Engineered capillaries model traffic in tiny blood vessels

Engineered human capillaries are providing an astounding view of how red blood cells transit ultra-small blood vessels.advertisement This new platform was used in a recent study to learn how severe malaria infection causes red cells to get stuck in blood microvessels. As they accumulate, the parasite-infected red cells obstruct the narrowest routes of blood flow […]

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Researchers map malaria parasites proliferating in human blood cells

Malaria parasites transform healthy red blood cells into rigid versions of themselves that clump together, hindering the transportation of oxygen. The infectious disease affects more than 200 million people across the world and causes nearly half a million deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization’s 2018 report on malaria. Until now, however, researchers […]

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