The ‘Crazy Cat Person’ Parasite Could Help Treat Degenerating Brains


Early studies show that infection with Toxoplasma gondii may have unexpectedly protective effects in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Anita Koshy, UArizona associate professor of Neurology and BIO5 member, studies how the self-defense mechanisms the infection uses to survive in its host could one day be used to treat human illness.