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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.
Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Scientists turn to C. elegans for new model of peripheral neuropathy

Researchers report new way to map the inner workings of a living cell

Researchers report new way to map the inner workings of a living cell

Mosquito screening found to be useful for tracking recurrence of lymphatic filariasis

Mosquito screening found to be useful for tracking recurrence of lymphatic filariasis

Rockefeller scientists shed new light on the neuroscience of sleep

Rockefeller scientists shed new light on the neuroscience of sleep

Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease

Scientists identify new inherited neurodevelopmental disease

Gut microbes linked to severity of intestinal parasitic worm infections

Gut microbes linked to severity of intestinal parasitic worm infections

Study reveals key function of ALS-linked protein

Study reveals key function of ALS-linked protein

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