Eureka moment for potential parasite vaccine

Malaria NIAID

A red blood cell containing the malaria parasite, characterised by it’s bumpy exterior (blue) compared to the smooth, healthy blood cells (red). A new vaccine could be produced based on the antibodies formed in response to a protein. Credit image@ NIAID, flickr.com

A red blood cell containing the malaria parasite, characterised by it’s bumpy exterior (blue) compared to the smooth, healthy blood cells (red). A new vaccine could be produced based on the antibodies formed in response to a protein. Credit image@ NIAID, flickr.com