Of mice and men: are billions victim to toxoplasma mind control?

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Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii resides silently in the brains of billions of us world-wide. For a long time, infection with Toxoplasma gondii was considered harmless but recent evidence suggests that it modulates neurotransmitter levels, changing personality and behaviour to increase its opportunity for onward transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalMicrobiology Today
Volume52
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2015

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