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Toxoplasma gondii Linked to Entrepreneurialism, New Discovery

A latest study has found that a parasite infestation found in cat feces could make a person an entrepreneur. Cat feces commonly contain parasiteToxoplasma gondii and its infection can often go unnoticed in most individuals. A new study has found that people who have had T. gondii infection are around 1.4 times more likely to major in business studies compared to those who were not infected.

Bats harbor VP35 NIRV From An Ancient Ebola-like Virus

Some 18 million years ago, an ancestor of mouse-eared bats 'stole' genetic material from an ancient virus related to Ebola. The swiped genetic sequence — a gene called VP35 — has remained largely intact in the bats despite the passage of time, a new study finds. The research also sheds light on the gene's possible function in bats, suggesting that it may play a role in regulating the immune system's response to threats.