Parasitic worms can trigger a specific immune response that counteracts rheumatoid arthritis in mice, a study in Nature Communications reveals. The researchers from Germany infected mice with the parasitic worms (Nippostrongylus brasiliensis) and compared them with control groups. They discovered that the worm infections activated a Th2 immune response that protected the mice from arthritis. ...
Worms uncover potential new treatment strategy for RA
By Nicola Garrett
8 Jun 2016