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Plasmodium falciparum

HACK THE ATTACK  A malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is expert at invading red blood cells (shown in this colored TEM image). But a hybrid protein that spans the red blood cell membrane can thwart an attack, a new study found.

Germline stem cells

EGG-CITING DEVELOPMENT  Germline stem cells (orange circles, left) implanted into a mouse’s ovary move to the edge of the ovary (middle) and begin developing into eggs. By day 6 (right) the cells began making a protein called STRA8 (pointed out with red arrow), one sign that they were starting to turn into eggs.

chimpanzee and human

THE DIFFERENCE  Humans and chimpanzees are easy to tell apart, even though they share a primate ancestor. Jumping genes helped sculpt their distinctions.

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