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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.
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

Researchers discover protein that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

Researchers discover protein that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

Invasive alien species threaten biological diversity, shows study

Invasive alien species threaten biological diversity, shows study

Study reveals key role of IL-33 signaling molecule in parasite infections, other health conditions

Study reveals key role of IL-33 signaling molecule in parasite infections, other health conditions

Oregon biologists reveal molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm

Oregon biologists reveal molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

Researchers demonstrate the utility of AI in identifying neural degeneration

Researchers demonstrate the utility of AI in identifying neural degeneration

TRA-1 gene determines the sex of roundworms

TRA-1 gene determines the sex of roundworms

Study offers new possibilities for developing anti-aging drugs

Study offers new possibilities for developing anti-aging drugs

USC scientists may have found a path toward increasing human lifespan

USC scientists may have found a path toward increasing human lifespan

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

Diet and gut microbiome affect outcomes of chemotherapy

A new treatment option for activating cellular defenses against neurodegenerative disease

A new treatment option for activating cellular defenses against neurodegenerative disease

KU Leuven study uncovers how signaling molecule plays key role in learning process

KU Leuven study uncovers how signaling molecule plays key role in learning process

Active ingredient from parasite larvae could help treat asthma

Active ingredient from parasite larvae could help treat asthma

Sushi parasites increased over 280-fold in 40 years

Sushi parasites increased over 280-fold in 40 years

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