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In nature, how do host species survive parasite attacks?
--Hidden Enemies Lurk Among Us, Wednesday, July 1, at 9 PM (ET/PT)-- SILVER SPRING, Md., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all monsters are big. In fact, some of the most deadly organisms in the world are invisible to the human eye.
Plasmodium falciparum, the most lethal malaria parasite, is a housebreaking villain of the red blood cell world. Like a burglar searching for a way in to his targeted premises, the parasite explores a variety of potential entry points to invade the red blood cells of its human victims. When a weak point is found, the intrusion proceeds.
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