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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.
Fundamental insight about protein evolution

Fundamental insight about protein evolution

Previously unknown family of plague virulence factors identified

Previously unknown family of plague virulence factors identified

C. elegans has similar virus-fighting mechanism as humans and can be used in research

C. elegans has similar virus-fighting mechanism as humans and can be used in research

Defect in the mechanics of motors that build tiny cellular hairs is the basis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Defect in the mechanics of motors that build tiny cellular hairs is the basis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Immune system discovery could help in the treatment of bowel cancer

Immune system discovery could help in the treatment of bowel cancer

Study of glial cells in the roundworm C. elegans may provide insight into a variety of human brain diseases

Study of glial cells in the roundworm C. elegans may provide insight into a variety of human brain diseases

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Research tool for turning off genes may eventually have therapeutic application

Research tool for turning off genes may eventually have therapeutic application

Programmed cell death may provide clues to cancer and autoimmune diseases therapies

Programmed cell death may provide clues to cancer and autoimmune diseases therapies

New primate-specific gene family that spans about 10% of human chromosome 2

New primate-specific gene family that spans about 10% of human chromosome 2

Anti-seizure drugs slow aging in roundworms

Anti-seizure drugs slow aging in roundworms

Ubiquitination protects against improper Notch signaling

Ubiquitination protects against improper Notch signaling

Gene that affects alcohol sensitivity

Gene that affects alcohol sensitivity

Researchers identify new genes that control the formation of cilia found throughout the human body

Researchers identify new genes that control the formation of cilia found throughout the human body

Research uncovers critical pieces of human genome

Research uncovers critical pieces of human genome

Researchers turn off individual human genes to study their function

Researchers turn off individual human genes to study their function