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Malaria Parasite Zeroes in on Molecule to Enhance its Survival, Team Finds
February 19, 2009
A team of researchers from Princeton University and the Drexel University College of Medicine has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body. By depleting this substance, called arginine, the parasite may trigger a more critical and deadlier phase of the disease. The work may point the way to better treatments.
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