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Mice Aren't Scaredy-Cats When Infected By Toxoplasma
2013-09-19 13:05:53

Known to cause spontaneous abortions in pregnant women or death in immune-compromised patients, the Toxoplasma parasite has an even stranger effect in mice – it takes away their fear of cats.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]