.. mutation found to possess ‘super’ immunity to viruses
(NaturalNews) Some interesting discoveries in the area of gene encoding are generating fresh buzz within the scientific community. A new study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine has identified a rare type of gene mutation in some humans that appears to confer “super” immunity to viruses, a finding that some scientists hope will lead to breakthroughs in the fight against infectious diseases.
Two children with a rare defect in the gene MOGS, which encodes mannosyl-oligosaccharide glucosidase, were the subjects behind this new discovery. Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that the two children possessed an unusual natural immunity to influenza, herpes, dengue fever, hepatitis C, HIV and a host of other potentially deadly viruses that is not present in most other people.