Latest Toxoplasma gondii Stories
Scientists in the UK have reported the first evidence that links schizophrenia to toxoplasma parasites.
CHULA VISTA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A study by the Stanley Medical Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University Medical Center links Toxoplasma, a cat-borne parasite, to neurotic behavior in infected men and women.
British scientists say toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. The team from the University of Leeds shows the parasite may play a role in the development of the disorders by affecting the production of dopamine -- the chemical that relays messages in the brain controlling aspects of movement, cognition and behavior. Toxoplasmosis, which is transmitted through cat feces -- and can be found on unwashed vegetables as well as raw or undercooked...
Scientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.
For the first time, a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have imaged in real time the bodyâ€™s immune response to a parasitic infection in the brain.
Sea otters living along the central California coast risk higher exposure to disease-causing parasites as a consequence of the food they eat and where they feed.
By Valenzuela, Stella Cortie, Michael Gold nanoparticles can target and kill the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, opening the way for a new treatment for parasitic infections in humans. Over the ages, people worldwide have revered gold as a precious metal, with its uses being many and varied.
Researchers have discovered what may be a clue to the mystery of why marine mammals around the world are succumbing to a parasite that is typically only associated with cats.
Keep pet cats inside, stop feeding strays, cook meat sufficiently and reconsider the way the veterinary profession and public health agencies think -- and teach -- about the zoonotic pathogen Toxoplasma gondii.