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Genetic Mapping Of Pig Whipworm May Lead To New Treatments For Autoimmune Disease
2014-06-20 11:20:38

According to an international team of researchers, a parasitic worm found in pigs could modify the human immune system to aid in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

2014-06-16 13:04:56

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.

2014-06-16 13:03:46

New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism could be on the horizon, after a global University of Melbourne – lead study successfully mapped the genes of a parasitic worm in pigs.

Roundworm Discovered In Remains Of King Richard III
2013-09-04 06:33:56

Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Leicester have uncovered more evidence about Richard III. A new analysis of his remains has revealed evidence of a roundworm infection at the time of his death in 1485.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]