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Using parasites to fight autoimmune diseases

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Nielk, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Nielk

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    http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/using-parasites-to-fight-autoimmune-diseases/

    Israeli expert is experimenting with intestinal parasites to fight conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.
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    If it does that in humans, then they'll have a block-buster drug on their hands.
    But I've just been reading that drugs don't have a great success rate for translating from mouse model to human.
    I think (i can't rely on my memory) I read that there's 5% success rate of getting drugs through human trials and the statutory approval process.
     
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    Anyone want a bowl of spaghetti? I'm cookin'. ;)
     
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    :vomit::rofl:
     
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    I thought that this was an interesting explanation of why it is mostly women who suffer from autoimmune disease. Could it be the same reason that they suffer from ME?
     
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    It's funny, but lately all of the biggest treatment options have to do with spaghetti parasites and oral fecal supplements/fecal matter transplants.
     
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    Someone once called my attention to this book (I haven't read it yet):

    An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

     

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