Latest Plasmodium Stories
Researchers have revealed a new discovery in understanding how a malaria parasite invades human red blood cells.
Malaria is not only native to the New World, but it has been present long before humans existed and has evolved through birds and monkeys.
A new research technology is revealing how humans develop immunity to malaria, and could assist programs aimed at eradicating this parasitic disease.
Malaria is a major global health concern, and researchers are in need of new therapeutic approaches.
Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public College Health have shown for the first time in a rodent model that the earliest form of malaria parasites can lay dormant in red blood cells and “wake up,” or recover, following treatment with the antimalarial drug artesunate.
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, and Virginia Tech have used a set of novel inhibitors to analyze how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes to chew up human hemoglobin from host red blood cells as a food source.
An investigation into the mysterious inner workings of the malaria parasite has revealed that it survives and proliferates in the human bloodstream thanks in part to a single, crucial chemical that the parasite produces internally.
A novel technique to "tame" the malaria parasite, by forcing it to depend on an external supply of a vital chemical, has been developed by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California-San Francisco.
The incidence of malaria in many African countries south of the Sahara is falling rapidly.
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