Blocking malaria parasites

May 2010 — In a paper published in the May 14 edition of the journal Science, Harvard School of Public Health researchers Manoj Duraisingh and Jeffrey Dvorin succeeded in locking malaria parasites within infected blood cells, potentially containing the disease’s spread. Click to read the press release.

This slideshow illustrates the paper’s findings. It depicts how a malaria parasite typically invades a red blood cell and reproduces within it and shows how Duraisingh and Dvorin developed a mechanism to block the parasites from infecting other cells.