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A mutation on the surface of human red blood cells provides protection against malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium vivax.
Study proves blood-stage infection due to population mixing and disease evolution
WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the start of the HIV epidemic, it appeared that some of the people who were infected with the virus were able to ward off the fatal effects of the disease longer than others.
New research has found that a gene variant may make Africans more vulnerable to HIV infection, while also helping them live longer once infected. The genetic variation originated thousands of years ago to protect Africans from malaria, the researchers said Wednesday.
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