28 November 2005

BBC NEWS | Health | Worm eggs may tackle inflammation

This charming fellow may be the key to the best anti inflammatories we've ever known. Schistosome womds as they are called release a molecule which is good for easing severe inflammation.

More research is needed but they may also help to prevent allergies and other uncomfortable illnesss's.

This story reminds me of the use of maggots in treating leg ulcers, the maggots only eat dead tissue so they are very effective in easing the discomfort suffered by people afflicted with them. I will deffinately follow up on this article as more information comes to light.

1 comment:

ro said...

go research the medical uses of leeches.

much more interesting :-)