Friday, January 21, 2011

Malaria parasite caught on camera invading cell

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Malaria parasite caught on camera invading cell
Researchers in Australia have for the first time captured in moving 
pictures the moment when a Plasmodium parasite, responsible for malaria, 
invades a human red blood cell. The team from the Walter and Eliza Hall 
Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia, used transmission 
electron microscopy and 3D immuno-fluorescence microscopy to record a 
series of still images during the 30-second-long invasion, and combined 
them into a movie. 

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