22 Jul 2019

Human hookworms: potential to help inflammatory diseases

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:19 pm on 22 July 2019

Medical research Institute Malaghan put out a call for volunteers over the weekend for a new trial- into human hookworms. 

It's only Monday and already they've got all the volunteers they need for the project which hopes to find better treatment for diseases like coeliac, asthma and allergies. 

So why are hookworms interesting enough to be used in a clinical trial? Let's ask Professor Graham Le Gros, Director of the institute.