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Iowa State University scientists study how malaria parasites take over human red blood cells

By Fred Love, Iowa State University News Service

The parasites that cause malaria make themselves at home inside a host’s red blood cells. Iowa State University’s Josh Beck, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has shown in a pair of newly published articles just how that process works. This new understanding could help to identify new ways to treat malaria.