Intestinal Worms May Help Promote Healing, Nature Medicine Reveals
Published: Jan 18, 2012
Intestinal worm infections may not be all bad, according to a new study. In research on mice immune reaction to the presence of intestinal worms was found to promote wound healing in the lungs. The researchers have found cytokines that help oust intestinal worm infections in mice also soothe associated lung injury and inflammation. Cytokines are proteins released by cells that in turn play a role in communications among various cells in the body.