Science in Focus: Cracking Crystals to Fight Malaria

enhanced image of crystals left behind by malaria parasites

Science in Focus, a new series from the UCSF News Center, highlights the beauty of science at UCSF and the fascinating research taking place behind each image.


In this month's edition... For over a century, a simple test for malaria has been to smear a drop of blood between two slides and look for crystals that the parasite leaves behind. Now UC San Francisco researchers are learning more about what guides the formation of these crystals, which could lead to new treatments for malaria.

Read the full story on the UCSF News Center. (Photo by Jong Seto)