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

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

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