Hookworm spit shows IBD potential

The anti-inflammatory effects of a protein in hookworm spit could pave the way for an effective  IBD treatment, say Australian scientists.

Professor Alex Loukas discovered the protein’s anti-inflammatory benefit during a follow-up to his recently published study that shows patients with coeliac disease are able to consume gluten foods after being fed with hookworms.

Now the James Cook University scientist and colleagues are investigating the mechanism