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  Parasite
Parasite exploded onto the KISS scene with their first live show on February 8th 1997, at Harley’s in Cleethorpes, and have been delighting KISS fans with their powerful, authentic, re-creations of all that is best about KISS ever since.
Parasite are four very talented guys who turned their dream into reality and pay their tribute to KISS with energy and enthusiasm and true style.
Parasite believes wholeheartedly in what they do and put on a good show with the philosophy that both they and the fans are there to have fun.
www.kissinuk.com /tribpara.htm   (0 words)

  
  Parasite - MSN Encarta
Parasitism affects most life forms, from bacteria infected by the viruses known as bacteriophages, to humans, who are subject to more than 100 parasites known to cause disease.
Parasites that live on the inside of the host’s body are known as endoparasites, while those that live on the outer surface of their hosts are known as ectoparasites.
Parasitic worms, including flatworms (soft-bodied worms, such as tapeworms and flukes) and roundworms (thin, unsegmented worms, also called nematodes) are endoparasites, usually living in the intestines, lungs, liver, or other internal organs of their hosts.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553247/Parasite.html   (1097 words)

  
 The Institute for Genomic Research -- Parasite Genomics
One reason for their naggingly persistent success is that many parasites have complex relationships with the human or animal hosts they infect and with the insects or ticks that often carry them.
Parasites also have developed a startling range of mechanisms for evading the host’s immune responses, and they have such complex life cycles that scientists often have difficulty growing and studying each of the parasite stages in the laboratory.
For example, sequencing the DNA of the Trichomonas parasite may help biomedical researchers find new ways to treat or prevent trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease that infects as many as 5 million people a year, and is emerging as a contributing factor in worsening the transmission of the HIV/AIDS virus.
www.tigr.org /parasiteGenomics.shtml   (494 words)

  
 Parasite Project
Parasite is an ephemeral and hybrid space somewhere between a store, a gallery and an artist's studio.
It is imagined to present works by young artists inspired by the fashion world.
The Parasite’s perimeter is always defined by the work of an artist, whose work questions these territories.
www.parasite-project.com   (82 words)

  
 doxdesk.com: parasite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parasites have been around since around 1999 and have gone from an obscure issue of interest to computer security professionals to the single most common threat affecting internet users.
If your computer has recently started showing constant adverts or changing your home page and search engines; if new toolbars, bookmarks and icons have been unexpectedly appearing; or if the desktop has become unusuably slow or error-prone, it is possible you could have unsolicited commercial software installed.
There are also programs available that can (in many cases) remove the parasites automatically; they can also detect many more types of threat that the script here cannot (for tedious technical reasons).
www.doxdesk.com /parasite   (0 words)

  
 ABC News: Cat Parasite Affects Everything We Feel and Do
The parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, has been transmitted indirectly from cats to roughly half the people on the planet, and it has been shown to affect human personalities in different ways.
Research has shown that women who are infected with the parasite tend to be warm, outgoing and attentive to others, while infected men tend to be less intelligent and probably a bit boring.
Lafferty, who is a parasite ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is an expert on the role parasites play in the ecology of other animals.
abcnews.go.com /Technology/DyeHard/story?id=2288095&page=1   (446 words)

  
  human parasites - intestinal parasite worm cleanse and colon cleansing
Parasites can be responsible for a wide spectrum of ailments, from very serious infections and diseases at one end, to mild feelings of unwellness and lack of energy.
Parasites are often mobile, "grazing" in one area of the body after another, eating the host's cells directly or draining the best of the nutrients directly from the host's tissues.
Parasites have survival skills which are beyond the capabilities of our Immune System, especially when the immune system is overloaded or weakened, and that's why they can generally live for years within their host.
www.organicnutrition.co.uk /articles/parasite-cleanse.htm   (1669 words)

  
  Parasite (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parasite made a number of reappearances before the Crisis, and was one of the main characters in the second Marvel/DC crossover between Spider-Man and Superman (Marvel Treasury Edition #28).
The Parasite had taken the form of one of his previous victims, an old man, and was run down in the pandemonium that evening when Lois came to his aide.
The Parasite discovered Superman's true identity a couple of times, but on each occurrence, Superman managed to harm Rudy enough to damage his memory (having him suck the "power" out of some kryptonite, having Rudy doused by a shower system while the Parasite possessed Livewire's electrical powers, etc.) so that he forgets the knowledge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parasite_(comics)   (1789 words)

  
 parasite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Many bacteria are parasitic on external and internal body surfaces; some of these invade the inner tissues and cause disease (e.g., typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and some types of pneumonia).
Parasites are more prevalent in the animal and protist kingdoms; most are invertebrates, chiefly worms, e.g., the fluke, tapeworm, and trichina (see trichinosis); arthropods, e.g., the flea and louse; and protozoans.
Among the protozoan parasites that cause human disease are Amoeba (or Entamoeba) histolytica, the cause of amebic dysentery and liver abscess, and the several species of Plasmodium responsible for the three main types of malaria.
www.bartleby.com /65/pa/parasite.html   (333 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Science / Researchers develop salmon parasite test
The parasite is found only in the Northwest, developing in small worms that live in the Deschutes, Willamette, Columbia and Klamath rivers before being released into the water.
Researchers suspect the parasite is limited to certain types of rivers because the inital worm host has very specific habitat requirements.
The other parasite does not appear to kill the fish but it weakens salmon by making their kidneys less efficient at filtering their blood.
www.boston.com /news/science/articles/2004/12/02/researchers_develop_salmon_parasite_test   (370 words)

  
 HOST-PARASITE AND DISEASE-VECTOR RELATIONSHIPS
Basic reproductive rate of a parasite, Ro: The basic reproductive rate, Ro, of a microparasite may be formally defined as the number of new infections that a solitary infected individual is able to produce in a population of susceptible hosts (Anderson and May 1979).
The parasitic trematodes are probably the most important class of parasites to utilize an aquatic stage for at least part of their life cycle.
Where members of the parasite community are important in mediating competition between hosts, this may lead to further changes in the structure of the host community and the possible extinction of particularly susceptible hosts.
www.ciesin.org /docs/001-364/001-364.html   (4899 words)

  
 Dracunculus medinensis (guinea worm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dracunculus medinensis causes the disease known as dracunculiasis, and the parasite is often referred to as the guinea worm or fiery serpent.
A similar parasite is found in a number of carnivores and omnivores in North America, but it does not infect humans.
As one might expect, humans infected with this parasite often seek out water to alleviate the symptoms of the allergic reaction and to wash the ulcer, and the juvenile worms are liberated into the water.
ryoko.biosci.ohio-state.edu /~parasite/dracunculus.html   (625 words)

  
 Parasitology: Parasites and Parasitism text
Parasites are often described as occupying the third great environment, -aquatic, -terrestrial -parasitic, the body of another organism.
That is that the parasite has lost the genetic ability to make certain vital metabolic intermediates and has to rely on the hosts genome for this or it may have to rely on the host genome to provide vital developmental stimuli.
Any one parasite usually only infect a few different species of host during its life cycle (their are a few 4 host life cycles, no 5 host life cycles), this is in contrast to predators which usually eat a range of different prey species.
www.aber.ac.uk /parasitology/Edu/Para_ism/PaIsmTxt.html   (2055 words)

  
 Internal Parasite Management (IPM) in Small Ruminants
On the plus side, internal parasites are a major area of study among scientists in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States and new discoveries will likely be made in years to come.
The barber pole worm is a blood-sucking parasite that pierces the lining of the abomassum, causing blood plasma and protein loss to the host.
Another parasite that can be of concern in some areas is the meningeal worm or deer or brain worm.
www.sheepandgoat.com /articles/IPM.html   (2403 words)

  
 CarlZimmer.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Imagine a world where parasites are masters of chemical warfare and camouflage, able to cloak themselves with their hosts' own molecules.
Imagine a world where parasites steer the course of evolution, where the majority of species are parasites.
Parasite Rex offers a guided tour to the hidden, fascinating world of parasites, from protozoans that turn rats into suicidal kamikazes to wasps that turn their own DNA into viruses to help them parasitize catepillars.
www.carlzimmer.com /parasite_1.html   (192 words)

  
 Toxoplasma Parasite Mind Control: Science Fiction in the News
Toxoplasma gondii is a common parasite found in the guts of cats; it sheds eggs that are picked up by rats and other animals that are eaten by cats.
In this excerpt, a volunteer strapped to a chair allows a parasite to be introduced; the parasite rides him, taking over his mind.
Under these conditions, it is possible to interview the parasite; however, it refuses to answer until zapped with a cattle prod.
www.technovelgy.com /ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=547   (852 words)

  
 HHMI News: Dream Home: Malaria Parasite Renovates to Suit Its Tastes
Once in the blood, the parasite's continuous asexual multiplication inside the red blood cells is responsible for the clinical symptoms of malaria and the associated incidence of disease and death.
For example, the researchers found that during the asexual stage, the parasite, which is present in the parasitophorous vacuole, remodels the erythrocyte by forming an elaborate membranous network in the cytoplasm of the red blood cell.
The parasite disguises these alterations, which are made to the surface of the cells, enabling it to complete its 48-hour life cycle, multiply, and cause severe infection without detection by the immune system.
www.hhmi.org /news/cowman.html   (876 words)

  
 ATJ's Marine Aquarium Site - Reference - Marine "Ich"
The parasitic stage (trophonts) is the one that results in the appearance of white spots all over the fish.
When the theronts (parasitic stage) are embedded in the skin of the fish, the fish secrete a thick layer of mucus in response to the irritation and they are protected from outside influences.
In a tank where parasites are present, stressed fish are more likely to show signs of "Ich" before more healthy fish, but the healthy fish are just as likely to become infected as the numbers of parasites increase.
www.petsforum.com /personal/trevor-jones/marineich.html   (2621 words)

  
 Parasite Picture Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Externally, animals become infected by parasites on their bodies, especially on their fur, because of exposure to infected animal wastes.
Animals are major carriers of parasites, and most physicians, let alone the general public, are unaware of this fact.
These parasites are biochemically complex creatures in their life histories, development, reproductive cycles, nutritional requirements, and disease manifestation.
www.parasitecleanse.com /GALLERY.HTM   (1214 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: parasite
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Researchers have been surprised to discover that a large percentage of mosquitoes that are known carriers of the Malaria parasite apparently kill it...
www.technorati.com /tag/parasite   (520 words)

  
 Comics - Superman Homepage - Superman Returns
Parasite's powers changed quite a bit after his involvement with Strange Visitor, an energy being remincient of Superman's electrical form.
Parasite's ruse would probably have worked if he had not had enough of Clark's constant apologies, and attempts to get to the bottom of his and Lois' relationship problems got the better of him.
Parasites body was taken to STAR Labs for examination and Luthor also tried to lay claim on the body.
www.supermanhomepage.com /comics/who/who-intro.php?topic=parasite   (1294 words)

  
 Definition of parasite - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
applies to one who clings to a person of wealth, power, or influence or is useless to society parasites>.
stresses the parasitic laziness, dependence, and opportunism of the cadger .
See a map of "parasite" in the Visual Thesaurus
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=parasite   (190 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Health | Protein key to parasite potency
Toxoplasma is carried by cats and rats in the UK, and a large proportion of humans are also thought to carry the parasite, without any ill effects.
Their study reveals how the parasite injects a single protein into a cell it wants to invade, and how this protein makes its way to the nucleus of the cell and interferes with the ability of the cell to trigger an immune defence.
Professor John Barrett, a senior lecturer in parasitology at the University of Aberystwyth, said that there were arguments for screening pregnant women for Toxoplasma to avoid birth defects.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/health/6199889.stm   (482 words)

  
 Malaria
Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium.
Malaria parasites are transmitted from one person to another by the female anopheline mosquito.
The parasites are then carried by the blood in the victim's liver where they invade the cells and multiply:
www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk /224/Malaria.html   (1211 words)

  
 U.S. National Parasite Collection
Detailed records of host and parasites are available, but the parasites are not indexed; consequently this collection has not been cataloged into the records of the U.S. National Parasite Collection, except for specimens used in recent studies.
Because the host and parasite card indices prepared until 1990 are by genus and then species, users had to know all possible genera in which a species may have been cataloged.
The Biosystematics and National Parasite Collection Unit develops new information on the diagnosis, identification, classification, and distribution of parasites of animals, especially those of veterinary and medical importance, using comparative morphology and biochemical and molecular genetics techniques within the context of modern phylogenetic methods for analysis.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/np/systematics/animalpar.htm   (1815 words)

  
 Parallel Worlds
Parasite is the other project by Frédéric Eyl, Gunnar Green and Richard The I saw at the UDK open day.
Part of the Moving Canvas series, Parasite investigates the visual and symbolical importance of trains in an urban context and...
Part of the Moving Canvas series, Parasite investigates the visual and symbolical importance of trains in an urban context and the possibility of exploiting them as brief communicative moments.
www.we-make-money-not-art.com /archives/006856.php   (473 words)

  
 Intestinal Parasite Cleanse
Whether diagnosed or not, parasites often are the underlying cause of a number of health problems including diarrhea, gastrointestinal upset, vaginal irritation, joint and muscle aches, brain or nervous system damage, immune dysfunction, and chronic fatigue.*
According to Dr. Theodore Nash at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, “Parasitic infections are a major cause of illness in North America.
The incidence of parasitic diseases is not only skyrocketing because of increases in international travel and immigration, but also because of greater contamination of the water and food supply, wide-spread use of day-care centers that help spread microbes, household pets, the overuse of chemicals and prescription antibiotics.*
www.herbalcaredirect.com /AntiPara.html   (922 words)

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