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2012-01-12 21:53:48

Researchers from Boston College have discovered a protein that plays a pivotal role in the progression of the deadly diseases toxoplasmosis and malaria and shown that its function could be genetically blocked in order to halt the progress of the parasite-borne illnesses, the team reports in the current edition of the journal Science.

2011-10-06 09:09:04

North American babies who acquire toxoplasmosis infections in the womb show much higher rates of brain and eye damage than European infants with the same infection.

2011-09-21 19:08:10

Toxoplasma gondii parasites can invade your bloodstream, break into your brain and prompt behavioral changes from recklessness to neuroticism.

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2011-08-19 15:56:23

Researchers have discovered that male rats infected with the parasite Toxoplasma respond strongly to the odor of cat urine.

2011-08-18 14:41:32

New research shows how a brain parasite can manipulate rodent fear responses for the parasite's own benefit.

2011-06-06 11:00:00

PARIS and EVRY, France, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), the genome engineering specialist, and VitamFero, a biotech company of the Genopole® portfolio developing new vaccines against parasite infections, today announced the signing of a research, development and licensing partnership agreement.

2011-05-19 09:36:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 18, the U.S.

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2011-05-15 09:56:07

A parasite that reproduces only in cats but sickens and kills many other animals has infected wildlife throughout a 1,500-acre natural area in central Illinois.

2011-04-25 14:09:54

The nation’s feral pig population continues to expand, increasing the potential for interaction with humans and domestic swine – and for spreading diseases.

2011-03-14 20:42:33

Providing clues into why the severity of a common parasitic infection can vary greatly from person to person, a new Johns Hopkins study shows that each one of three strains of the cat-borne parasite Toxoplasma gondii sets off a unique reaction in the nerve cells it invades.


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