2011 CVM News: Promiscuous parasites hijack host immune cells
Office of Communications
This news item is about: Cornell researchers discover how an important human parasite hacks our immune systems. Toxoplasma gondii parasites can invade your bloodstream, break into your brain, and prompt behavioral changes from recklessness to neuroticism. These highly contagious protozoa infect more than half the world’s population, and most people’s immune systems never purge the intruders.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Denkers, Eric