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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.
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

Low-cost deworming drug improves female farmers' physical fitness

Low-cost deworming drug improves female farmers' physical fitness

Gut microbes linked to severity of intestinal parasitic worm infections

Gut microbes linked to severity of intestinal parasitic worm infections

Researchers shine new light on hookworm-malaria co-infections

Researchers shine new light on hookworm-malaria co-infections

Researchers team up to identify vulnerabilities of lethal parasite

Researchers team up to identify vulnerabilities of lethal parasite

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

Molecule discovered in worm spit could offer solution for non-healing wounds

GW researchers develop way to test potency of recombinant hookworm vaccines

GW researchers develop way to test potency of recombinant hookworm vaccines

Researchers develop testing program to study potency of vaccines for neglected tropical diseases

Researchers develop testing program to study potency of vaccines for neglected tropical diseases

GHIT Fund invests in two innovative malaria eradication tools

GHIT Fund invests in two innovative malaria eradication tools