The New York Times recently reported that worms were given to 6 patients in an attempt to reverse the immune response they were mounting against their own intestinal tissues from a Th1 response to a Th2 response. All 6 patients benefited from the worm therapy. If you are interested in the article, you may find it at the following url:
I would be interested to hear what others think of both the therapy itself (following informed consent) and the thinking that led to this effort.
Dr. Stephen G. Kayes, Professor
Structural and Cellular Biology; 2042 MSB
University of South Alabama Col. of Medicine
Mobile, Al 36688-0002
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