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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.
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

Going barefoot contributes to hookworm infections

Going barefoot contributes to hookworm infections

HOOKVAC consortium awarded grant to develop, test vaccine for human hookworm

HOOKVAC consortium awarded grant to develop, test vaccine for human hookworm

HOOKVAC consortium to begin first clinical testing of human hookworm vaccine in West Africa

HOOKVAC consortium to begin first clinical testing of human hookworm vaccine in West Africa

Researchers find parasitic worms limit effects of autoimmune and other diseases

Researchers find parasitic worms limit effects of autoimmune and other diseases

Bacterial crystal protein could be safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans

Bacterial crystal protein could be safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans

Certain varieties of clay have ability to kill MRSA, says ASU researcher

Certain varieties of clay have ability to kill MRSA, says ASU researcher