MEDIA Severine Navarro on RN's Health Report
There's a long history of using parasitic hookworms in therapy.
But a team from James Cook University are looking to bypass the worms and use only their secretions.
New research suggests a protein found in what the hookworms vomit up might be an effective treatment for allergic asthma and other inflammatory diseases.
Severine Navarro talked to ABC Radio National's Norman Swan about this promising line of research.