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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.
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

UC Riverside researchers identify immune protein that protects the body from infections

UC Riverside researchers identify immune protein that protects the body from infections

Roundworm infection increases fertility among women in the Amazon

Roundworm infection increases fertility among women in the Amazon

Caltech researchers reveal new information that could help fight against hookworms

Caltech researchers reveal new information that could help fight against hookworms

Scientists sequence genome of hookworm

Scientists sequence genome of hookworm

Australian researchers use hookworms to reduce symptoms of celiac disease

Australian researchers use hookworms to reduce symptoms of celiac disease

Experts examine how molecule in parasitic worms can effectively treat autoimmune diseases

Experts examine how molecule in parasitic worms can effectively treat autoimmune diseases