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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.
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

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