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CGIBD Research Seminar – “Overcoming an immunological backlash from modern sanitation practices: The return of the intestinal worm ” by William Parker, PhD
January 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
“Overcoming an immunological backlash from modern sanitation practices: The return of the intestinal worm ”
William Parker, PhD
Associate Professor in Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Parker has studied biochemistry and immunology at Duke University since 1993. He is best known for the discovery of the function of the human vermiform appendix (a safe-house for bacteria), Dr. Parker has spent the last 15 years looking at fundamental cultural causes of inflammation in Western societies. His work on “biota alteration”, a concept which evolved from the “hygiene hypothesis”, has led to the discovery that intestinal worms, called helminths, are very supportive of healthy neuropsychiatric function in adults and in children.
Conference Streamed Live: https://cgibd.my.webex.com
Meeting #: 624 562 559
Audio connection: 1-510-338-9438
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