Biomarkers in blood could aid diagnosis of crippling, often fatal forms of malaria

McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health
University of Toronto / University Health Network

malariaCanadian researchers have identified protein biomarkers that shed new light on the development of two severe and debilitating forms of malaria.

The findings may let doctors detect earlier two crippling malaria variations – one that develops in the placenta of pregnant women affecting countless unborn children, the other, cerebral malaria, that develops in the brain’s blood vessels – malaria’s most deadly form.

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