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New Vaccine Boasts 100 Percent Effectiveness Against Malaria

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August 8, 2013
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The vaccine, called PfSPZ, is made of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, and weakened sporozoites.


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Experts in Africa Optimistic on Potential Malaria Vaccine

Experts in Africa Optimistic on Potential Malaria Vaccine

AFP (Oct. 8, 2013) Experts in Africa, the continent worst-hit by malaria, reacted with optimism but also caution on Tuesday at hopes that the first vaccine against the killer disease may soon reach the market.
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UK's Glaxo Smith Kline Aims to Market First Malaria Vaccine

UK's Glaxo Smith Kline Aims to Market First Malaria Vaccine

Reuters (Oct. 8, 2013) British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed it significantly cut cases of the disease in African children. As Joanna Partridge reports it will be welcome news for a UK company recently battered by a corruption scandal in China.
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New Vaccine Brings Hope for Hepatitis B Eradication

New Vaccine Brings Hope for Hepatitis B Eradication

Reuters (Aug. 5, 2013) Israeli drug company SciVac has developed a third-generation vaccine for Hepatitis B, a virus that kills more than half a million people each year. The company says the vaccine has the potential to stop the disease in its tracks and is currently seeking approval for its use in the United States and Europe.
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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific discipline that marries entomology and biotechnology.Many bugs are masters at adaptation and survival and they boast an incredibly robust immune system. Scientists from Giessen are searching for molecules and proteins with which insects successfully fight off bacteria and fungi. They've isolated a molecule from the multicolored Asian lady beetle which could work against tuberculosis and malaria. And even the honeycomb moth produces molecules that can combat disease-causing pathogens.
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