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Contact: Lynn Yarris
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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Malaria Parasite

Caption: As shown in this X-ray image taken at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, the malaria parasite develops inside red blood cells, where it accumulates iron. It is vulnerable to the oxygen-based free radicals released by a powerful but scarce antimalarial drug known as artemisinin.

Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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