Washington: In a new study, researchers have suggested a new way to develop drugs and vaccines to tackle malaria.Research into malaria parasites, which exist in male and female forms and mate to spread the disease, suggests that treatments would be more likely to succeed if designed to target female forms of the parasite.Scientists found that male parasites can adapt to new surroundings faster than the females.When malaria infects the bloodstream after a mosquito bite, the male parasites are better able to react quickly to repeated attacks by the immune system and so are likely to be harder to treat with drugs and vaccines.Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, who took part in the study, examined the genetic fingerprint of various species of malaria parasites at different stages in their life cycles.
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