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Caption: This shows an introductory diagram of the work describing the basic understanding of how platelets may kill malaria parasites inside red blood cells. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Dec. 7, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Brendan McMorran at Macquarie University in Sydney, NSW, Australia, and colleagues was titled, “Platelet Factor 4 and Duffy Antigen Required for Platelet Killing of Plasmodium falciparum.”
Credit: [Image courtesy of Brendan McMorran and Golda Mitchell, Macquarie University]
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