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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.
Heartworm medication Ivermectin prevents malaria transmission in Africa

Heartworm medication Ivermectin prevents malaria transmission in Africa

Study: Dyslexia gene controls cilia in brain neurons

Study: Dyslexia gene controls cilia in brain neurons

Research provides new insights into how cilia are assembled on the cell surface

Research provides new insights into how cilia are assembled on the cell surface

DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes offer insight into genome duplications in developing tumors

DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes offer insight into genome duplications in developing tumors

Unanticipated structure at chromosome ends could be key ingredient in biological 'elixir of life'

Unanticipated structure at chromosome ends could be key ingredient in biological 'elixir of life'

Scientists develop new model for neurodegenerative disease

Scientists develop new model for neurodegenerative disease

Study: Roundworm protein can suppress inflammation in patients with sepsis

Study: Roundworm protein can suppress inflammation in patients with sepsis

Scientists demonstrate that environmental lithium uptake promotes longevity

Scientists demonstrate that environmental lithium uptake promotes longevity

Deactivation of CRTC1 protein increases lifespan

Deactivation of CRTC1 protein increases lifespan

Researchers discover how Ras oncogene chooses a signaling pathway

Researchers discover how Ras oncogene chooses a signaling pathway

Slowing engines of mitochondria could extend life

Slowing engines of mitochondria could extend life

Near-complete data sets from fruit fly and roundworm genomes

Near-complete data sets from fruit fly and roundworm genomes

AMPK activates autophagy by activating ATG1 enzyme

AMPK activates autophagy by activating ATG1 enzyme

Catalogs of fruit fly and roundworm's functional genomic elements

Catalogs of fruit fly and roundworm's functional genomic elements

Researchers discover central switch that regulates movement of cancer cells

Researchers discover central switch that regulates movement of cancer cells

Worm eggs may heal ulcerative colitis: Research

Worm eggs may heal ulcerative colitis: Research

NIH to award $64M under Transformative Research Projects program

NIH to award $64M under Transformative Research Projects program

Researchers examine new genes to control mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers examine new genes to control mosquito-borne diseases

Researchers discover unusual property of meiosis may lead to Down syndrome

Researchers discover unusual property of meiosis may lead to Down syndrome

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa

Scientists produce atlas of worm infection prevalence, distribution throughout Africa