Dr. Regina Cordy Seeking Better Detection for Chronic Malaria

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A new study, led by Wake Forest University’s Dr. Regina Joice Cordy, is taking a step forward to better help people suffering from chronic malaria!

The study sheds light on how a successful parasite can coexist in its host without killing it. . . . [W]e observe a series of changes in metabolic activity as host and parasite go into a state where they’re coexisting. It seems they adapt to each other in a metabolic sense.” – Dr. Regina Cordy, Assistant Professor of Biology

The malaria metabolomics research was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research team includes scientists from Emory University, Mahidol University, and the University of Georgia. The study was funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

You may read more from author Alicia Roberts at Wake Forest News.