Immune Children Raise Hopes Of Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough, Rhode Island Hospital Study
5/27/2014 7:38:33 AM
Researchers' discovery of an antibody that halts the progress of malaria by caging its parasites in red blood cells, has raised fresh hopes of a vaccine against a disease that kills more than 600,000 people a year. The team of scientists, led by Jonathan Kurtis of Rhode Island hospital's centre for international health research, found the antibody while investigating why 6% of a group of 785 Tanzanian children possessed natural protection against malaria.
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