New Insights into a Billion-person Problem: Ascaris Roundworm Infection

Scientists have shed new light on Ascaris infection, which affects 1 billion people worldwide. Targeting specific liver proteins may offer new preventative options.

Piece of intestine, blocked by Ascaris, surgically removed from a 3-year-old boy in South Africa

Scientists working out of Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, and Queen Mary University of London have unearthed a potential new preventative option to combat Ascaris roundworm infection. Ascaris lumbricoides is an intestinal parasite that results in severe health consequences, including growth retardation and impaired cognitive development.