Researchers find potential vaccine target for malaria

05/22/2014 | U.S. News & World Report

Researchers have created a vaccine using protective immune system cells dubbed PfSEA-1 from children apparently naturally resistant to malaria and tested it in mice. Results published in the journal Science showed that after vaccination, the subjects exhibited lower levels of the malaria parasite and survived longer than unvaccinated mice. Researchers explained that the antibodies were programmed to prevent the malaria parasite from getting out of the red blood cells to multiply and become more fatal.

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