Researchers use new finding to clear bloodstream malaria infection in mice

“When we blocked the function of these molecules, we took the brakes off the host’s immune response and everything got better — the overall immune response was dramatically improved and there was immediate control and accelerated clearance of the parasite,” says John Harty, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and pathology at the UI Carver College of Medicine and senior study author. “These findings suggest an alternative approach for the treatment of existing malaria infection.”

via Researchers use new finding to clear bloodstream malaria infection in mice.

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