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This cat-borne parasite might just make you more entrepreneurial

Infection from the globally prevalent parasite Toxoplasma gondii may increase a person’s likelihood of pursuing entrepreneurial and business-related activities, new CU Boulder research finds. In a study...

Nasty parasitic worm, common in wildlife, now infecting U.S. cats

When Cornell University veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before...

Kitty Litter: Potential New Use for Spent Corn Grains

Kitty litter that's nearly 100 percent biodegradable can be made by processing spent grains left over from corn ethanol production. U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Toxoplasma infection permanently shifts balance in cat and mouse game

The toxoplasma parasite can be deadly, causing spontaneous abortion in pregnant women or killing immune-compromised patients, but it has even stranger effects in mice. Infected...

It’s a Cat-Eat-Bird World

Feral and free-roaming cats represent a global epidemic, and what to do about them is one of the most controversial and contentious issues in...

Scientists discover 1 gene is necessary for mice to avoid predators

When a mouse smells a cat, it instinctively avoids the feline or risks becoming dinner. How? A Northwestern University study involving olfactory receptors, which...

Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog...

Children with eczema, a chronic skin condition that often begins in childhood, have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies....

Study: 3 out of 4 cats will wear a collar, making...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Almost three out of four cats in a new study wore collars consistently during a six-month study, suggesting that most cats will tolerate a collar even if their owners are skeptical about its success. In fact, in almost 60 perc...

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