A new study suggested that the parasite called "Toxoplasma gondii," which duplicates in cats and most frequently spreads through humans by means of raw meat, may increase the danger of having brain cancer in humans.
Mistletoe is 'is less romantic' and it is a kind of parasite. Its leaves yield sugars by photosynthesis rather than roots, and its structures pierce the host tree's essential tissues to suck out water and nutrients.
The parasite Toxoplasma gondii has previously been associated with a congenital condition affecting those with weak immune systems. A new study reveals that the parasite is associated with many more neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and schizophrenia.
An invasive species of blood-sucking parasites on mud shrimps have been discovered in the waters surrounding Calvert Island, British Columbia, in Canada, marking the northernmost recorded presence of the parasite on the West Coast and suggests its expansion without human-based transport methods.
A biologist has discovered a new species of fungi by browsing through her Twitter feed. The new species was named after the social networking service. Click the link above to find out more about how social media helps scientists with their scientific discoveries and studies.