Tag: Plasmodium falciparum

Keeping pace with changing parasite genetics

25.04.15 Malaria parasites adapt at a frightening rate. A global collaboration has compiled a large collection of P. falciparum genomes and is using this resource to keep up.

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Poised and waiting for malaria’s next move

11.09.14 Scientists across Africa have set up a network to track and rapidly respond to the emergence of antimalarial drug resistance. Sanger International Fellow Abdoulaye Djimdé explains why it’s so vital

Credit: The Wellcome Trust courtesy of RA Shooter, Wellcome Images

Secrets and secretions of merozoite proteins

10.07.14 If we can understand the function of the proteins displayed on the surface of malaria parasites, we might be able to make highly effective vaccines

Walking a thousand miles starts with one step

11 Sept 2012: The Malaria Programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is carrying out research addressing questions about the continuing emergence of drug resistance in malaria. Knowing which proteins in a cell are palmitoylated, specific protein-membrane interactions, can give important clues about their regulation or function—clues that can be used to piece together new ideas about how cells work.