New therapeutic angle for #schistosomiasis inspired by rotifers that live on the intermediate host (snail) of the human parasite schistosome. shows rotifers produce a factor that paralyzes the schistosome's infectious larvae #PLOSBiology
I love this sentence: "Commensal rotifers living on the intermediate host (snail) of a human parasite (schistosome) produce a factor that paralyzes the schistosome's infective larvae and prevents them from infecting a mammalian definitive host (mouse)."