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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 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

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism that may strongly influence healthy aging

Researchers identify epigenetic mechanism that may strongly influence healthy aging

Water treatment could protect 800 million from Giardia infections

Water treatment could protect 800 million from Giardia infections

Water treatment appears to be most effective at reducing roundworm infections

Water treatment appears to be most effective at reducing roundworm infections

Researchers discover gene linked to healthy aging in worms

Researchers discover gene linked to healthy aging in worms

Study reveals first complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous system

Study reveals first complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous system

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