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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.
Oregon biologists reveal molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm

Oregon biologists reveal molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

Researchers demonstrate the utility of AI in identifying neural degeneration

Researchers demonstrate the utility of AI in identifying neural degeneration

TRA-1 gene determines the sex of roundworms

TRA-1 gene determines the sex of roundworms

Study offers new possibilities for developing anti-aging drugs

Study offers new possibilities for developing anti-aging drugs

USC scientists may have found a path toward increasing human lifespan

USC scientists may have found a path toward increasing human lifespan

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

A new treatment option for activating cellular defenses against neurodegenerative disease

A new treatment option for activating cellular defenses against neurodegenerative disease

KU Leuven study uncovers how signaling molecule plays key role in learning process

KU Leuven study uncovers how signaling molecule plays key role in learning process

Active ingredient from parasite larvae could help treat asthma

Active ingredient from parasite larvae could help treat asthma

Sushi parasites increased over 280-fold in 40 years

Sushi parasites increased over 280-fold in 40 years

Scientists discover new biological mechanism of insulin signaling

Scientists discover new biological mechanism of insulin signaling

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms

MDI Biological Laboratory will use African turquoise killifish model to study aging

MDI Biological Laboratory will use African turquoise killifish model to study aging

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented by gut microbes

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented by gut microbes

Common plasticizer leads to fertility problems in roundworms

Common plasticizer leads to fertility problems in roundworms

One Health approach that targets both humans and animals can reduce costs

One Health approach that targets both humans and animals can reduce costs

Common gout medications can kill elephantiasis-causing parasites

Common gout medications can kill elephantiasis-causing parasites

Study: Toxocara roundworm infection is accompanied by complex molecular signaling cascade

Study: Toxocara roundworm infection is accompanied by complex molecular signaling cascade

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan

Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan