Common cat-borne parasite implicated in epilepsy, cancers and brain diseases

Nearly one out of every three humans on earth has a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the Sept. 13 issue of Scientific Reports, researchers from multiple institutions describe efforts to learn how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases as well as some cancers.

Common cat-borne parasite implicated in epilepsy, cancers and brain diseases

The Toxoplasma gondii parasite may be connected to a wide variety of human diseases, according to a new microRNA analysis. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases

More than 2 billion people - nearly one out of every three humans on earth, including about 60 million people in the United States - have a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases, Wed 13 Sep 17 from ScienceDaily

Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases, Wed 13 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

New Research Shows Link between Cat Parasites and Brain Diseases

A common parasite found in cats might be a bit more dangerous than we thought. The bug, known as Toxoplasma gondii, can be transmitted from cats to humans via feces. In other creatures, […] The ...

Mon 18 Sep 17 from Geek.com

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