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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.
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

UCLA study suggests lower BPS doses damage woman's egg cells

UCLA study suggests lower BPS doses damage woman's egg cells

Researchers uncover new preventative way to battle against Ascaris roundworm infection

Researchers uncover new preventative way to battle against Ascaris roundworm infection

People with filariasis show two to three-fold increased risk for HIV

People with filariasis show two to three-fold increased risk for HIV

Study shows how dietary restriction impacts autophagy in intestine to increase lifespan

Study shows how dietary restriction impacts autophagy in intestine to increase lifespan

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseases

Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseases

Researchers explore why women have ubiquitous survival advantage than men

Researchers explore why women have ubiquitous survival advantage than men

Smell or taste of food can shorten lifespan by affecting sensory neurons

Smell or taste of food can shorten lifespan by affecting sensory neurons

Glial cells can modulate specific nerve endings in the brain, find Rockefeller scientists

Glial cells can modulate specific nerve endings in the brain, find Rockefeller scientists

GHIT Fund invests in two innovative malaria eradication tools

GHIT Fund invests in two innovative malaria eradication tools

Study uncovers role of small RNAs in fine-tuning egg development

Study uncovers role of small RNAs in fine-tuning egg development

Researchers link AFD activity to sensory responses and behavior

Researchers link AFD activity to sensory responses and behavior

Role of dietary restriction in lifespan extension

Role of dietary restriction in lifespan extension

Real maple syrup shows promise in protecting brain health

Real maple syrup shows promise in protecting brain health

Animal study shows link between oxygen-sensing neurons and fat-burning circuit

Animal study shows link between oxygen-sensing neurons and fat-burning circuit

Genes vital for age-related cognitive declines in memory identified in adult worm neurons

Genes vital for age-related cognitive declines in memory identified in adult worm neurons