Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Two studies show that Plasmodium—the genus of protozoans that cause malaria—have an internal sense of time that synchronizes with their host’s circadian rhythms and allows the parasites to collectively attack blood cells.
Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction

Two studies show that Plasmodium—the genus of protozoans that cause malaria—have an internal sense of time that synchronizes with their host’s circadian rhythms and allows the parasites to collectively attack blood cells.

Two studies show that Plasmodium—the genus of protozoans that cause malaria—have an internal sense of time that synchronizes with their host’s circadian rhythms and allows the parasites to collectively attack blood cells.

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