Medical research

A possible cure for river blindness and elephantiasis

An international team of researchers has found what might be a cure for river blindness and elephantiasis. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes their search for a drug ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Parasitic worms need their intestinal microflora too

Scientists at The University of Manchester have cast new light on a little understood group of worm infections, which collectively afflicts 1 in 4 people, mainly children—in the developing the world.

Immunology

Worms use immune system to extract food from cells

White blood cells are usually our allies in fighting infections, but new research shows that when Trichinella worms first invade muscle cells, one particular type of white blood cell doesn't attack – rather it helps the ...

Immunology

'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 arthritis and ...

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