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Malaria Immunity Trigger Found for Multiple Mosquito Species
March 13, 2009
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have for the first time, identified a molecular pathway that triggers an immune response in multiple mosquito species capable of stopping the development of Plasmodium falciparum--the parasite that causes malaria in humans.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
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