Colourful jelly worms

It may sound like something out of a horror story, but Australian researchers believe hookworms may offer a possible treatment strategy for people with coeliac disease.

12 adults with medically diagnosed coeliac disease were infected with hookworms by scientists from James Cook University and gastroenterologist Dr John Crose from The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. Gluten was then slowly introduced gluten back into their diets over the course of the year-long study. The results published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that the eight participants who saw the. . .

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