Colorized electron micrograph of red blood cell infected with malaria parasites (blue). The small bumps on the infected cell show how the parasite remodels its host cell. Uninfected cells (red) have smoother surfaces.
Plasmodium parasites sickened more than 200 million people globally in 2010 and killed about Scientists discover chemical modification in human malaria parasite DNA! Could lead to new drugs!
An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently-used drugs. This discovery at the University of Cambridge was aided by Eve an artificially-intelligent robot scientist. http://ift.tt/2Dorjk0