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Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii

By Bob Grant | April 11, 2017

The roundworm that causes rat lungworm disease has infected at least six people on the island of Maui in the last three months.

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Image of the Day: Seizure-Inducing Worms

By The Scientist Staff | February 16, 2017

Onchocerca volvulus, a parasitic worm, may cause a fatal form of epilepsy in children by inducing an autoimmune reaction.

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Worm Infection Can Improve Gut Health: Study

By Tanya Lewis | April 14, 2016

Parasitic worms promote the growth of beneficial intestinal microbes in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease.

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An Evolutionary Basis for Allergies

By Karen Zusi | October 29, 2015

Some proteins found in parasitic worms bear similarity to those from environmental allergens and cause a similar immune response in humans.

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Ye Old Parasites

By Chris Palmer | November 1, 2013

Evidence of early-13th-century intestinal worms found in a medieval castle latrine yields clues about the lives and deaths of crusaders.

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