Malaria

Two gene clues for resistance to malaria

Scientists in Germany and Africa on Wednesday said they had found two variants of genes that help to explain why some lucky individuals do not develop severe malaria.

Aug 15, 2012
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How malaria evades the body's immune response

(Medical Xpress) -- The parasites that cause human malaria and make it particularly lethal have a unique ability to evade destruction by the body’s immune system, diminishing its ability to develop immunity ...

Jul 12, 2012
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