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Toxoplasma Gondii

Common Parasite Has Bizarre Effect On Rodents' Brains

natureheader | Eliot Barford | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

A parasite that infects up to one-third of people around the world may have the ability to permanently alter a specific brain function in mice, accord...

Cat Poop Home To Life-Threatening Parasites

Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel They may have been worshiped as gods in ancient Egypt, but in today's modern world, cats, and more specifically their poop, may ju...

Kitty Won't Give You Killer Disease, Scientists Say

Posted 08.22.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/21/2012 07:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Cat owners are no more likely than people withou...

Creepy Brain Parasite Linked To Suicide

Posted 07.06.2012 | Science

By Christie Wilcox | July 4, 2012 We human beings are very attached to our brains. We’re proud of them – of their size and their complexity....

Organic Meat May Have Higher Parasite Risk

Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Organic meat may be more likely to carry the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, according to new research. Scientists with the Centers for Disease Control...