The vaccine known as "RTS,S", made by GlaxoSmithKline, was the first "candidate" vaccine against malaria and was initially developed as long ago as 1987. This fact alone indicates just how difficult and tortuous it is to manufacture a safe, reliable and effective vaccine against the malaria parasite.
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Friday 22 October 2010
The deadly impact of malaria in India could be much worse than previously thought, according to a new report that claims 13 times more people may annually die from the disease.
Friday 22 October 2010
Wednesday 20 October 2010
A human guinea pig who sparked a major manhunt after he went missing earlier this month while taking part in a pioneering trial to find a vaccine for malaria was in hospital in the Netherlands last night.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
A nurse who went missing after taking part in a medical trial for a treatment for malaria has turned up safe and well in the Netherlands, police said today.
Friday 15 October 2010
A nurse who disappeared after taking part in a medical trial for malaria may have travelled abroad, police say.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
When Matthew Lloyd volunteered to take part in clinical trials to help find a vaccine for malaria, he was signing up for a project which it is hoped could one day eradicate a disease that kills one million people each year.
Friday 01 October 2010
Widespread government corruption and theft of anti-malarial drugs is preventing the poorest people in Uganda from receiving treatment for a preventable disease that kills 300 people in the country every day, an investigation has revealed.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Saturday 18 September 2010
Thursday 16 September 2010
Friday 16 July 2010
It looks ingenious. If you can't eradicate malaria in humans, why not do so in mosquitoes? It would accomplish a goal of which scientists hardly dared dream: a malaria-free world.
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