Just because Bromley's been teasing you, Bob...and I wanted to show folks that you and Dr. Fleming are on to something.
University of Wisconsin study is still recruiting!
HINT MS STUDY
For more information:
UW School of Medicine & Public Health
Phone (608) 265-6544
Pager (608) 265-7000 x5553
"It is very exciting!" exclaims Dr. John Fleming, "It's the first time in the world that it's been tried in a systematic way with Multiple Sclerosis patients. So in Wisconsin, we will be ground zero."
Dr. Fleming is the lead researcher on a new study to determine whether drinking a worm potion can reduce the symptoms of MS.
"It's a clear drink, kind of like Gatorade," Fleming explains, "There are 2500 eggs in here that the patient will drink every two weeks."
The helminth or round worm eggs are harvested from pigs in Germany and purified in a sterile lab.
"This is processed extensively under all of the guidance of all the regulatory authorities so it is essentially sterile fluid except for these microscopic eggs."
The eggs hatch in the patient's intestines. They're very small, about the size of an eyelash, and in about a week they are killed by the immune system.
"The immune system at that point has a choice, it's got to go one way or the other," says Fleming, "What has been found with this particular probiotic is that it redirects the immune system from a kind of inflammatory response which we see in MS, technically a Th1 response, to an anti-inflammatory response with T regulatory cells, so it's an exact immune opposite."
There's even a WORM VIDEO on the link, for you Bob.