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Scientists claim major malaria breakthrough

European researchers on Wednesday said they had identified how the malaria parasite sticks to blood vessels, a finding that opens up new targets for drugs to protect children who are the biggest victims of the disease. Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite, grows in red blood cells. It adheres to…

Malaria parasite drives infected mosquitos to aggressively pursue human blood

British researchers announced Wednesday that they have established that the malaria parasite makes the smell of human beings even more irresistible to mosquitos that feed on our blood. According to a paper published in the Public Library of Science’s PLOS One journal and reported by NPR, mosquitos that carry malaria…

Mosquito lab handles ‘world’s most dangerous animals’

SEATTLE (Reuters) – He keeps them in warm, comfortable bug dorms, feeds them on meals of human blood with the occasional sugar water snack and lives in awe of their killing power. Seattle-based research scientist Stefan Kappe says mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world. Which is probably…

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