Upcoming talk on medicine and intestinal worms: Dr. William Parker

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and TriCEM are co-hosting a breakfast featuring Dr. William Parker of Duke University. He will be giving a lecture titled The Future of Medicine Entangled with Helpful Intestinal Worms? 

November 27, 2018, 8:00-9:30 am 

This event is open to the public. Find more information about the talk here: https://naturalsciences.org/calendar/event/breakfast-cafe-the-future-of-medicine-entangled-with-helpful-intestinal-worms/.

More information on Dr. Parker’s research can be found here: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/our-faculty/william-parker

Abstract: “Numerous studies in animal models have supported the idea that “friendly intestinal worms” may help alleviate a wide range of chronic disease, including allergies, autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, and neuropsychiatric problems. Thousands of people today are literally trying worms, but is it working and will worms ever find their way to a medicine shelf near you?”