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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.
UTA biology professor awarded NIH grant for new super-resolution microscope

UTA biology professor awarded NIH grant for new super-resolution microscope

Diabetes drug promotes longevity by stimulating the body's production of ether lipids

Diabetes drug promotes longevity by stimulating the body's production of ether lipids

Researchers pioneer a new method for fast miRNA amplification and detection

Researchers pioneer a new method for fast miRNA amplification and detection

New finding in roundworms upends classical thinking about animal cell differentiation

New finding in roundworms upends classical thinking about animal cell differentiation

Significance of mathematical modeling in understanding complex biological processes

Significance of mathematical modeling in understanding complex biological processes

An approach to review SARS-CoV-2 and Strongyloides stercoralis coinfections

An approach to review SARS-CoV-2 and Strongyloides stercoralis coinfections

Study: FER1L5 protein essential for sperm to undergo acrosome reaction and male fertility

Study: FER1L5 protein essential for sperm to undergo acrosome reaction and male fertility

Hypertension drug can extend lifespan and slow aging

Hypertension drug can extend lifespan and slow aging

Novel experimental approach slows physical decline and extends the lives of roundworms

Novel experimental approach slows physical decline and extends the lives of roundworms

Deep learning software helps to identify miniscule bacteria in microscopy images

Deep learning software helps to identify miniscule bacteria in microscopy images

Scientists reveal the architecture of the inner ear responsible for hearing

Scientists reveal the architecture of the inner ear responsible for hearing

Roundworms shed light on vision loss in a rare human genetic disorder

Roundworms shed light on vision loss in a rare human genetic disorder

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