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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.
Targeting invasive cells could be a new strategy to treat metastatic cancer, say Stony Brook researchers

Targeting invasive cells could be a new strategy to treat metastatic cancer, say Stony Brook researchers

Immune system linked to death of motor neurons in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Immune system linked to death of motor neurons in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

GBD analysis shows over 95% of global population has health problems

GBD analysis shows over 95% of global population has health problems

Space Aging study may help identify novel genes linked to longevity

Space Aging study may help identify novel genes linked to longevity

Serotonin and TGF-beta pathways link diet to health and ageing

Serotonin and TGF-beta pathways link diet to health and ageing

Study reveals how cell's protein quality control mechanism helps combat neurodegenerative diseases

Study reveals how cell's protein quality control mechanism helps combat neurodegenerative diseases

New analysis of medieval cesspit in Jerusalem provides window into spread of infectious diseases

New analysis of medieval cesspit in Jerusalem provides window into spread of infectious diseases

Study offers new neurological explanation for variability in roundworm's brain activity

Study offers new neurological explanation for variability in roundworm's brain activity

Scientists sequence genetic code of roundworm that causes disease in humans, animals

Scientists sequence genetic code of roundworm that causes disease in humans, animals

Parents can pass silenced genes to offspring through a specific mechanism

Parents can pass silenced genes to offspring through a specific mechanism

New study identifies three genes that enable glioblastoma to recur, progress after radiation therapy

New study identifies three genes that enable glioblastoma to recur, progress after radiation therapy

TSRI study examines body’s own response against chronic protein misfolding

TSRI study examines body’s own response against chronic protein misfolding

Scientists uncover small set of genes critical in aging and neurodegenerative disease

Scientists uncover small set of genes critical in aging and neurodegenerative disease

Researchers hope to find new ways to combat age-related diseases

Researchers hope to find new ways to combat age-related diseases

Flow through pain-sensing molecule helps worms adapt to pain

Flow through pain-sensing molecule helps worms adapt to pain

Metformin drug slows ageing and increases lifespan

Metformin drug slows ageing and increases lifespan

McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity

McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity

Researchers develop novel assay to identify genes controlling pharynx regeneration in flatworms

Researchers develop novel assay to identify genes controlling pharynx regeneration in flatworms

Researchers demonstrate accurate identification of amino acids

Researchers demonstrate accurate identification of amino acids

UMass Medical School students win 2014 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award

UMass Medical School students win 2014 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award