Infected Snail

This confocal microscope image shows a small snail, removed from its shell, which is infected with schistosome parasites. The snail plays a key role in the life cycle of the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease that sickens hundreds of millions of people. The Phillip Newmark lab at the Morgridge Institute is seeking new avenues to fight the disease.
Image/Bo Wang, Stanford University

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