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2014-04-18 12:07:29

Children in Mali (and many other regions where malaria is common) are infected with malaria parasites more than 100 times a year, but they get sick with malaria fever only a few times.

2014-04-18 12:06:02

Malaria-related complications remain a major cause of death for children in many parts of the world.

2014-04-04 10:29:01

When cannibals ate brains of people who died from prion disease, many of them fell ill with the fatal neurodegenerative disease as well.

2014-03-28 09:26:17

A combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors is believed to cause autoimmune (type 1) diabetes.

2014-02-14 11:15:45

Newborns are more susceptible to infections, presumably because of their immature and inexperienced immune systems.

2014-02-07 13:09:09

A genetic mechanism that controls the production of a large spike-like protein on the surface of Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria alters the ability of the bacteria to form clumps and to cause disease.

2014-02-07 12:55:29

Viruses mutate fast, which means they can quickly become resistant to anti-viral drugs.

2014-01-31 10:44:45

HIV infection has many unhealthy consequences on the body, but in particular it messes up the gut.

2014-01-24 11:28:51

Currently approved flu vaccines are less effective in the elderly, yet an estimated 90% of influenza-related deaths occur in people over 65.

2014-01-17 11:22:44

Schistosoma mansoni and its close relatives are parasitic flatworms that affect millions worldwide and kill an estimated 250,000 people a year.


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