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Malaria: Blood Cells Behaving Badly, National University of Singapore (NUS) Study


6/11/2014 6:41:15 AM

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All the billions of flat, biconcave disks in our body known as red blood cells (or erythrocytes) make three basic, tumbling-treadmill-type motions when they wend their way through the body's bloodstream ferrying oxygen from our lungs to our brains and other tissues. That is, unless they are infected with malaria parasites, in which case their motions are completely different.

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