Great, the effects of toxoplasma are harder to fix than we thought

Toxoplasma gondii is a brain parasite that makes mice lose their instinctive fear of cats and may lead to schizophrenia in humans. Scientists think that the parasite works by inflaming the brain or by creating cysts. But it now appears that Toxoplasma is doing something far more insidious — and permanent — to the… »9/18/13 5:00pm9/18/13 5:00pm


More Evidence that a Common Cat Parasite Could Increase Your Risk of Suicide

Toxoplasmosis, a common parasitic disease that's transmitted through unwashed vegetables and cat feces, has long been suspected of altering human behavior. Though controversial, some scientists have speculated that there's a correlation between the parasite and such things as schizophrenia and suicide. But now… »7/03/12 1:40pm7/03/12 1:40pm