Japanese researchers have identified a protein essential for the malarial
parasite to develop in mosquitoes to a stage when it can be transmitted to
humans, a discovery that might point to a possible strategy for controlling
the disease. The investigators reported their findings on November 1 in the
online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences of the United States of America (http://www.pnas.org).
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