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Toxoplasmosis is considered to be the third leading cause of death attributed to foodborne illness in the United States. More than 60 million men, women, and children in the U.S. carry the Toxoplasma parasite, but very few have symptoms because the immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. However, women newly infected with Toxoplasma during pregnancy and anyone with a compromised immune system should be aware that toxoplasmosis can have severe consequences for them.
Discovery opens new pathways for treatment of toxoplasmosis and malaria

Discovery opens new pathways for treatment of toxoplasmosis and malaria

Atorvastatin drug plus zoledronic acid may help treat toxoplasmosis

Atorvastatin drug plus zoledronic acid may help treat toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasma infection makes mice fearless

Toxoplasma infection makes mice fearless

Research sheds light on malaria-related parasite's transition from acute to chronic stage

Research sheds light on malaria-related parasite's transition from acute to chronic stage

Combination of two environmental factors contributes to schizophrenia

Combination of two environmental factors contributes to schizophrenia

Stem cell line could also advance research into liver cancers, cystic fibrosis

Stem cell line could also advance research into liver cancers, cystic fibrosis

Researchers identify signaling pathway used by malarial parasites to destroy host cells

Researchers identify signaling pathway used by malarial parasites to destroy host cells

Boston College professor to research into new drugs that can prevent onset of toxoplasmosis

Boston College professor to research into new drugs that can prevent onset of toxoplasmosis

Study demonstrates how parasites enter the brain to influence its host

Study demonstrates how parasites enter the brain to influence its host

Toxoplasmosis linked to greater schizophrenia severity

Toxoplasmosis linked to greater schizophrenia severity

CUMC researchers develop first true mouse model of typhoid infection

CUMC researchers develop first true mouse model of typhoid infection

Antisense therapy shows promise in treating toxoplasmosis

Antisense therapy shows promise in treating toxoplasmosis

Health system changes move forward

Health system changes move forward

Scientists identify which T. gondii strains are linked with severe illness in U.S. infants

Scientists identify which T. gondii strains are linked with severe illness in U.S. infants

Toxoplasma gondii directly affects production of dopamine in brain

Toxoplasma gondii directly affects production of dopamine in brain

Researchers characterise protein complex linked to malaria and toxoplasmosis

Researchers characterise protein complex linked to malaria and toxoplasmosis

VIDAS TOXO IgG Avidity assay to test for recent Toxoplasma gondii infection receives FDA clearance

VIDAS TOXO IgG Avidity assay to test for recent Toxoplasma gondii infection receives FDA clearance

Recent releases in Global Health

Recent releases in Global Health

Study: Pseudokinases can play a crucial role in pathogen-based disease

Study: Pseudokinases can play a crucial role in pathogen-based disease

New findings help explain why toxoplasmosis causes serious disease

New findings help explain why toxoplasmosis causes serious disease