News tagged with parasitic worm

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
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Student solves snail fever mystery

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have solved an 80-year old mystery linked to an ancient but neglected tropical disease that affects more than 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Aug 01, 2012
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Indian doc removes 13cm live worm from man's eye

When an elderly Indian patient came to Dr V. Seetharaman with persistent pain in his eye, what the surgeon found was reminiscent of a far-fetched alien movie plot: a live, 13 centimetre-long worm.

Jun 29, 2012
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