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Genetic Material in Blood Cells May Affect Malaria Parasites, Duke University Medical Center Study



8/16/2012 7:41:08 AM

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center may finally have discovered why people with sickle cell disease get milder cases of malaria than individuals who have normal red blood cells. In a finding that has eluded scientists for years, Duke researchers discovered that genetic material in red blood cells may help alter parasite activity via a novel mechanism that alters parasite gene regulation.

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