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Clinical Trials for Whip Worm Therapy

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Based on this hygiene hypothesis, researchers at the University of Iowa wanted to find a safe parasite—one that wasn't known to cause infection or illness in humans—for therapeutic purposes. This type of treatment is known as helminthic treatment, or more specifically TSO, from the Latin name for whipworm eggs: Trichuris Suis Ova.

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