|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 143-144
Khalifa E Khalifa PhD
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
|Date of Submission||09-Oct-2014|
|Date of Acceptance||10-Nov-2014|
|Date of Web Publication||19-Jan-2015|
Khalifa E Khalifa
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Ramsis Street, Abbassia, Cairo 11566
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Khalifa KE. Parasitological resources. Parasitol United J 2014;7:143-4
| Para-Site|| |
PARA-SITE, an interactive multimedia electronic resource dedicated to parasitology, developed as an educational initiative of the Australian Society of Parasitology and the Australian Research Council/National Health and Medical Research Council. PARA-SITE was designed to provide basic information about parasites causing disease in animals and people. It covers information on the following: parasite morphology (fundamental to taxonomy); host range (species specificity); site of infection (tissue/organ tropism); parasite pathogenicity (disease potential); modes of transmission (spread of infections); differential diagnosis (detection of infections); and treatment and control (cure and prevention).
| Fact sheets related to neglected tropical diseases|| |
Neglected tropical diseases are a medically diverse group of infections caused by a variety of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminthes. The 17 neglected tropical diseases prioritized by the WHO affect more than one billion people worldwide and are endemic in 149 countries. They cause immense human suffering and death. They pose a devastating obstacle to health, frustrate the achievement of the health-related United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and remain a serious impediment to poverty reduction and overall socioeconomic development. The fact sheets provide information on the etiologic agents, global distribution, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and WHO response to the neglected diseases.
| Bioinformatics and functional genomics, second edition|| |
This site features a complete bioinformatics teaching curriculum for an entire course taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and website links organized by chapter in the new textbook, Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics. The book is organized into three parts: part I (chapters 1-7) introduces the field of bioinformatics; part II (chapters 8-12) discusses functional genomics; and part III (chapters 13-20) describes the tree of life from a genomic perspective, including chapters on viruses, the prokaryotes, and the eukaryotes.
| Blastocystis research foundation|| |
Blastocystis research foundation is a research consortium founded in 2006 by patients and their family members in Corvallis, Oregon. It is governed by a four-member board of directors. It works with scientists around the world to make sure doctors have the tools they need to address Blastocystis hominis infection. The link provides information on the following: B. hominis symptoms and treatment fact sheets; list of studies that identify Blastocystis spp. as pathogenic; Blastocystis spp. research papers on the Pubmed; and assays for the detection of Blastocystis spp.
| Identification key to species of myiasis-causing fly larvae|| |
This is an interactive multi-access design for the identification of myiasis-causing fly based on third stage instar larvae. The key, developed by Zoe Adams, Lisa Smith, and Martin Hall, is a work in progress and is updated on a regular basis to include more taxa and characters. The key was made possible through a start-up grant from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The link also provides an introduction to myiasis and to the method of collection and processing of larvae for identification.
| British Society of Parasitology Journal Club|| |
The link provides the latest reviews from British Society of Parasitology members.
| Acknowledgements|| |
Conflicts of interest
There are no conflicts of interest.