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Malaria parasite evades rapid test detection in children

Parasite lifecycle | Medicines for Malaria Venture

Artemisinin contains two oxygen atoms hooked together that break down in the presence of iron, by creating very reactive free radicals that kill malaria parasites and cancer cells. Both cancer cells and malaria parasites sequester iron, accumulating as much as 1000 times what normal cells store. Giving artemisinin to people with malaria or cancer results in destruction of these abnormal cells and leaves normal cells unaffected. Making artemisinin a cancer killing bomb!

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One of the major obstacles preventing the large scale application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) against mosquitoes is the requirement for efficient mosquito mass-rearing technology.

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Postdoctoral position in Molecular Malaria Research The project aims to explore gene regulatory mechanisms that govern the development of the malaria parasite in human red blood cells. job URL: http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/RUN/vacancy/14628/lang/en/ photo source: NIAID - NIH

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Researchers reveal how malaria parasite sticks to blood vessels: PfEMP1 binding to EPCR

Researchers reveal how malaria parasite sticks to blood vessels: binding to EPCR | Amazing Science

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