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Can a parasite change how your brain works? 

Evolution does funny things

Over millenia of evolution, each creature figures out a way of spreading and procreating. Viruses take over other cells and make their machinery reproduce the virus. 668 palabras más

Dr. Zubcevik Challenges TBI Standard of Care

Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, attending physician at Harvard Medical School and co-director of Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital,, recently spoke at a weekly meeting of clinicians, which was open to the public at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. 601 palabras más



Who needs a vector when you’re Mister Toxoplasma ?
This obligate intracellular protist is everywhere — resilient oocysts in soil, courtesy of felid faeces, and tissue cysts in almost all type of warm-blooded vertebrate (livestock etc.).  435 palabras más

A Very Little War

We live in turbulent times. I was reminded last night that, even on the smallest scale, Mother Nature produces no peaceable kingdoms. While strolling through my rose garden, I became aware of a kind of seething movement beneath my feet. 755 palabras más


International team describes step-by-step progress in battling toxoplasmosis

In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from toxoplasmosis. 505 palabras más

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Feral cats are an overlooked invasive species

A few weeks ago I wrote about invasive species. Usually we think of plants when we use that term, but several animals fit the definition too. 529 palabras más

What are the neurological effects of Toxoplasmosis?

Question: In my microbiology course, I remember learning about a toxoplasmosis infection and its relation to hunting between cats and mice. I would like to know more about the neurological effects of Toxoplasmosis on cats and mice to understand the relationship between the two animals in the food chain, the human relationship and how toxoplasmosis is transmitted. 358 palabras más

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