Malaria research at MSU

New research out of Michigan State University could help save the lives of children with a deadly form of malaria.​ ​The MSU study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, says researchers have discovered what causes the death of children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease.​ ​MSU osteopathic physician Terrie Taylor says her research team discovered that some children with cerebral malaria develop massively swollen brains and those are the children who die. She says the next step is to identify what’s causing the swelling and then develop treatments targeting those causes. ​ ​Over half a million people die from malaria each year, mostly children younger than five years old.  (MRN)

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