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Large volumes of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) are produced by the surface-mining oil sands industry in Alberta. The industry is following a no-release practice for OSPW due to its potential environmental toxicity. Both laboratory and field studies have demonstrated that OSPW is toxic...
Ozone treatment ameliorates oil sands process water toxicity to the mammalian immune system
Impact of ozonation on naphthenic acids speciation and toxicity of oil sands process-affected water to vibrio fischeri and mammalian immune system
Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda) induces changes in expression of select genes of Tribolium confusum (Coleoptera)Download
The flour beetle Tribolium confusum is a common experimental intermediate host for the tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta, but while many aspects of their host-parasite interactions have been determined to have genetic basis, the genes involved have not been identified. In this paper, we report on the...
Effects of Source of Metacercariae on Experimental Infection of Zygocotyle lunata (Digenea: Paramphistomidae) in CD-1 Mice.Download
Outbred (CD-1 strain) mice were infected experimentally with metacercariae of Zygocotyle lunata obtained from naturally infected Helisoma trivolvis. Growth, survival, and fecundity of the parasite and gross pathology in the host were evaluated. Metacercariae from 5 snail sources produced 3...
Effect of ozonation on the naphthenic acids' speciation and toxicity of pH-dependent organic extracts of oil sands process-affected water
Dietary lipids containing gangliosides reduce Giardia muris infection in vivo and survival of Giardia lamblia trophozoites in vitroDownload
We examined whether a ganglioside supplemented diet affected the course of Giardia muris infection in mice and survival of Giardia lamblia trophozoites in vitro. Female CD-1 mice were fed 1 of 5 experimental diets : standard lab chow as a control diet; semi-synthetic diets containing 20% (w/w)...
The circulating anti-parasite antibody response against Giardia lamblia in symptomatic and asymptomatic Egyptian children with confirmed giardiasis was examined. Symptomatic patients were identified using the following criteria: presence of only G. lamblia cysts in the feces, and one or more of...
Commercial naphthenic acids and the organic fraction of oil sands process water induce different effects on pro-inflammatory gene expression and macrophage phagocytosis in mice
Commercial naphthenic acids and the organic fraction of oil sands process water downregulate pro-inflammatory gene expression and macrophage antimicrobial responses