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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.
Male pheromones may be the fountain of youth for aging females' eggs

Male pheromones may be the fountain of youth for aging females' eggs

Molecular pathway allows cells to sense when their lipid supplies become depleted

Molecular pathway allows cells to sense when their lipid supplies become depleted

Genetic variations in critical mitochondrial enzyme play a role in age-related mobility changes

Genetic variations in critical mitochondrial enzyme play a role in age-related mobility changes

Rutgers researchers use roundworms to unravel how cells communicate with one another

Rutgers researchers use roundworms to unravel how cells communicate with one another

Novel device uses tiny worms to detect lung cancer cells

Novel device uses tiny worms to detect lung cancer cells

Advanced gene therapy may prevent severe loss of muscle mass in elderly people

Advanced gene therapy may prevent severe loss of muscle mass in elderly people

Exposure to parasitic roundworm linked with lower lung-function and asthma in younger men

Exposure to parasitic roundworm linked with lower lung-function and asthma in younger men

Researchers receive NIH grants to develop new treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Researchers receive NIH grants to develop new treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Genome sequencing efforts overlook huge swathes of diversity and opportunity, researchers warn

Genome sequencing efforts overlook huge swathes of diversity and opportunity, researchers warn

Researchers discover crucial role of glial cells in maintaining healthy gut immunity

Researchers discover crucial role of glial cells in maintaining healthy gut immunity

Mothers pass on the legacy of stress exposure to future generations

Mothers pass on the legacy of stress exposure to future generations

Researchers discover unique self-destructive process in aging nematode worms

Researchers discover unique self-destructive process in aging nematode worms

Drug accumulation alters gut bacterial metabolism and composition

Drug accumulation alters gut bacterial metabolism and composition

Study uncovers new mechanism for memory transfer between individual roundworms

Study uncovers new mechanism for memory transfer between individual roundworms

Simple roundworm may hold the key to understanding cell death processes

Simple roundworm may hold the key to understanding cell death processes

Anti-parasitic drug prevents pancreatic cancer's initiation, progression and metastasis in mice

Anti-parasitic drug prevents pancreatic cancer's initiation, progression and metastasis in mice

Precise manipulation of folate metabolism may pave way to broadly improve health during aging

Precise manipulation of folate metabolism may pave way to broadly improve health during aging

Researchers identify new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration

Researchers identify new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration

Rising cost of antiparasitic drugs in U.S increases patient costs, may reduce quality of care

Rising cost of antiparasitic drugs in U.S increases patient costs, may reduce quality of care

Research shows intestinal parasite infestations reduce COVID-19 severity

Research shows intestinal parasite infestations reduce COVID-19 severity