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Malaria

Mass tool for diagnosis

Efficient and sensitive methods to determine whether, and to what extent, a person is infected with malaria should help to improve treatment. A high-tech approach, using mass spectrometry, may be the answer.

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Figure 1: In the blood — the malaria parasite (brown) in a sectioned human red blood cell (green).

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Mann, M. Mass tool for diagnosis. Nature 418, 731–732 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/418731a

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