Immunology

Parasites could hold the key to halting MS

Parasitic worms are typically something we're keen to avoid, but new research from UTS's ithree institute shows that controlled infection of parasites could be harnessed to prevent the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study sheds light on why parasite makes TB infections worse

Scientists have shown how a parasitic worm infection common in the developing world increases susceptibility to tuberculosis. The study demonstrated that treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are ...

Health

Large study sums up health issues for new child refugees to US

For refugee children newly arrived in the U.S., hepatitis B, tuberculosis, parasitic worms, high blood lead levels and anemia are among the top public health concerns covered by screening programs. In one of this nation's ...

Immunology

Allergy is the price we pay for our immunity to parasites

New findings, published in PLOS Computational Biology, help demonstrate the evolutionary basis for allergy. Molecular similarities in food and environmental proteins that cause allergy (such as pollen), and multicellular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher confirms praziquantel safe after first trimester

A study by Rhode Island Hospital researchers confirmed that a drug used to treat a disease afflicting millions of people in developing countries is safe to give pregnant women following their first trimester. The finding ...

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