Mind controlling parasitic wasp.

Mr. Crypto from Bugton Hollow, anyone? (that’s an “As the Crickets Chirp” reference)

After being stung by a parasitic wasp, the American cockroach loses control of its behavior, becoming host to the wasp’s egg. Days later, the hatchling consumes the cockroach alive. While this is a gruesome process for the cockroach, scientists now report in ACS’ journal Biochemistry the discovery of a new family of peptides in the wasp’s venom that could be key to controlling roach minds, and might even help researchers develop better Parkinson’s disease treatments.

Click here to read the full article “Mind-Controlling Molecules From Wasp Venom Could Someday Help Parkinson’s Patients” at Technology Networks.

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