Scientist Infects Himself with Hookworms, For Science

Scientist Infects Himself with Hookworms, For Science

A scientist voluntarily infected himself with 50 hookworms for a whole year; as part of a research study testing a vaccine for the parasite. Scientists often take risks in the name of science. However, sometimes those risks may border on crazy. Take the example of Dr. David Pritchard; an immunologist-biologist at the University of Nottingham. In 2006, he made headlines for infecting himself with hookworms, all for science. Later on, he became the first to infect patients with the parasite as part of a research study exploring the parasite’s effects on allergy symptoms. Click to read more...

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