News tagged with worm infection

'Worm pill' could ease autoimmune disease symptoms

(Medical Xpress)—Experts believe a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid ...

Aug 11, 2014
popularity 4.6 / 5 (17) | comments 2

Scientists reveal how river blindness worm thrives

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that the worm which causes River Blindness survives by using a bacterium to provide energy, as well as help 'trick' the body's immune system into thinking it is fighting ...

Aug 22, 2012
popularity 4 / 5 (1) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Parasitic worms: Hidden global health threat

With close to one third of the world's population infected with parasitic worms, MUHC researcher Dr. Theresa Gyorkos is thinking big when it comes to finding a solution to this global public health challenge. As part of an ...

Jun 22, 2011
popularity 1 / 5 (2) | comments 0