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Malaria

29 September 2010

Progress towards malaria vaccine

Scientists have made huge strides in the race to produce a malaria vaccine but their efforts to save hundreds of thousands of lives could be slowed by the global economic crisis.

Scientists have made huge strides in the race to produce a malaria vaccine but their efforts to save hundreds of thousands of lives could be slowed by the global economic crisis, officials said.

The advanced phase trial of RTS, S marked a pivotal point in developing a vaccine against malaria, said Colonel Christian Ockenhouse, director of the US Military Malaria Vaccine Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), which has been infecting US volunteers with malaria for 17 years to try to find a way of preventing the disease.

 

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