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2010-04-06 11:54:17

An international team led by researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) has analyzed seroprevalence (antibodies to a disease) of Toxoplasma Gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in many species, including humans.

2009-04-16 07:53:03

The Hong Kong flu pandemic was responsible for more than 700,000 deaths worldwide in the late 1960s, with major disease outbreaks in Europe in the winter of 1969-1970.

2009-04-14 15:31:02

In what's described as a genetic leap, U.S. researchers have discovered how to destroy a key DNA pathway in a widespread human parasite. Dartmouth Medical School scientists said their findings could help fast track vaccine and drug development to prevent or mitigate serious global diseases.

2009-04-14 08:08:52

In a genetic leap that could help fast track vaccine and drug development to prevent or tame serious global diseases, DMS researchers have discovered how to destroy a key DNA pathway in a wily and widespread human parasite.

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.

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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...

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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.


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