Rheumatoid arthritis

Worms uncover potential new treatment strategy for RA

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. ...

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