ScienceShot: Cats Don’t Cause Cancer - ScienceNOW
ScienceShot: Cats Don’t Cause Cancer
by Gisela Telis on 21 August 2012, 7:15 PM | 1 Comment
Last year, cat owners got a scare when a team of French researchers reported a possible link between felines and brain cancer. Cat feces can harbor a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, and the scientists found that nations with higher rates of human T. gondii infection also have higher incidences of brain cancer. The findings were controversial, and many scientists considered the link weak.