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Toxoplasma-Infected Mice Remain Unafraid of Cats Even after Parasite Clearance

Caption: Even after infection with Toxoplasma has been removed from rodents' brains, they continue to behave as if unafraid of the smell of cat urine, suggesting that the infection causes long-term changes in the brain.

Credit: Wendy Ingram and Adrienne Greene

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