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Red blood cell infected with malaria parasites

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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.
Credit: NIAID/RML

Related story: "Scientists Find Genetic Basis for Key Parasite Function in Malaria - NIH Researchers Show Parasites Create Feeding Ion Channels in Blood Cells" (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2011/Pages/malariaClag.aspx)
 
 

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