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Parasites can dictate host behavior

Research led by Nanyang Technological University’s Dr Ajai Vyas and team shows that the parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, can dictate its hosts behavior. This parasite normally resides in cysts within the rat brain and causes the rat to become fearless, by altering their response to cat smells. 131 more words

Research

Bob the Parasite 

I went to South America for a missions trip, and it was awesome. The trip was wonderful, I felt truly blessed to have gone. Outside of the… 851 more words

Humor

Common Parasite Could Manipulate Our Behavior

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Imagine a world without fear. It might be empowering to go about your daily life uninhibited by everyday distresses. You could cross highways with confidence, take on all kinds of daredevilry and watch horror flicks without flinching. 2,275 more words

Science

Paper for free download on Blastocystis subtyping (barcoding)

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‘Comparison of Sequencing (Barcode Region) and Sequence-Tagged-Site PCR for Blastocystis Subtyping’

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Ichneumon Wasp

“…parasites seldom altogether abandon a monarch so long as the crown still glitters on his head.”
William Beckford

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Photography

Dire

All good things must come to an end, and nothing ends the blissful dream of peace quite as well as failing health, and even Jalco, so unquestionably humble and deservingly eternal had to reach its final act… … 714 more words

Travels

Book Review: Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl

Doctor Death
A Madeleine Karno Mystery
Lene Kaaberbøl
Atria Books, February 2015
ISBN 978-1-4767-3138-4
Hardcover

From the publisher—

Strong-minded and ambitious, Madeleine Karno is eager to shatter the constraints of her provincial French upbringing. 550 more words

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