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Portuguese researchers hopeful of malaria cure

in News · 09-11-2017 15:26:00 · 0 Comments

Researchers from Lisbon’s molecular medicine institute have discovered how the malaria parasite protects itself inside the human liver and are now optimistic of finding a cure.

In a study published in the latest edition of ‘Nature Microbiology’, the scientists saythat their investigation has shown that the parasite cannot survive inside normal mouse liver cells without the UIS3 protein. Researchers believe this could be the parasite’s Achilles heel as additional research now continues.

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Edition 1450
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