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Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment
(University of Manchester) The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and University College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Intestinal Worm Discovered In Ancient Roman Coffin
A sealed lead coffin in Roman France has produced whipworm eggs, revealing ancient hygiene left a lot to be desired. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristina Killgrove, Contributor Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves Vermox Chewable (Mebendazole) for Treatment of Children and Adults with Roundworm and Whipworm Infections
RARITAN, N.J., October 19, 2016 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson& Johnson (Janssen), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vermox Chewable... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - October 19, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Creepy Crawlie Therapy?
Discussion Humans are only one species among the multitudes that inhabit the earth. While many species are used by humans for food, clothing or shelter, as a higher evolved organism, humans are particularly aware of other species that move as they could be a potential predator or cause injury. This wariness is protective, but moving animal species can be domesticated (e.g. dogs, horses), farmed (e.g. cattle, goats) or harvested (e.g. fish, silk) for human use for food, clothing or shelter and also for medicinal use. Learning Point Medical leeches have been used since ancient times. The most commonly used leech is Hirudo me...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 3, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Impax Announces Availability of EMVERM(TM) (mebendazole) Chewable Tablets, 100 mg
EMVERM Provides a New Option for Patients with Pinworm, Whipworm, Roundworm and Hookworm in Single or Mixed Infections HAYWARD, Calif., April 13, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL)today announced that EMVE... Biopharmaceuticals, Product LaunchImpax Laboratories, EMVERM, mebendazole (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Impax Receives Approval of EMVERM(TM) (mebendazole) Chewable Tablets, 100 mg
EMVERM Provides a New Option for Patients with Pinworm, Whipworm, Roundworm and Hookworm in Single or Mixed Infections HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Impax Laboratories, Inc. (IPXL) today announced that the ... Biopharmaceuticals, FDAImpax Laboratories, EMVERM, common roundworm, common hookworm (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roman toilets gave no clear health benefit, and Romanization actually spread parasites
(University of Cambridge) Archaeological evidence shows that intestinal parasites such as whipworm became increasingly common across Europe during the Roman Period, despite the apparent improvements the empire brought in sanitation technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Deworming shows growth similar to placebo in pre-school children in Peru
The three intestinal worms roundworm (Ascaris), whipworm (Trichuris) and hookworm, cause infections and diseases that are among the most common neglected tropical diseases in the developing world. Researchers recently set up a large-scale randomised controlled trial of 12 and 13-month-old children attending health centres in Iquitos, Peru. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pig whipworm genome may aid to treat autoimmune diseases
The whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm in pig, has been presented by an international team composed of 11 institutions from six countries. Understanding the genetics mechanisms underlying the pig parasite may aid to modify the human immune response that could result in better treatments for autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The pig whipworm genome may aid to treat autoimmune diseases
(BGI Shenzhen) An international team, composed of 11 institutions from six countries, including BGI, presented the whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm in pig. Understanding the genetics mechanisms underlying the pig parasite may aid to modify the human immune response that could result in better treatments for autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 20, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Exploring a parasitic tunnel boring machine: Parasitic worm genome and biology provides a solid basis for the development of new interventions
Researchers have deduced essential biological and genetic information from the genome sequence of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects hundreds of millions of people in developing countries. This information acts as the foundation for the development of new strategies and treatments against this debilitating parasite. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exploring a parasitic tunnel boring machine: Parasitic worm genome and biology point to new interventions
Researchers have deduced essential biological and genetic information from the genome sequence of the whipworm, an intestinal parasitic worm that infects hundreds of millions of people in developing countries. This information acts as the foundation for the development of new strategies and treatments against this debilitating parasite. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Parasitic worms of pigs could provide new treatments of human diseases
(University of Melbourne) Lead researcher, Dr. Aaron Jex, Faculty of Veterinary Science, said, 'We know that humans infected with the harmless, 'pig whipworm' can have significantly reduced symptoms linked to autoimmune diseases. And now we have the genetic sequence of the worm, it opens the door to future human drug designs and treatment.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exploring a parasitic tunnel boring machine
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The whipworm's unusual strategy of burrowing through the intestine of its human host is explored in an in-depth study of the parasite's genome. Researchers' deeper understanding of the worm's genetics has exposed weaknesses, pointing to potential treatments for the hundreds of millions of people infected in developing countries. This genome could also help researchers harness potentially beneficial features of the worm's unique biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AAN round up
Brief collection of some of the topics covered at the recent American Academy of Neurology (AAN) conference. Includes Peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy), estriol combined with Copaxone, whipworm eggs, ofatumumab, factors affecting, toxic B cells, diet, constraint-induced movement therapy, cognition in children, magnetic stimulation for depression, and salsa for improvements in balance. National MS Society (USA) Latest MS research updates (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - May 13, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Worms Flop in Crohn's Disease
(MedPage Today) -- The German partner of Coronado Biosciences has terminated a clinical trial of Trichuris suis ova -- a whipworm parasite of pigs -- for Crohn's disease because of a lack of efficacy. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 9, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news