Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, PERU

Thursday, 25 November 2021 | 12:00 noon – ICGEB Trieste, ITALY

Communicating with a brain worm

Host: L. Banks

The larvae of Taenia solium, a parasitic platyhelminth endemic in some regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia, can lodge in the human brain and cause a range of neurological symptoms called neurocysticercosis.
The talk presents experiments using naturally infected pigs, treated with anthelmintic and anti-inflammatory drugs, and some recent approaches to study the metamorphosis of the larvae into an intestinal worm.


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