gastroenterology
IBD

Parasites useful in ‘dialling back’ the immune response

Research on how hookworms can suppress the inflammatory response in conditions such as coeliac disease and asthma has earned Dr Paul Giacomin the title of Queensland’s inaugural Emerging Science Leader. Dr Giacomin, from the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University, is currently involved in a multicentre, placebo-controlled trial of live ...

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