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Roundworm infection, or toxocariasis, is a zoonotic disease — a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Dogs and cats are the definitive hosts for the roundworm species that commonly cause human disease.
Biologists discover new genetic pathway for injured nerve regeneration

Biologists discover new genetic pathway for injured nerve regeneration

Sleeping sickness actually caused by acceleration of biological clocks

Sleeping sickness actually caused by acceleration of biological clocks

UT Southwestern researchers identify potential approach to suppress lethal parasitic infections

UT Southwestern researchers identify potential approach to suppress lethal parasitic infections

Scientists one step closer to solving puzzle of how nerves can self-heal

Scientists one step closer to solving puzzle of how nerves can self-heal

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

Study elucidates how aerobic exercise protects the sick heart

Scientists map learning and memory center of fruit fly larva brain

Scientists map learning and memory center of fruit fly larva brain

Hidden parasite: Raccoon roundworms may infect people more than previously assumed

Hidden parasite: Raccoon roundworms may infect people more than previously assumed

Tumorigenesis may be induced from neighboring tissues, study suggests

Tumorigenesis may be induced from neighboring tissues, study suggests

Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Parasite's biological clock could help improve treatments for deadly sleeping sickness

Parasite's biological clock could help improve treatments for deadly sleeping sickness

Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan

Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan

Discovery of link between RNA quality control and longevity may shed light on mechanisms behind aging

Discovery of link between RNA quality control and longevity may shed light on mechanisms behind aging

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying aging

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying aging

Defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins may be linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins may be linked to neurodegenerative diseases

TSRI biologists identify brain hormone that selectively stimulates fat metabolism

TSRI biologists identify brain hormone that selectively stimulates fat metabolism

Study reveals mechanism for illness-induced sleepiness in humans and animals

Study reveals mechanism for illness-induced sleepiness in humans and animals

C elegans could be powerful model for understanding how nervous systems produce behaviors

C elegans could be powerful model for understanding how nervous systems produce behaviors