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2011-01-19 23:15:07

Australian scientists using new image and cell technologies have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells. The researchers, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), achieved this long-held aim using a combination of electron, light and super resolution microscopy, a technology platform new to Australia. The detailed look at what occurs as the parasite burrows through the walls of...

2010-11-29 18:43:13

A new study by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, has shown that mature blood cells can communicate with, and influence the behaviour of, their stem cell 'parents'. The discovery of a blood cell 'feedback loop' in the body opens up new avenues of research into diseases caused by stem cell disorders, and the potential for new disease treatments. Dr Carolyn de Graaf and Professor Doug Hilton from the Molecular Medicine division and Professor Warren...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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