I had to laugh when I read that title of this news release! Parasites? This report says that although medicine has figured out how to kill off all those nasty parasites, some of them seem to be beneficial to us MS'ers. So, can they make a new drug with bugs and inject me with them to slow my MS? Ha! I guess time will tell. "A prolonged bout of intestinal parasites seems to slow the decline of patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a study released today. The results suggest that immune-modulating molecules from parasites could be developed into drugs to ease autoimmune diseases, and that by conquering parasite infections, modern medicine may have inadvertently increased our vulnerability to these illnesses."