Scientists Find Achilles Heel in Life-Threatening Malaria Parasites

Professor Alexandra Rowe of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Sciences, who led the study, says, “We knew that clusters, or rosettes, of blood cells were found in many cases of severe or life-threatening malaria, so we looked at rosette-forming parasites and found a common factor that we could target with antibodies. We hope this discovery will inform new treatments or vaccines to block the formation of rosettes and so prevent many life-threatening cases of malaria.”

via Scientists Find Achilles Heel in Life-Threatening Malaria Parasites.

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