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Malaria Parasite Uses Antibody Camouflage To Hide

Scientists from Rigshospitalet – Copenhagen University Hospital – and the University of Copenhagen have discovered malaria parasites use a type of antibody camouflage to hide from the immune system in the placentas of pregnant women, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a University of Copenhagen press release states. The researchers plan to examine whether the malaria parasite uses its camouflage abilities during other stages of infection (7/11).