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Study of Malaria Parasite in Patient Blood Finds Distinct Physiological States

November 28, 2007

malaria parasite In a groundbreaking study published November 28 in the advance online edition of the journal Nature, an international research team has for the first time, measured which of the malaria parasite's genes are turned on or off during actual infection in humans, not in cell cultures, unearthing surprising behaviors and opening a window on the most critical aspects of parasite biology. Full Story

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