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Image of the Day
Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii
Bob Grant | Apr 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.
Image of the Day: Seizure-Inducing Worms
Staff | Feb 15, 2017
, a parasitic worm, may cause a fatal form of epilepsy in children by inducing an autoimmune reaction.
Worm Infection Can Improve Gut Health: Study
Tanya Lewis | Apr 14, 2016
Parasitic worms promote the growth of beneficial intestinal microbes in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease.
An Evolutionary Basis for Allergies
Karen Zusi | Oct 29, 2015
Some proteins found in parasitic worms bear similarity to those from environmental allergens and cause a similar immune response in humans.
Ye Old Parasites
Chris Palmer | Oct 31, 2013
Evidence of early-13th-century intestinal worms found in a medieval castle latrine yields clues about the lives and deaths of crusaders.