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In Vitro Malaria Sporozoite Production May Lead to Cheaper Vaccines
A method for culturing the infectious stage of the Plasmodium lifecycle could increase malaria vaccine production efficiency by tenfold, study authors say.
In Vitro Malaria Sporozoite Production May Lead to Cheaper Vaccines
In Vitro Malaria Sporozoite Production May Lead to Cheaper Vaccines

A method for culturing the infectious stage of the Plasmodium lifecycle could increase malaria vaccine production efficiency by tenfold, study authors say.

A method for culturing the infectious stage of the Plasmodium lifecycle could increase malaria vaccine production efficiency by tenfold, study authors say.

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The unicellular species Stentor roeseli performs a form of sequential decision-making to avoid irritating stimuli.
Protozoans Found With No Dedicated Stop Codons
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Some ciliates use the same trio of nucleotides to code for an amino acid and to stop translation.
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Karen Zusi | Sep 30, 2016 | 1 min read
Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.
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Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2015 | 2 min read
A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.
Shuffling Through Seven Sexes
Dan Cossins | Mar 28, 2013 | 1 min read
Researchers show that random rearrangement of DNA determines which of seven possible mating types the offspring of a single-celled microbe will be.
Epigenetic Enigmas
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 16, 2012 | 3 min read
Overturning previous studies, a peculiar protozoan mysteriously uses a DNA-markup system to take out the genetic trash.   
The Salinella salve Mystery
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Salinella salve, an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding…
Gone Missing, circa 1892
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012 | 3 min read
A unique organism sighted only once, more than a century ago, could shed light on the evolution of multicellularity—if it ever actually existed.
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