Study shows platelets' role in fighting malaria

02/11/2009 | Mercury (Tasmania, Australia), The

Australian researchers discovered that small blood platelet cells can kill malarial parasites. The study also found that aspirin, which is usually used to treat malaria symptoms such as fever actually inhibits the platelets' ability to kill the parasites. The researchers plan to conduct further studies to determine how platelets are able to do this and develop new treatments for the disease.

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