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Researchers find important element in the fight against sleeping sickness

Researchers from have taken an important step in the fight against , a disease that is a in parts of Africa. According to the (WHO), the disease threatens approximately 60 million people and the treatment options are poor.

[Three-Dimensional Structure]
With the help of X-ray crystallography, the researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of the receptor that the parasite uses to bind hemoglobin in the blood stream.
Credit: Christian Brix Folsted Andersen


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Aarhus University