Tag archive for ‘toxoplasma gondii’
By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

‘Litter-box’ parasite used to treat cancer in mice: Dartmouth researchers

From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. Dartmouth researchers’ mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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UN ranks ‘Top 10’ food borne parasites with release of new guidelines

1 July 2014, Rome – A “Top Ten” list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released today, and new guidelines are being developed to control them. The parasites More...

By Robert On Friday, May 9th, 2014

CDC targets five Neglected Parasitic Infections in the US

When you think of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), you think of diseases occurring in poor and developing countries. NTDs perpetuate a cycle of poverty that continues from generation to generation. Kissing bug More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Kitty litter linked to an increase in female suicides

A small subset of suicide attempts may be linked to an infection that starts in the litter box.  A new study suggests an association between Toxoplasma gondiiand suicide attempts among women. Interesting finding, More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Organic meat and the risk of toxoplasmosis

Undercooked, organic meats carry an increased risk of the protozoan parasite,  Toxoplasma gondii , according to researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the USDA’s Animal More...

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