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MIT zooms in on malaria-infected cells
Work could aid in diagnostics, drug testing
Anne Trafton, News Office
In work that could lead to new ways of detecting and treating malaria, MIT researchers have used two advanced microscopy techniques to show in unprecedented detail how the malaria parasite attacks red blood cells.
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Photo / Patrick Gillooly
From left, graduate student YongKeun Park, School of Engineering
Dean Subra Suresh, Professor Michael Feld, and postdocs Monica Diez-Silva,
George Lykotrafitis and Wonshik Choi stand in the MIT Spectroscopy Laboratory.
The group has used microscopy techniques to show in unprecedented detail how
the malaria parasite attacks red blood cells.