News tagged with malaria parasite

Effective Imitation: New chitinase inhibitors

( -- The chitin-degrading enzymes known as chitinases are not just important to insects with chitin shells and to their predators, they also seem to be involved in the establishment of parasites in the human body ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Genome of Irish potato famine pathogen decoded

( -- A large international research team has decoded the genome of the notorious organism that triggered the Irish potato famine in the mid-19th century and now threatens this season's tomato and potato crops ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Nanotechnology against malaria parasites

Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now developed so-called nanomimics of ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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