Medical research

Genes linked with malaria's virulence shared by apes, humans

The malaria parasite molecules associated with severe disease and death—those that allow the parasite to escape recognition by the immune system—have been shown to share key gene segments with chimp and gorilla malaria ...

Immunology

New weapon of the immune system discovered

Max Planck researchers have discovered a completely new way in which the immune system recognizes pathogens. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor has long been a focus of research for pharma-cologists and toxicologists, as it recognizes ...

Medical research

Leishmania virulence strategy unveiled

A team from the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) has made a scientific breakthrough regarding the virulence strategy employed by the Leishmania parasite to infect cells of the immune system. This microorganism ...

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