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David J. Bzik, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Barbara Fox, a senior research associate of microbiology and immunology.

Putting a Parasite to Work

From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. Dartmouth researchers’ mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to kill cells.