What the heck is this pig whipworm genome and what could it possibly have to do with multiple sclerosis? Who would even think of using a parasite in a pig to fight autoimmune diseases in humans? Evidently 11 institutions in six different countries did, so says medicalnewstoday.com. Though devastating to pigs in pig form and humans in human form, Trichuris suis found in pigs is thought to actually prevent inflammation related to autoimmune diseases in humans and is currently in trial studies for inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis.
To learn more about this new treatment study go to http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/278622.php. Image from: med.news.am.