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Parasite Brainwashes Mice to Not Fear Cats
Science & Tech  (tags: parasite, brains, mice, study, science, interesting, effects )

Giana
- 325 days ago - news.discovery.com
A mind-altering parasite causes mice to become permanently fearless around cats, according to a new PLoS ONE study that further suggests this creepy parasite could be present in many human brains.
Carbon Dioxide Could Save Strawberries From Parasitic Mites
Science & Tech  (tags: study, science, parasite, parasitic mites, prevention, chemical based pesticide, CO2, carbon dioxide, agriculture, Japan )

Naoko
- 562 days ago - mainichi.jp
A method of protecting strawberry plantsfrom two-spotted spider mites without chemical-based pesticides might help farmers in Miyagi Prefecture who were devastated by the tsunami on March 11, 2011.
Toxoplasma Gondii Spreads in the Habitat of the Iberian Lynx
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, researchers, studies, habitat, iberian lynx, parasite, environment, discovery )

Simone
- 1602 days ago - sciencedaily.com
An international team led by researchers from the University of Cordoba (UCO) has analysed seroprevalence (antibodies to a disease) of Toxoplasma Gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in many species, including humans. This latest study reveals
Vanishing Honeybee Colonies Continue to Trouble Virginia
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, study, environment, investigation, beekeeper, bees, colonies, colony, disorder, genetic, honeybee, mites, miticide, parasite, populations, Virginia )

J.
- 2354 days ago - vtnews.vt.edu
Blacksburg, Va.- Research info from Virginia Cooperative Extension found that the Israel Acute Paralysis Virus, a pathogen that beekeepers may have imported from outside the U.S., plays a bigger role in [Colony Collapse Disorder] than originally thought.
What's in Your Genes? Ancient Parasites
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA< Cells, Virus, Parasite, Ancient, space, study, research, world, interesting, humans, evolution )

Mari
- 2477 days ago - livescience.com
You may not know it, but you're part virus. At least, some of your genes come from viruses that slipped their DNA into the genes of our primate ancestors millions of years ago.
   

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