Parasite study may improve global health

Head shot of Andreas Hofmann
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
The potential for new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism has improved after scientists successfully mapped the genes of a parasitic worm in pigs. Published in the influential journal Nature Genetics, the findings of a global study of the porcine whipworm Trichuris suis could carry major ramifications for world […]