Why is the Varroa Mite so virulent considering they are completely reliant on their bee hosts for transport, reproduction and as their sole food source?
A study led by researchers at ANU could lead to new treatments for combating drug-resistant malaria, as well as boost existing drugs.
ANU researchers say new growth offers new hope for koalas surviving in burnt habitats. Now this breakthrough has been given vital backing.
A group of ANU researchers are helping rehabilitate koalas after the 2020 bushfires.
Students discuss their experiences of parasitology courses at ANU: Parasitology BIOL3142 and Appreciating Parasites: From Molecules to Ecosystems BIOL3210.
"A parasite an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense...
Treatments for human afflictions can be found in the most obscure places and in the strangest creatures.
Research led by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to major improvements in crop production.
Professor Kruuk will receive $3.3 million in funding from the ARC to pursue research into the effects of changing environments on wild animal populations.
In this video Dr Alex Maier talks about how a collaboration between ANU and Humboldt University is investigating new interdisciplinary approaches to...
The unique genetic make-up of a group of Australian frogs could be the key to their survival, allowing them to better withstand our harsh climate.
Love the parasite you're with - the entertaining life of unwelcome guests from flea circuses to Aliens »
In fiction and popular culture, parasitic characters appear as a metaphor for the threat and spread of disease.