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Malaria invasion of cell caught on camera

For the first time ever, the point when a malaria parasite enters a red blood cell has been caught on camera by researchers in Austrailia.

The process, as explained by the New Scientist, takes less than 30 seconds and was recorded using microscopic equipment.

The research was led by Jake Baum at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.

See it in action:

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