Malaria is a massive worldwide health problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 212 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2015 and 429,000 of the infected people died.

Once infected, the parasite multiplies in human red blood cells until it bursts out to infect more red cells. Researchers are targeting a key protein involved in this process, in an attempt to stop the parasite. They found that interfering with this protein slows the escape of the parasite from red blood cells, reducing the rate of infection and making it easier for the body to shut it down… more


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