Jun 2, 2021

Parasitic worms: The helping hand of an unwanted friend

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Humanity has a long and turbulent history with parasites, even today many parts of the world still struggle with rampant parasitic infections, with pathogens such as the malaria parasite claiming hundreds of thousands of lives every year. By their very nature parasites are harmful to our bodies, or at least that has been the prevailing opinion within the scientific community for as long as we have known of their existence. However, the malicious evolution of parasites might very well have produced a positive side effect which we are only just starting to notice.

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