August 24, 2022

Encouraging immune-response and safety data emerge from preliminary human test of a genetically attenuated parasite vaccine.

The Murphy Lab hopes the "prime-and-trap" method championed by the lab could be the future answer for a high efficacy malaria vaccine.
October 8, 2021

The World Health Organization says a malaria vaccine should be given to children across Africa.

January 22, 2020

The 3D microvessels can show how normal red blood cells squeeze through them, and malaria-infected cells become stalled.

July 17, 2019

Molecular test outperforms traditional blood smears in detecting parasites earlier in an infection

Mosquito on someones arm
July 17, 2019

For more than 100 years, researchers have been looking at blood smears through a microscope to diagnose malaria.

gene gun malaria vaccine study
August 31, 2018

Sean Murphy, a physician and scientist at the University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine, explains the latest efforts in his lab to develop a malaria vaccine.  In mice studies, his team is harnessing T cells to fight malaria in t

August 31, 2018

Prime-and-trap effort harnesses T cells, instead of antibodies, to fend off early-stage malaria infection in mice.


As 400,000 people a year are still being killed by malaria, researchers in Seattle are fervently working on a vaccine.

How close are they?

Generating protective immunity against the early liver stage of malaria infection is feasible but has been difficult to achieve in regions with high rates of malaria infection.


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