Domestic cats drive spread of Toxoplasma parasite to wildlife

Journal Reference: Amy G. Wilson, Scott Wilson, Niloofar Alavi, David R. Lapen. Human density is associated with the increased prevalence of a generalist zoonotic parasite in mammalian wildlife. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2021; 288 (1961) DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1724 The study — the first to analyze so many wildlife species over a global … Read more

A commonly found parasite could treat certain types of most cancers, say scientists

Journal Reference: Yu-Chao Zhu, Hany M Elsheikha, Jian-Hua Wang, Shuai Fang, Jun-Jun He, Xing-Quan Zhu, Jia Chen. Synergy between Toxoplasma gondii type I ΔGRA17 immunotherapy and PD-L1 checkpoint inhibition triggers the regression of targeted and distal tumors. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 2021; 9 (11): e002970 DOI: 10.1136/jitc-2021-002970 The research, published today in the Journal … Read more