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The parasite responsible for malaria uses your bone marrow as a reservoir

A Plasmodium vivax infection is like an iceberg: It’s dangerous, in part, because much of it hides out of view. A new study published this week in mBio shows how researchers are revealing more of this parasite’s biology. 695 kata lagi

Everyday Science

Epidemiology - Ebola 2018

There have been nine known outbreaks of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some persistent problems that strongly influence response:

  1. this is a very large country: it has the 11th largest area; the Democratic Republic of the Congo covers 2.34 million square kilometers  = 900,000 square miles or about one fourth the size of the United States.
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By Jereaghogho Efeturi Ukusare

An infectious disease caused by a small flying insect known as mosquito is called Malaria. It affects humans and other animals as a result of parasitic protozoans deposited in the body by the female mosquito called Anopheles Mosquito. 527 kata lagi



A Plasmodium from the saliva of a female mosquito moving across a mosquito cell.

Source from http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.0030192


Green-blooded lizards

Researchers have known that some lizards have green blood due to bile pigments:

In fact, six species of lizards found in New Guinea are known to have green blood. 113 kata lagi

Comparative Physiology

Malaria symptoms

  • uncomplicated symptoms – a sensation of cold with shivering, fever, headaches, and vomiting, seizures sometimes occur in younger people with the disease, sweats, followed by a return to normal temperature, with tiredness…
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Beth Davey: PhD student at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Beth Davey is completing her PhD in Medical Biology at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) and The University of Melbourne. Prior to commencing her PhD Beth studied a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry/Bachelor of Biomedical Science at La Trobe University and completed her Honours at the University of Melbourne. 1.087 kata lagi