Nature / Q&A with Joel Weinstock

Helminths are worms that can live in the human intestine. Joel Weinstock, a gastroenterologist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, studies how they affect inflammation and the body’s immune response. He spoke to¬†Nature¬†about how helminths might lead to treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Immune-mediated diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, type 1 …