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Long-sought Vaccines For Deadly Parasite Closer To Reality According To New Study
2012-12-13 14:18:47

One major cause of illness from food-borne diseases is the parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii).

2012-12-07 16:36:43

A new study demonstrates for the first time how the Toxoplasma gondii parasite enters the brain to influence its host's behavior.

2012-12-06 11:14:31

Parasites are unpleasant lodgers at the best of times, but there is one group of parasites that is particularly pernicious.

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2012-09-04 18:54:17

You may want to start washing your hands after petting fluffy, because new estimates indicate that 350,000 people a year in the United Kingdom become infected with toxoplasmosis.

Some Suicide Attempts May Be Blamed On Parasite
2012-08-17 15:24:09

A parasite may be to blame for some suicide attempts, according to research appearing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

2012-08-13 15:02:34

A targeted approach to treating toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, shows early promise in test-tube and animal studies, where it prevented the parasites from making selected proteins.

Common Parasite Of Cat Litter May Increase Suicide Risk In Women
2012-07-03 09:11:16

What do unwashed vegetables, undercooked meat, and dirty kitty litter all have in common? For one, they are all known to likely harbor a nasty parasite, which in a recent study has been linked as a killer among women who come into contact with the common critter.

2012-05-28 19:20:28

By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement strategy to track down parasites that is similar to strategies that predators such as monkeys, sharks and blue-fin tuna use to hunt their prey.

2012-03-23 13:12:45

Researchers have found the subtle genetic differences that make one parasite far more virulent than its close relative.


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