spit May Lick Liver Cancer
A liver worm is responsible for 26,000 cancer deaths every year, but a component in its spit could form the basis of a vaccine – and could even help to heal chronic wounds in diabetics.
Online Feature: Catch of the day in Borneo uncovers new species
Scientists have travelled to Borneo to study parasites infecting sharks and stingrays. The study has led to the discovery of many new species, and the data has been used to help Australian aquaria control the spread of parasite infections in the sharks and stingrays they have on display.