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The World in Medicine
December 15, 2004

Blocking Malaria Transmission

JAMA. 2004;292(23):2827. doi:10.1001/jama.292.23.2827-b

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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