Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cryptosporidiosis worsened in mice on probiotics

In an unexpected research finding infections with the intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, worsened in mice that had been given a probiotic. The research was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a ...

Immunology

Intestinal worms may solve allergy puzzle

While young people with parasite worms currently have a four times higher risk for developing allergies and asthma than others. Their parents are generally unaffected.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The struggle between humans and parasites

The battle between humanity and parasites is a constant struggle. As parasites grow stronger by developing immunities, new treatments must be created in response. On the frontlines of this struggle are parasitologists, scientists ...

Medical research

Intestinal parasites are 'old friends,' researchers argue

Intestinal parasites such as tapeworms, hookworms and a protist called Blastocystis can be beneficial to human health, according to a new paper that argues we should rethink our views of organisms that live off the human ...

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