Sunday, July 22, 2012


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How Malaria Hijacks Your Immune System
Malaria infects at least 150 million people per year and kills over half a million people.... half the world’s population is susceptible to the disease.
Malaria is one of the things Bill Gates has worked on in his post Microsoft life. Many more people are talking about it now. Otherwise it used to be the poor person's disease.

Malaria is one of those hard to tie down tropical diseases. A software guy struggling with bio has business implications. Gates himself has said if he were to launch a startup today it would be in bio tech.

Software has viruses. Bio has malaria. Bio is still capital intensive. But that does not change its high growth potential status.
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