641: Researchers Find How Malaria Parasite Disperses From Red Blood Cells | Science Blog
Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development have determined the sequence in which the malaria parasite disperses from the red blood cells it infects. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is one of the National Institutes of Health.Evolution is at work in the resistance to drugs, but also explains how the parasite is so well adapted to parasitism.
“It’s extremely important to learn about all aspects of the malaria parasite’s life cycle, ” said Duane Alexander, M.D., Director of the NICHD. “The parasite is growing resistant to the drugs used to treat it, and new information is essential for developing strategies to protect against the disease.”
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