News tagged with malaria

Malaria parasite manipulates host's scent

Malaria parasites alter the chemical odor signal of their hosts to attract mosquitos and better spread their offspring, according to researchers, who believe this scent change could be used as a diagnostic tool.

dateJun 30, 2014 in Ecology
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Malaria: Blood cells behaving badly

All the billions of flat, biconcave disks in our body known as red blood cells (or erythrocytes) make three basic, tumbling-treadmill-type motions when they wend their way through the body's bloodstream ferrying oxygen from ...

dateJun 10, 2014 in Soft Matter
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Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its green past on its ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Biotechnology
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