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WHO Scientist Mwele Malecela Dies at 59
Her achievements included developing a roadmap to tackle neglected tropical diseases.
WHO Scientist Mwele Malecela Dies at 59
WHO Scientist Mwele Malecela Dies at 59

Her achievements included developing a roadmap to tackle neglected tropical diseases.

Her achievements included developing a roadmap to tackle neglected tropical diseases.

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Salmonella bacteria in intestinal tissue
Gut Infections Help Shield Intestinal Neurons from Future Damage
Annie Melchor | Nov 19, 2021 | 4 min read
In mice, a kind of immune memory appears to protect the cells against future harm, a finding that could provide insight into treatments for irritable bowel syndrome and other inflammatory digestive conditions.
Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii
Bob Grant | Apr 11, 2017 | 1 min read
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
The Scientist Staff | Feb 15, 2017 | 1 min read
Onchocerca volvulus, 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 | 2 min read
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 | 3 min read
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 | Nov 1, 2013 | 3 min read
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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