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Roundworm infection, or toxocariasis, is a zoonotic disease — a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Dogs and cats are the definitive hosts for the roundworm species that commonly cause human disease.
Unraveling sex determination in Bursaphelenchus nematodes: A path towards pest-control

Unraveling sex determination in Bursaphelenchus nematodes: A path towards pest-control

Research may lead to new therapies for metabolic disorders and other diseases

Research may lead to new therapies for metabolic disorders and other diseases

Genetic variations in key mitochondrial enzyme associated with age-related mobility changes

Genetic variations in key mitochondrial enzyme associated with age-related mobility changes

Researchers identify a sound-sensitive mammalian protein

Researchers identify a sound-sensitive mammalian protein

Regulating the activity of a protein enhances health span, says research

Regulating the activity of a protein enhances health span, says research

Enteric glial cells play a major role in gut immunity, says new study

Enteric glial cells play a major role in gut immunity, says new study

Researchers discover the role of a retrotransposon in horizontal memory transfer in roundworms

Researchers discover the role of a retrotransposon in horizontal memory transfer in roundworms

Researchers discover new genes and functionalities in bovine genome

Researchers discover new genes and functionalities in bovine genome

Scientists find master switch that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

Scientists find master switch that adjusts gene activity to match nutrient levels in roundworms

Study sheds light on the evolution of cheating and cooperative behaviors within different organisms

Study sheds light on the evolution of cheating and cooperative behaviors within different organisms

A genetic switch in brain cells can toggle between sex-specific states when necessary

A genetic switch in brain cells can toggle between sex-specific states when necessary

New study can help develop longevity-promoting drugs

New study can help develop longevity-promoting drugs

A fine balance between maintaining immunity and longevity

A fine balance between maintaining immunity and longevity

USC scientists may have found a path to extend human life

USC scientists may have found a path to extend human life

New mechanism that regulates balance between plant growth and defense revealed

New mechanism that regulates balance between plant growth and defense revealed

Subcellular chatter plays key role in regulating longevity

Subcellular chatter plays key role in regulating longevity