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Hope at hand for billions of hookworm sufferers

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 20:11

A benign crystal protein, produced naturally by bacteria and used as an organic pesticide, could be a safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans and provide effective relief to over a billion people around the world, a new study suggests.

Parasitic worms show promise in treating obesity

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 16:15

Parasitic worms, which cause infections and a lot of pain and suffering in much of the developing world, may actually be useful in treating various disorders linked to obesity, says a new study.

Parasitic worms can treat chronic diarrhoea: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 14:53

Chronic diarrhoea could be treated using parasitic worms, according to a new study.

Short-term intestinal worms `may prevent development of diabetes`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 18:22

Researchers including one of Indian origin have found that short-term infection with intestinal worms may provide long-term protection against type I diabetes (TID), a new study has suggested.

Worm cell death pathway to drugs for deadly parasite

Last Updated: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 13:27

Researchers have identified a "programmed cell death" pathway in parasitic worms.

`Many slum, civic body-run school kids have worms`

Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 13:22

A high percentage of intestinal worms has been found among children living in slums and those in MCD-run schools.

Worms offer clues to declining fertility with age in women

Last Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 00:00

New ways that may help maintain fertility in women who want to delay bearing a child may not be too far, as Princeton scientists have discovered genes responsible for controlling reproductive life span in worms.

Worms-based meds may cure asthma, arthritis

Last Updated: Saturday, April 03, 2010, 00:00

Medicines made from worms could treat or even prevent conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, say Scottish scientists.

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