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Cyto-Adhesion of Malaria Parasites during Fever Uncovered

New research shows how the cyto-adhesion of plasmodium-infected red blood cells is enhanced at hot temperatures. Malaria is the most prevalent blood-borne infectious disease caused by parasites of the species Plasmodium. In 2016, more than 216 million malaria infections were reported resulting in 445,000 deaths across the developing world.

Gut Bacterium: Role in Reversing Insulin Resistance

Move over Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. There's a new health-promoting gut bacterium in town, and it's called Akkermansia muciniphila. You will not find its benefits at the bottom of a yogurt cup. But a new study has identified more than one way to nurture its growth in the gut and offered evidence that it may maintain—and even restore—health as we age.