Posts Tagged ‘malaria’

UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance’ system; could lead to more efficient vaccines

Feb. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.

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Under the microscope, Chromera looks like inconspicuous "little brown balls." Credit: Patrick Keeling

“Little brown balls” tie malaria and algae to common ancestor: UBC research

Jun. 1, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

Inconspicuous “little brown balls” in the ocean have helped settle a long-standing debate about the origin of malaria and the algae responsible for toxic red tides, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.

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