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Malaria’s deadly leap from chimps to humans

UMass-led scientists pinpoint the origin of the disease, and that may lead to better treatment

By Colin Nickerson
Globe Correspondent / November 9, 2009

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AMHERST - The terrible transfer took only an instant. One mosquito; one hot-blooded human target; one quick puncture of skin. Most likely, our distant ancestor reacted with no more than a scratch and a shrug. (Full article: 994 words)

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