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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.
Learned avoidance behavior can be inherited for multiple generations, say Princeton researchers

Learned avoidance behavior can be inherited for multiple generations, say Princeton researchers

International research collaboration uses FDA-approved drugs to slow aging in nematodes

International research collaboration uses FDA-approved drugs to slow aging in nematodes

Researchers identify new anti-aging compounds among FDA-approved drugs

Researchers identify new anti-aging compounds among FDA-approved drugs

Research on repetitive worm behavior may shed light on repetition in humans

Research on repetitive worm behavior may shed light on repetition in humans

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Researchers describe neural mechanisms responsible for local search in hungry worms

Researchers describe neural mechanisms responsible for local search in hungry worms

Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis

Scientists demonstrate influence of food odors on proteostasis

Nine early career scientists named 2019 recipients of the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Nine early career scientists named 2019 recipients of the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Researchers identify genes that drive male-female brain differences, trigger initiation of puberty

Researchers identify genes that drive male-female brain differences, trigger initiation of puberty

Researchers discover protein involved in nematode stress response

Researchers discover protein involved in nematode stress response

Researchers identify promising new therapeutic target for Parkinson’s

Researchers identify promising new therapeutic target for Parkinson’s

Researchers demonstrate epigenetic memory transmission via sperm

Researchers demonstrate epigenetic memory transmission via sperm

Researchers identify series of molecules involved in regeneration of damaged nerves

Researchers identify series of molecules involved in regeneration of damaged nerves

Study findings shed light on fundamental feature of nerve repair

Study findings shed light on fundamental feature of nerve repair

Research uncovers unexpected upside of E. coli

Research uncovers unexpected upside of E. coli

Research identifies cell signaling pathways related to endocannabinoid system in worms

Research identifies cell signaling pathways related to endocannabinoid system in worms

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