AWESOME: Zapped Malaria Parasite Vaccine | Achieves 100% ProtectionSubmitted by goldenequity on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 19:21
Maverick malaria vaccine achieves 100% protection using parasites from irradiated mosquitoes
The vaccine, using a weakened form of the whole malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum to invoke an immune response, was developed by Sanaria, a company based in Rockville, Maryland, and led by Stephen Hoffman, a veteran malaria researcher. Sanaria succeeded in raising mosquitoes in sterile conditions on an industrial scale, feeding them blood infected with the malaria parasite and then irradiating them to weaken the parasite so that it can still infect people but not cause disease.
This malaria vaccine has become the first to provide 100% protection against the disease, confounding critics and far surpassing any other experimental malaria vaccine tested. (nothing else comes even close!)