Malaria Parasite (IMAGE) Washington University School of Medicine Caption Scientists may have found a way to imprison the malaria parasite in its protective chamber inside red blood cells. In the electron micrograph, the malaria parasites appear in blue and uninfected red blood cells are shown in red. Credit National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Usage Restrictions Please credit NIAID. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.