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Attacking early proves a promising path for a better malaria vaccine

Researchers have identified a mechanism that could enable a better malaria vaccine

Many efforts to develop malaria vaccines in recent decades have focused on triggering an immune response to prevent the disease from infecting liver cells. But researchers at the Burnet Institute have examined the potential to attack the parasite earlier – as soon as it enters the bloodstream from a mosquito bite – and they’ve identified an important mechanism for vaccines to target.

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