Encouraging immune-response and safety data emerge from preliminary human test of a genetically attenuated parasite vaccine.
The World Health Organization says a malaria vaccine should be given to children across Africa.
The 3D microvessels can show how normal red blood cells squeeze through them, and malaria-infected cells become stalled.
Molecular test outperforms traditional blood smears in detecting parasites earlier in an infection
For more than 100 years, researchers have been looking at blood smears through a microscope to diagnose malaria.
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
Prime-and-trap effort harnesses T cells, instead of antibodies, to fend off early-stage malaria infection in mice.
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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.