2 New Love Words: Toxoplasma Gondii – YouTube

Toxoplasma Gondii is a single cell parasite that can only reproduce in the stomachs of cats. Its tool of cat gut entry is love. Toxoplasma Gondii infects the brains of rats and mice and causes them to “fall in love” with and approach cats who will kill and eat them. Toxoplasma Gondii thus finds a happy intestinal home and true neurological love warns again of its power.


About Excitable Ape

Today is the best day of my life! I am the Artist In Residence of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology. I work as an expert in science communication for Harvard University. Along with my wife, the comics artist Sharon Rosenzweig, I create comics and comic videos for the Annals of Internal Medicine. I express my passion for promoting science literacy by creating science education materials that makes people laugh out loud.
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