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Teasing out malaria's genetic secrets

Every year, malaria infects more than 250 million people, and more than 1 million die from the parasitic disease. For decades, doctors have treated malaria with chloroquine — an effective, inexpensive remedy. But now, ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Targeting a waterborne foe

Discovered in 1976, cryptosporidium lurks worldwide in water, contaminating swimming pools, water parks, and drinking water supplies. Although it has even been featured on the comedy show The Colbert Report, it is no laughing ...

dateApr 25, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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