Tag: toxoplasmosis

Bodily Invasion During Duckling-hood Makes Adult Ducks More Adventurous

By Veronique Greenwood | June 8, 2011 5:29 pm

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What’s the News: Infections that change an organism’s personality are a strange little corner of biology, with toxoplasmosis, which brainwashes mice and rats to have no fear of cats, topping the list. But scientists think that more pedestrian infections could play a role in shaping personality, especially when they happen early in life. Ducklings provide the latest data that this theory may have something to it.

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