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Scientists at Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have used genetic tests to discover a group of proteins that help the malaria parasite infect red blood cells. The eight proteins produce a glue-like substance that causes the blood cells to stick to the blood vessels, preventing their transport to the spleen and elimination by the immune system. They hope to use the proteins as future drug targets.

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