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Parasite found in CAT POO 'could play key role in fight against killer ovarian cancer'

Mirror.co.uk - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Cat poo could play an unexpected role in the fight to cure ovarian cancer, a study has found. A parasite found in the pet faeces could be the next weapon used on tumours.

International team describes step-by-step progress in battling toxoplasmosis University of Chicago Medical Center

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
This chronic, currently incurable infection, caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, infects the brain and eye of as many as 2 billion people worldwide.

Battling toxoplasmosis: International team describes step-by-step progress

Science Daily - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
They also offer insights into the biology of T. gondii, suggest critical molecular targets for new medicines, and offer renewed hope for the speedy development of much-needed curative medicines for those with toxoplasmosis--and potentially malaria.

Scientists detail best method to treat toxoplasmosis

UPI.com - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
In the study, researchers identified an experimental model of the toxoplasmosis-causing bacteria called EGS, which is similar to dormant cystic parasites living in human brain cells.

Feline Good Mind-controlling cat poo bug 'makes tumours shrink and could hold cure to cancer'

The Sun - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Toxoplasma gondii is commonly found in cats' droppings and can also be picked up by eating undercooked meat. The parasite can cause miscarriage or stillbirth in pregnant women - and even blindness in some people.

Could a parasite found in CAT POO be used to fight ovarian cancer tumours?

Express.co.uk - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In the new study by Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire, scientists built upon previous discoveries that a safe, non-reproducing vaccine strain of T. gondii could cure mice of several types of solid tumours. It also ...

Findings offer renewed hope for speedy development curative medicines for people with toxoplasmosis

News-Medical.net - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
They also offer insights into the biology of T. gondii, suggest critical molecular targets for new medicines, and offer renewed hope for the speedy development of much-needed curative medicines for those with toxoplasmosis--and potentially malaria.

International Team Describes Progress in Battling Toxoplasmosis

Infection Control Today - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
They also offer insights into the biology of T. gondii, suggest critical molecular targets for new medicines, and offer renewed hope for the speedy development of much-needed curative medicines for those with toxoplasmosis--and potentially malaria.

Amazing abilities of animals

New Delhi Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
... they would probably come in the form of bacteria. Are human beings the dominant life forms of the Earth or are bacteria? Each species has its own incredible abilities, but the terrifying “thought control” talents of the Toxoplasma gondii protozoa ...
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1st baby with Zika-related defect born in NYC, officials say

Newsday - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Outside of Zika, Rabin said, other infectious agents, such as the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, can cause brain malformations.

Blader Continuing Study of Seizures Caused by Parasitic Infections

UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences News - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Ira J. Blader, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is using new grant funding to build on prior research aiming to identify how the infection-causing parasite Toxoplasma gondii triggers seizures and other neurological complications in AIDS ...

From Acinetobacter to Zika: Finding Balance Between Domestic and Foreign Pathogens

Infection Control Today - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
... B (SEB); Typhus fever (Rickettsia prowazekii); food- and waterborne pathogens such as diarrheagenic E.coli, pathogenic Vibrios, Shigella species, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Campylobacter jejuni, hepatitis A, Giardia lamblia, Toxoplasma ...

Researchers ask the public to report river otter sightings

Journal of the San Juan Islands - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
A 2007 study found that a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most common disease agents known to infect river otters in the Northwest.

Toxoplasmosi, come evitarla senza rinunciare al gatto

La Stampa - ‎3 hours ago‎
In caso di positività - ovvero di precedente esposizione al patogeno - la donna viene infatti considerata protetta, per la presenza di anticorpi diretti contro il Toxoplasma Gondii. In caso contrario, alla gestante si richiedono altri due controlli nel ...

Programmable RNA Vaccines Work Against Ebola, Influenza and A Common Parasite

Trendintech (press release) - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The results of the tests carried out in mice showed that the vaccines were successful in treating Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and Toxoplasma gondii ( a parasite that causes malaria ) . This is a medical breakthrough for the team at MIT as the risk of the ...

Hai un gatto? Occhio, potresti diventare... pazzo

Adnkronos - ‎4 hours ago‎
Secondo lo studio, riportato dal Time, i nostri amici felini possono infatti portare un parassita chiamato Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) che può essere trasmesso agli esseri umani. Coloro che hanno il sistema immunitario debole potrebbero sviluppare la ...

गर्भाशय के कैंसर से लड़ने में मददगार होगा, बिल्ली का मल

दैनिक जागरण - ‎18 hours ago‎
Toxoplasma gondii नाम का यह परजीवी बिल्ली के मल और गंदे मीट में पाया जाता है। अनुमान है कि एक एक तिहाई ब्रिटिश नागरिक टोक्सोप्लासमोसिस से अपनी जिंदगी में कभी न कभी प्रभावित जरूरत होते हैं।

寄生虫:癌症治疗的新希望?

生物通 - ‎11 hours ago‎
最近,有科学家发现,寄生虫——刚地弓形虫(Toxoplasma gondii)分泌的特定蛋白质,可激发小鼠的免疫系统来攻击已发展起来的卵巢肿瘤,或许可在未来的癌症治疗中大显身手。这项研究是由达特茅斯盖瑟医学院(Geisel ...

Mascotas, en la salud y en la enfermedad

La Prensa Libre Costa Rica - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Otra enfermedad ligada a las mascotas, en este caso a los gatos, es la toxoplasmosis. Está causada por un parásito denominado toxoplasma gondii que llega al gato cuando este come carne cruda o pequeños animales infectados y que pasa a las heces del ...

Mascotas: Se debe evitar que entren a las casas

Ensenada.net - ‎13 hours ago‎
Precisó que las heces o secreciones de gato son portadoras de parásitos Toxoplasma gondii, causantes de la enfermedad toxoplasmosis que afecta preferentemente a músculos, cerebro y corazón; afectando principalmente a recién nacidos y ancianos; ...
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