Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helminth infections common in Medieval Europe, grave study finds

Although helminth infections—including tapeworms and roundworms—are among the world's top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report ...

Immunology

Nervous system puts the brakes on inflammation

Cells in the nervous system can "put the brakes" on the immune response to infections in the gut and lungs to prevent excessive inflammation, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. This insight may one ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One third of Cambodians infected with threadworm, study finds

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted threadworm that is endemic in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have conducted a nation-wide parasitology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tuberculosis vaccine safe for teens with Schistosoma parasite

Of the millions of people at risk for contracting tuberculosis each year, many are already infected with helminths, parasitic worms including Schistosoma flatworms. In some cases, parasite infections can impair the ability ...