Anyway - there are a lot of news stories about this. And for some reason (I am not quite sure why) this has inspired headline writers to get out their pun pens and creative thinking caps. Here are some of the headlines:
- USA Today: Biting amoeba acts a bit like the werewolf of parasites
- Zee News: Amoeba study puts bite on dysentery
- Augusta Free Press Nibbled to death: UVa. discovers new way human cells are killed
And more coming I assume.
Though as far as I can tell none of the stories picked up on a key word play that could have been made. The lead scientist behind the study is named Petri. Someone really should have had "dish" in the title ...