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Hookworm infections in humans are caused by two important species of nematode parasites (a type of a roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.
Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic has widened gender inequities in health

Q&A: COVID-19 pandemic has widened gender inequities in health

LJI researchers uncover new drug target for severe asthma, lung fibrosis

LJI researchers uncover new drug target for severe asthma, lung fibrosis

Researchers receive NIH grants to develop new treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Researchers receive NIH grants to develop new treatments for neglected tropical diseases

Harnessing the genetics of hookworms to develop next generation of PPE for combat troops

Harnessing the genetics of hookworms to develop next generation of PPE for combat troops

UQ-developed oral vaccine marks a leap forward in the battle against hookworm infections

UQ-developed oral vaccine marks a leap forward in the battle against hookworm infections

Anti-parasitic drug prevents pancreatic cancer's initiation, progression and metastasis in mice

Anti-parasitic drug prevents pancreatic cancer's initiation, progression and metastasis in mice

Studies provide new evidence of impact of drug price hikes on U.S. patients

Studies provide new evidence of impact of drug price hikes on U.S. patients

Rising cost of antiparasitic drugs in U.S increases patient costs, may reduce quality of care

Rising cost of antiparasitic drugs in U.S increases patient costs, may reduce quality of care

Research shows intestinal parasite infestations reduce COVID-19 severity

Research shows intestinal parasite infestations reduce COVID-19 severity

Study reveals key role of IL-33 signaling molecule in parasite infections, other health conditions

Study reveals key role of IL-33 signaling molecule in parasite infections, other health conditions

Johns Hopkins researchers design tiny, star-shaped microdevices to deliver drugs

Johns Hopkins researchers design tiny, star-shaped microdevices to deliver drugs

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

PATH wins grant to develop oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth infections

UC Riverside scientist to shed light on worm infections that escape detection by immune systems

UC Riverside scientist to shed light on worm infections that escape detection by immune systems

Parasitic worms could offer new treatment hope for MS patients

Parasitic worms could offer new treatment hope for MS patients

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

Researchers discover 'taste bud cells' in mice lungs after severe bout of flu

Researchers discover 'taste bud cells' in mice lungs after severe bout of flu

Research identifies cell signaling pathways related to endocannabinoid system in worms

Research identifies cell signaling pathways related to endocannabinoid system in worms

Researchers publish new paper on developing vaccine candidates for Helminthic parasites

Researchers publish new paper on developing vaccine candidates for Helminthic parasites

Researchers identify role of infection-fighting cells in inflamed and damaged tissue

Researchers identify role of infection-fighting cells in inflamed and damaged tissue

Researchers create vaccine that protects against malaria in mouse models

Researchers create vaccine that protects against malaria in mouse models