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Parasite-Blocking Antigen Discovery May Lead To Malaria Vaccine
2014-05-23 08:37:58

[ Watch the Video: Protein May Lead To Malaria Vaccine ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Malaria remains a dangerous disease in the developing world, killing more than 627,000 people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because most deaths associated with malaria occur in children in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding a vaccine against the deadly virus is all too important. New research, by a team from Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), has uncovered...

Boosting A Malaria Vaccine
2013-12-27 12:34:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Thursday, a prominent malaria vaccine could be drastically improved by utilizing the right mix of proteins taken from the surface of the virus. The study researchers focused on the virus’ AMA1 protein, which the human body recognizes and uses to stimulate an immune response. However, the protein exists in multiple strains – causing problems for researchers looking to...

2013-11-14 12:45:34

Partners agree on approach for developing vaccines capable of reducing malaria cases by 75 percent, and to enable malaria elimination The world should aim to have vaccines which reduce malaria cases by 75 percent, and are capable of eliminating malaria, licensed by 2030, according to the updated 2013 Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap, launched today. This new target comes in addition to the original 2006 Roadmap's goal of having a licensed vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum malaria,...

World's First Malaria Vaccine Could Save Millions Of Lives
2013-10-08 11:00:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is expected to seek regulatory approval for a malaria vaccine that recently delivered promising results in a large-scale trial conducted across Africa. The new vaccine – dubbed RTS,S – would be the world’s first malaria vaccine and could significantly boost public health in parts of Africa where malaria runs rampant. "In Africa we experience nearly 600,000 deaths annually from malaria, mainly children...

2013-03-21 10:12:50

Long-term follow-up of a phase II study from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Oxford University researchers in Kenya shows that the efficacy of a malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, wanes over time and varies with exposure to the malaria parasite. The findings will help to inform which populations are likely to benefit most from the vaccine candidate. They also have important implications for the design of future clinical trials of this and other vaccine candidates and highlight...

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Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.