Scientists develop novel method to suppress malaria parasite’s virulence genes, break the code of its immune evasion

25 febrero 2015

Up to one million people, mostly pregnant woman and young children, are killed each year by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes the most devastating form of human malaria. Now, researchers have revealed the genetic trickery this deadly parasite deploys to escape attack by the human immune system.