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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.
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

Researchers produce extremely accurate and detailed images of "toxic injections"

Researchers produce extremely accurate and detailed images of "toxic injections"

Researchers develop new model for isolating effects of nutrients on gene expression, physiology

Researchers develop new model for isolating effects of nutrients on gene expression, physiology

Albert Einstein College professor receives AAAS 2013 Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Albert Einstein College professor receives AAAS 2013 Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Male roundworms shorten the lifespan of females, say Stanford researchers

Male roundworms shorten the lifespan of females, say Stanford researchers

Vitamin pills can do more harm than good

Vitamin pills can do more harm than good

Researchers identify gene that orchestrates important branching of nerve fibers

Researchers identify gene that orchestrates important branching of nerve fibers

Biologists discover quality check system for neurons

Biologists discover quality check system for neurons

Researchers uncover evidence that Richard III had roundworm infection

Researchers uncover evidence that Richard III had roundworm infection

Research may shed light on what causes people to suffer from life-threatening anxiety disorders

Research may shed light on what causes people to suffer from life-threatening anxiety disorders

Researchers discover an important mechanism that regulates proteasome activity

Researchers discover an important mechanism that regulates proteasome activity

Research findings shed light on how neurons translate sensory input into actions

Research findings shed light on how neurons translate sensory input into actions

New research shows how metabolism and physiology are connected to diet

New research shows how metabolism and physiology are connected to diet

Cell phone microscope can detect intestinal worm infections in children

Cell phone microscope can detect intestinal worm infections in children

Princeton metabolic model can predict how parasites would fare in altered climates

Princeton metabolic model can predict how parasites would fare in altered climates

Germ cell removal may promote longevity

Germ cell removal may promote longevity

Arthrobotrys oligospora produces nanoparticles that could kill tumors

Arthrobotrys oligospora produces nanoparticles that could kill tumors

New way to protect neurons that express mutant huntingtin proteins

New way to protect neurons that express mutant huntingtin proteins