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Date: 01/20/11 01:39 PM

81 Responses to Malaria Parasite Invades Blood Cell On Camera

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Link: Malaria Parasite Invades Blood Cell On Camera - The instant a malaria parasite invades a human red blood cell. It`s the first time the event has been recorded on video.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    This scares the poo out of me!
  3. Profile photo of MOTBO
    MOTBO Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    Science is sexy
  4. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    get it out
    get it out
    get it out
  5. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Oh my goodness. That was frightening. I might just faint.
  6. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    Malaria kills nearly one million people, and infects 250 million per year.

    One in every five (20%) childhood deaths in Africa is due to the effects of malaria. An African child has on average between 1.6 and 5.4 episodes of malaria fever each year. It also causes a large number of miscarriages in pregnant women.
  7. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Thats just........scary
  8. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    whoah O_O

    so what`s the reaction when the person has sickle cell anemia?
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm
    its mutating!
  10. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    It`s nice to see how this grainy black and white video of a blood cell gets a higher rating than those two porn trailers posted earlier.
  11. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    despite all medical science malaria has been going strong for hundreds of years. that be one big bada$$
  12. Profile photo of Solid_Cat
    Solid_Cat Male 13-17
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    holy carp...
  13. Profile photo of Manipura
    Manipura Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    not that badassy if you can be cured
  14. Profile photo of Airfalco
    Airfalco Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    People who have sickle cell are immune to malaria i think. It`s a trade-off. When you have only one gene for sickle cell rather than two, you don`t have full expression of the sickle cell condition and you`re immune to plasmodium, which is the parasite that results in malaria. It`s why there are more Africans with sickle cell anemia, since it`s a bit advantageous to them.
  15. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    "It`s nice to see how this grainy black and white video of a blood cell gets a higher rating than those two porn trailers posted earlier."

    Wait, you mean there is hope for society after all?
  16. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    Fuuuuuuuuu-
  17. Profile photo of propagandi
    propagandi Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    If we stained the cell with a dye, would that prohibit the invasion of the parasite through the cell membrane?
  18. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    I like how everytime IAB gets a good science link, IAB gets it`s extra dose of brain cells and science lovingness (no offense IAB)
  19. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm
    "so what`s the reaction when the person has sickle cell anemia?"

    About the same, but the blood cell is deformed and weakened and will likely burst shortly after the parasite starts reproducing, killing the offspring.
  20. Profile photo of lisalezah
    lisalezah Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    Wow, so the cell just dies?
  21. Profile photo of hampoofegg
    hampoofegg Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    The cell was like "Huh?", to "That`s a little odd..." to "WHAT THE drat?! *gurgle*"
  22. Profile photo of Skythe
    Skythe Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Damn you, stop raping my blood cells!
  23. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    Cant deny it, caught in the act!
  24. Profile photo of Caretta
    Caretta Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    Wooooooow.
  25. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    "Wow, so the cell just dies?"

    No, the parasite hijacks the cell, using it to make more parasites while appearing to be just a red blood cell to the body`s immune system.

    I did some more research, and there seems to be another reason why sickle-cell carriers are resistant; the parasite can`t digest the mutated haemoglobin.
  26. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    Science all up in dis bitch.
  27. Profile photo of evanbartlett
    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    "so what`s the reaction when the person has sickle cell anemia?"

    Those with SCA are predisposed to NOT contracting malaria. In fact, many biologists now believe that SCA is an evolutionary response to malaria. (Of course, SCA has its own costs, but compared to death via malaria, it`s a win.)
  28. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    There are no cells in the bible therefore cells don`t exist. This video is the work of Satan.
  29. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    @lisalezah
    not yet, if the video went on for a couple more seconds, you would have seen the cell explode, giving off more of them. It`s like a zombie, except if you get bitten, a hundred more zombies come out.
  30. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    George Clooney contracts malaria following trip to Sudan - Link
  31. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    Thieving little b&*%ard.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    now this is good TV!
  33. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    It`s so horrifying what viruses and all these nasty micro-organisms can do >_<
  34. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    This is amazing!
  35. Profile photo of rainbowfarts
    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    That was super creepy!
  36. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    love the science posts
  37. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    GOOD POST!!! How Freaking crazy is that shiz!?
  38. Profile photo of Slotherder
    Slotherder Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    KekS:
    "It`s nice to see how this grainy black and white video of a blood cell gets a higher rating than those two porn trailers posted earlier."

    --Just wait until they start filming porn trailers via transmission electron microscopy and 3D immuno-flourescence. The ratings will sky-rocket.

    On a more serious note: This is awesome. Wish we were able to get more real-time observations of phenomena like this. Very difficult and costly.
  39. Profile photo of Fizban
    Fizban Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    I love NewScientist. I go on there everyday.
  40. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    Cellular rape?
  41. Profile photo of Arvz
    Arvz Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm
    oh god that actually scared the crap out of me.
  42. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    holy freakin` poo...remind me to never get malaria...
  43. Profile photo of Doorman
    Doorman Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    we need to call the internet police!!
  44. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    That was interesting! I had to take anti-malarials for a long time (that sh*t will make you hallucinate. Not kidding)... and I always wondered what it would look like if those little buggers got inside. Thank GOD I never got the `laria, everyone else did though.
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    whydoucare Male 13-17
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    awesome!
  46. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    woah....
  47. Profile photo of Moltenroks
    Moltenroks Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    That... Was actually pretty cool.
  48. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm
    Soon we will have little robots fighting those smaller round things for us.
  49. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    wow AWESOME!
  50. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    Living, hiding, breed in your liquid body.
    Lil` bastards.

    Lazy, yep nano bots that could zap the malaria parasite, not munch on anything stupid, not attract the attention of the white cells and not slack off and have a party in the liver would be much better than the current anti-malarials.
  51. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    Amazing- was I the only one that wanted to reach it and squash the little bugger?
  52. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    kinda scary, thats intense
  53. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 12:07 am
    Dammit Malaria! This is why we cant have nice things!
  54. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 12:09 am
    really? that`s the best quality we can get of that? I could go book time for free with equipment capable of higher resolution than that...
  55. Profile photo of xblackstarx
    xblackstarx Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2011 at 1:20 am
    And boom goes the dynamite.
  56. Profile photo of iLove
    iLove Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 4:06 am
    What is? Your inability to troll effectively?
  57. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 4:48 am
    i refuse to watch this, the idea of seeing microscopic things shifting around on my screen freaks me out.
  58. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 6:31 am
    First time it was recorded in 1956 maybe...
  59. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 21, 2011 at 7:03 am


    Whoa!!! Science is most excellent!


  60. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 7:49 am
    pwned
  61. Profile photo of GhettoNinja
    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 7:57 am
    That was hot!
  62. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:10 am
    "Video unavailable - please try again" for like an hour now.
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    Jofferwry Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:16 am
    Pretty damn awesome.
  64. Profile photo of TheTumor
    TheTumor Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Damnit, gerry. I gotta get up earlier in the morning to beat you to the good comments.
  65. Profile photo of TheTumor
    TheTumor Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:30 am
    Needed dramatic music. Much dissapoint.
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    ViiZedek Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 8:53 am
    scary! x_x
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    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:14 am
    Now that is cool.
  68. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:15 am
    Did anyone else see the evil kitty face with glowing eyes at the end?
  69. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2011 at 9:40 am
    This link has had some of the best comments I`ve read in months. Group pat on the back.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 10:59 am
    Then, the red blood cell eats some Chinese food all casual and what not with his cronies in the ear lobe when `BLURGH!` a little alien mini malaria bursts out of the Red blood cells chest.
  71. Profile photo of adlinbaby
    adlinbaby Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:52 am
    that`s not very good
  72. Profile photo of obeydarklord
    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    would`ve been nice to have some commentary as well as visual cues for us whom don`t understand things on a cellular level.
  73. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    :39

    i said "OH WHAT THE F*CK?!"
  74. Profile photo of iLoveChoo
    iLoveChoo Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:38 pm
    Plasmodium falciparum FTW
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    marissameows Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    amazing
  76. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 4:18 am
    ewwwww! it deformed it!
  77. Profile photo of Ranakamarth
    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 7:06 am
    I love new scientist!!
  78. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    January 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm
    wow, thats a bit concerning
  79. Profile photo of gammapane
    gammapane Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2011 at 5:44 am
    all i could think throughout was "die die die"
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 24, 2011 at 7:57 am
    Faster than I thought it would be.

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