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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.
Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Study shows how gut microbiota may play role in effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Research finding could set stage for potential development of new antimicrobial drugs

Parasite's biological clock could help improve treatments for deadly sleeping sickness

Parasite's biological clock could help improve treatments for deadly sleeping sickness

Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan

Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan

Discovery of link between RNA quality control and longevity may shed light on mechanisms behind aging

Discovery of link between RNA quality control and longevity may shed light on mechanisms behind aging

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying aging

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying aging

Defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins may be linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins may be linked to neurodegenerative diseases

TSRI biologists identify brain hormone that selectively stimulates fat metabolism

TSRI biologists identify brain hormone that selectively stimulates fat metabolism

Study reveals mechanism for illness-induced sleepiness in humans and animals

Study reveals mechanism for illness-induced sleepiness in humans and animals

C elegans could be powerful model for understanding how nervous systems produce behaviors

C elegans could be powerful model for understanding how nervous systems produce behaviors

Study shines new light on genetic makeup of river blindness parasite

Study shines new light on genetic makeup of river blindness parasite

Discovery of novel protein could lead to potential new treatments for age-related retinal disease

Discovery of novel protein could lead to potential new treatments for age-related retinal disease

UGA researchers find new way to improve cancer-killing power of chemotherapy

UGA researchers find new way to improve cancer-killing power of chemotherapy

Substance NAD+ can extend life and postpone onset of aging processes

Substance NAD+ can extend life and postpone onset of aging processes

Gut may play key role in preventing Parkinson's disease

Gut may play key role in preventing Parkinson's disease

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

Male signals trigger female animals for reproduction but with harmful effects

MGH investigators discover key molecules essential for sensing proteasome dysfunction

MGH investigators discover key molecules essential for sensing proteasome dysfunction