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The results are reported in the first online edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Culture B.

They might be found in the biological control of main human parasitic illnesses such as bloodstream flukes. There are 200 million cases of bloodstream fluke diseases world-wide, said Kuris. The soldier worms might eliminate attacks from forming in the snail hosts, preventing infections in human beings. Liver flukes may be controlled.. Biomedical applications of ‘warrior worms’ in snails Scientists in UC Santa Barbara can see a caste of genetically identical ‘warrior worms’ – – people of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail.