Monday, July 20, 2015

How blood group O protects against malaria

"It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. Now a team of Scandinavian scientists explains the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O provides, and suggest that the selective pressure imposed by malaria may contribute to the variable global distribution of ABO blood groups in the human population." Read the article: How blood group O protects against malaria - Science Daily, March 9, 2015