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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 384523, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/384523
Research Article

Infection with Hymenolepis diminuta Is More Effective than Daily Corticosteroids in Blocking Chemically Induced Colitis in Mice

Gastrointestinal Research Group, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Calvin, Phoebe & Joan Snyder Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1

Received 24 July 2009; Accepted 16 September 2009

Academic Editor: Luis I. Terrazas

Copyright © 2010 Alexandra Melon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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