Simple Blood Test Predicts Anemia Risk After Malaria Treatment (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Even after artesunate therapy eliminates malaria parasites, previously-infected red blood cells retain a protein called HRP2 on their surfaces, which can be used to predict post-treatment anemia. Credit P.A. Ndour et al., Science Translational Medicine (2017)] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail 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.