Latest Toxoplasma gondii Stories

2009-04-05 07:27:50

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that parasites hijack host-cell proteins to ensure their survival and proliferation, suggesting new ways to control the diseases they cause.

2009-03-19 11:47:42

Scientists in the UK have reported the first evidence that links schizophrenia to toxoplasma parasites.

2009-03-17 04:00:00

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.

2009-03-13 21:18:10

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...

2009-03-11 14:45:10

Scientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.

2009-01-29 09:00:45

For the first time, a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have imaged in real time the body’s immune response to a parasitic infection in the brain.

2009-01-20 13:17:57

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2009-01-20 11:09:34

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.

2008-10-09 03:00:19

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.

2008-06-02 14:45:00

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.

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