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Science/Nature | Extinction Threat to Wild Salmon
Science & Tech  (tags: fish, wild salmon, extinction, bears, parasites )

Sharon
- 3813 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Wild salmon on Canada's west coast are being driven to extinction by parasites from nearby fish farms.Sea lice from farms are known to infect wild salmon,the probability of extinction is 100% and the only question is how long it is going to take.
'Golden Bullet' Shows Promise for Killing Common Parasite
Science & Tech  (tags: gold nanoparticles, parasites, toxoplasmosis, Toxoplasma gondii, science )

Eduardo
- 3822 days ago - nanowerk.com
Researchers developed a new type of gold nanoparticle that destroys the parasite responsible for toxoplasmosis, a potentially serious disease acquired by handling the feces of infected cats or eating undercooked meat.
Parasites: Beat Them or Join Them?
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, parasites, immune system, rodents, infection, malaria )

Eduardo
- 3855 days ago - sciencenow.sciencemag.org
When a parasite, virus, or other pathogen attacks, animals typically fight back with their immune system. But a new study of rodents infected with malaria shows that animals have another option: They can evolve to live with their invaders.
   

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