Growing links between parasitic worms and your health

A great deal has been written on the links (sometimes bad, often good) between gut worms and human health (especially auto-immune disorders).

Here, some researchers seem to have identified a molecule in worms that might be the so-called ‘active ingredient’ involved in helping the gut / immune system axis work better.

These are exciting times for medicine, it seems, as up to the development of the newer biologic drugs, auto-immune diseases have really just been managed symptomatically.