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 16 July 2010
A novel weapon in the battle against malaria has been developed by scientists: the malaria-proof mosquito.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Cheryl Cole spent two hours in intensive care after being diagnosed with the deadly disease malaria, it was reported today.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Katie O'Brien must be thinking how peaceful everything is here at the Australian Open. Nobody demanded £900 in cash before she got on the plane; there have been no bodies lying in the road en route to the tennis centre; police escorts are not necessary; and she has not gone down with food poisoning or a tropical disease.
Tuesday 12 January 2010
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Almost three decades after Aids first emerged, official confirmation came yesterday that new infections with HIV are in decline. That is welcome news. Before we celebrate, though, it is important to note that the number living with HIV is not declining, but rising thanks to the life-saving effects of anti-retroviral drugs. Yet less than half of those who need the drugs are receiving them.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Earlier this month, Father Damien was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. This religious and spiritual ceremony was an opportunity to reflect on Father Damien's life and the lives of those with whom he is most closely associated - people affected by leprosy.
Sunday 04 October 2009
Love 2 is a return to the source for "Air French Band". (It's so much more satisfying to call them that awkward album-sticker name, don't you think? Just as the disambiguating "The London Suede" is actually a better name than Suede.)
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Wednesday 12 August 2009
Sunday 05 July 2009
Since this group recently played live in London, this album is the necessary adjunct.
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