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HIV/AIDS: Filarial worm infections double the risk of infection - https://scienmag.com/hivaids-filarial-worm-infections-double-the-risk-of-infection/

HIV/AIDS: Filarial worm infections double the risk of infection - https://scienmag.com/hivaids-filarial-worm-infections-double-the-risk-of-infection/

Pupils discover new treatment to stop the spread of worm infection

Pupils discover new treatment to stop the spread of worm infection

Worm infection may protect against inflammatory bowel diseases, according to a recent study, suggesting over-sanitizing everything is bad for health.

Worm infection may protect against inflammatory bowel diseases, according to a recent study, suggesting over-sanitizing everything is bad for health.

A drug used to rid people of worms is a new weapon against malaria | The Economist | IVERMECTIN, a drug employed for the treatment of worm infections, has a side effect. It has been known since the 1980s that it kills arthropods (ticks, mites, insects and so on) foolish enough to bite someone treated with it. That has led some researchers to wonder if it might be deployed deliberately against the mosquitoes which transmit malaria....

A drug used to rid people of worms is a new weapon against malaria | The Economist | IVERMECTIN, a drug employed for the treatment of worm infections, has a side effect. It has been known since the 1980s that it kills arthropods (ticks, mites, insects and so on) foolish enough to bite someone treated with it. That has led some researchers to wonder if it might be deployed deliberately against the mosquitoes which transmit malaria....

Step forward in mission to tackle parasitic worm infections

Step forward in mission to tackle parasitic worm infections

Infection with worms counters inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) by triggering immune responses that change the mix of bacteria, or microbiome, in the gut.

Infection with worms counters inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) by triggering immune responses that change the mix of bacteria, or microbiome, in the gut.

Guinea Worm Extraction This guinea worm is being displayed, so the stick that it’s normally wrapped around is removed. You can’t just pull these suckers out. They have to be slowly removed, just a centimeter or two a day at most, otherwise the body breaks apart, the worm retracts, regrows, and forms another ulcer elsewhere in the body. As far back as the Ebers Papyrus (a medical writing from Egypt aruond 1550 BCE), the symptoms of guinea worm infection were noted. The fiery pain, the blister…

Guinea Worm Extraction This guinea worm is being displayed, so the stick that it’s normally wrapped around is removed. You can’t just pull these suckers out. They have to be slowly removed, just a centimeter or two a day at most, otherwise the body breaks apart, the worm retracts, regrows, and forms another ulcer elsewhere in the body. As far back as the Ebers Papyrus (a medical writing from Egypt aruond 1550 BCE), the symptoms of guinea worm infection were noted. The fiery pain, the blister…

Hookworms, roundworms, and other species of parasitic worms known as helminths have thrived in mammals for millions of years. Despite modern strides in sanitation, helminth infections still have a devastating impact on human health and well-being, especially in developing regions. This week, Science features two research papers that explore how parasitic infections can compromise the immune system by reawakening latent viruses and impeding antiviral defenses.

Hookworms, roundworms, and other species of parasitic worms known as helminths have thrived in mammals for millions of years. Despite modern strides in sanitation, helminth infections still have a devastating impact on human health and well-being, especially in developing regions. This week, Science features two research papers that explore how parasitic infections can compromise the immune system by reawakening latent viruses and impeding antiviral defenses.

Scientists used an iPhone 4S to diagnose intestinal worm infections in schoolchildren in rural Tanzania.  They attached an $8 (£5) ball lens to the handset camera lens, and used a cheap torch and double-sided tape to create an improvised microscope ....

Scientists used an iPhone 4S to diagnose intestinal worm infections in schoolchildren in rural Tanzania. They attached an $8 (£5) ball lens to the handset camera lens, and used a cheap torch and double-sided tape to create an improvised microscope ....

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