Dissection of Sand Fly Gut

15 Feb 2019
University of Glasgow

Dissection of a Sand Fly Gut

Sand flies transmit the Leishmania parasite which causes the disease Leishmaniasis. A disease that causes painful and disfiguring lesions in the skin and can be fatal if it affects the major organs of the body. Millions are at risk and current treatments can have dangerous side effects. Scientists at the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology are studying the transmission of this parasite to understand its complex lifecycle