Monday, February 22, 2010

Researchers identify mechanism malaria parasite uses to spread among red blood cells

ScienceDaily (2010-02-22) -- Malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Yet, how Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, regulates its infectious cycle has remained an enigma despite decades of rigorous research. Now a research team has identified a mechanism by which Plasmodium intensively replicates itself in human blood to spread the disease. The discovery could lead to new drugs for combating the disease. ... > read full article

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