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Malaria Caught on Tape!

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This just in, breaking footage of malaria caught in the act of breaking into and infecting a red blood cell!

This footage comes to us from the Institute of Medical Research out of Melbourne  Australia.  The invading parasite is called Plasmodium, and it has been known to kill nearly 1 million people worldwide each year.

You can read more about the video here at New Scientist.
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/01/malaria-caught-breaking-and-entering-red-blood-cell.html

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January 20th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

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