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A targeted approach to treating toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, shows early promise in test-tube and animal studies, where it prevented the parasites from making selected proteins.
After sequencing the genome of several malaria-related parasites, scientists found that the protozoans responsible for the deadly disease are very genetically diverse and therefore difficult to eradicate, according to their report publish this week in Nature Genetics.
The deadliest form of malaria is caused the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum.
Malaria parasites evolving in vaccinated laboratory mice become more virulent, according to research at Penn State University.
According to research from Penn State University, malaria parasites evolving in vaccinated laboratory mice become more lethal.
Substantial overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria is evident in south and central Asia.
Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are the first to document the characteristics of invading parasites, using malaria in New Zealand bird species.
Researchers are now reporting that they have genetically modified a bacterium commonly found in the mosquitos mid gut and found that the parasite that causes malaria in people does not survive in mosquitoes carrying the modified bacterium.
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