MBI 111- Malaria Article

MBI 111- Malaria Article - Nicholas Connolly MBI 111...

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Nicholas Connolly MBI 111 Section E 2/10/2010 Break Through in the Malaria Study This article talks about a break through in the study of the very deadly disease known as Malaria. Malaria is a very dangerous disease common in mostly tropical areas. Malaria is caused by Plasmodia and is transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito known as Anopheles. Victims suffer from the chills and a severe fever and kills one to three million people every year. Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) School of Biological Sciences (SBS), has done phenomenal research and is close to finding a vaccine and more potent drugs for the cure of malaria. “They have discovered a world first in successfully using transcriptional profiling to uncover hitherto unknown gene expression (activity) patterns in malaria”. Transcriptional profiling is having the ability to look at thousands of genes at once so they can get an overall picture of what the disease looks like. This breakthrough is so important because now the scientists have
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