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In parasitic worm infection both the host and the worm produce cannabis-like molecules

In parasitic worm infection both the host and the worm produce cannabis-like molecules

Like mammals, parasitic worms have an endocannabinoid system that may help the worm and the hosts it infects survive by reducing pain and inflammation in the host, according to a discovery by an interdisciplinary research team. The research, done on a mouse model, identifies cell signaling pathways associated with the endocannabinoid system that could be targeted to develop therapeutic treatments aimed at eliminating worm infection or improving infection o..

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