Navigation Links
UM School of Medicine scientists find new malaria vaccine is safe and protective in children
Date:2/3/2010

le using medications, though drug resistance is a relatively common problem. Eradicating the disease has become a priority for scientists and health officials worldwide. An effective and broadly protective vaccine is a key step toward that goal.

In addition to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's support of Dr. Plowe's research, the study was sponsored by the U.S. Army and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The new vaccine, called FMP2.1/AS02A, was developed as part of a longstanding research collaboration between the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSK). The vaccine consists of a form of the AMA-1 protein, invented and manufactured by WRAIR, and the AS02 Adjuvant System, developed and manufactured by GSK. The Adjuvant System is a compound that boosts the immune response to the vaccine. Previous studies in the U.S. and in Mali already have found the vaccine to be safe and to produce strong immune responses in adults.

The vaccine, based on a single strain of the falciparum malaria parasite the most common and deadliest form of the parasite found in Africa targets malaria in the blood stage. The blood stage is the period after the mosquito bite, when the parasite multiplies in the blood, causing disease and death. Other blood stage vaccines have been tested but none has shown the ability to prevent malaria disease.

For the study, the University of Maryland School of Medicine's CVD team collaborated with a group of Malian researchers from the Malaria Research and Training Center, led by Mahamadou Thera, M.D., Ph.D., and Ogobara Doumbo M.D., Ph.D. The study also included collaborators WRAIR, GSK Biologicals, NIAID and USAID.

The scientists tested the vaccine in 100 Malian children ages 1-6 at the Bandiagara Malaria Project in ru
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Buckelew
kbuckelew@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Biking to School Boosts Kids Fitness
2. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Reaches Development Milestone
3. UDM School of Dentistry Gives Kids A Smile
4. As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support
5. Missouri School District to Grade its Own Food Options
6. New York Schools and Nonprofits Received More Than 10,700 Books Through Verizons Seasons Readings Campaign
7. State Health, Education Leaders Applaud Luzerne County School for Boosting Physical Activity Among Students
8. More Recruiting of Underrepresented Minorities Needed at U.S. Medical Schools, Study Says
9. Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School
10. Remuda Ranch, Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders, and MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-Age Kids), Partner to Help Educate Parents, Teachers and Students About Eating Disorders
11. State Health, Education Leaders Hail Avonworth Middle School in Allegheny County for Boosting Physical Activity Among Students
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... approaching, a new study reveals that states that routinely perform ... drivers on their roads. The finding suggests that states ... to deter inebriated revelers from getting behind the wheel in ... passed regarding drinking and driving," said study lead author James ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 Veretekk.com, Inc. ... JM Ocean Avenue. JM Ocean Avenue has secured ... Veretekk online automated marketing system. JM Ocean Avenue ... 2014 merger of Ocean Avenue and JM International, with ... $2 Billion per year company. , “After nearly 2 ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... MA (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 ... management solutions, announced today that it has received ... Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Disease Management (DM) ... pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary heart disease and diabetes. ... from NCQA for Health Dialog’s Disease Management (DM) ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Emergo Group, Inc., a medical device ... North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia ... for its 2015 Medical Device Industry Survey. Each year, ... business and market trends as well as regulatory and ... areas including:, , Overall prospects for ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... For the second year in a row, ... Coffees of 2014.” Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Sumatra Ulos Batak ... at number 10. This is the first year that any ... is ranked on quality, value, and other aspects, including certifications ... of 100, and at $17.99 for 12-ounces, was also the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds 2Health News:Enforcement of Drunk Driving Laws Makes Roads Safer, Study Finds 3Health News:JM Ocean Avenue secures the strategic advantages of Veretekk 2Health News:JM Ocean Avenue secures the strategic advantages of Veretekk 3Health News:JM Ocean Avenue secures the strategic advantages of Veretekk 4Health News:Health Dialog Receives NCQA Accreditation for Disease Management Programs 2Health News:Emergo’s Annual Survey Assessing the State of the Medical Device Industry Now Open 2Health News:Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Ranks Second and Tenth in Coffee Review’s ‘Top 30 Coffees of 2014’ 2
... CHAPEL HILL -- When pregnant women are at high risk ... has been shown to reduce the babys chances of having ... multiple injections of corticosteroids, and a new study shows that ... of cerebral palsy among children of these mothers. , Our ...
... the great questions of neurobiology, how the brain is ... a young French scientist in an award winning project ... European Heads of Research Councils (EuroHORCS). Sonia Garel ... annually to young scientists, to pursue her ground breaking ...
... to low-glycemic carbs prevents the lethal illness, study finds ... in quick-burning carbohydrates may cause fatty liver disease, which ... a study in mice by researchers at Children,s Hospital ... it may mean that fatty liver disease can be ...
... New guidelines on the diagnosis and management of cows ... Disease in Childhood, are set to improve the standard ... food allergy in children.1 The Guidelines for the Diagnosis ... extensively hydrolysed (eHF) and amino acid-based formulas (AAF), and ...
... been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Directors ... is one of 12 recipients nationwide to win the ... award is designed to support individual scientists of exceptional ... biomedical and behavioral research. The term pioneering is used ...
... the review of approximately 12,000 emergency diagnostic imaging exams ... the midst of our research, a vigorous national debate ... prior to independent call, said Richard B. Ruchman, MD, ... and subsequently approved a new requirement that would mandate ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Multiple corticosteroid injections in pregnant women may increase cerebral palsy 2Health News:EURYI project to understand how the brain wires during embryogenesis 2Health News:Diet Change Can Curb Fatty Liver Disease 2Health News:New guidelines set to improve standard of cows' milk allergy care 2Health News:New guidelines set to improve standard of cows' milk allergy care 3Health News:Decision-making by residents on-call has 'miniscule' negative impact on patient care 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... December 15, 2014 Investor-Edge has initiated ... ZGNX ), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... SNY ), and Novartis AG (NYSE: ... accessed at: http://investor-edge.com/register . On Friday, December ... the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.79%, to finish the ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... LONDON and BOSTON , ... the leading GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company, ... patents in the United States ... of these patents in the US significantly strengthens the ... the major pharmaceutical markets. The suite of ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... Ala. , Dec. 12, 2014 ... purchased the HiSeq X Ten sequencing system manufactured ... enable HudsonAlpha to produce and analyze genomic data ... stems from the Institute,s commitment to research programs ... The HiSeq X Ten provides unprecedented capacity, speed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Analysts View on Pharma Equities - Zogenix, Eli Lilly, Nektar Therapeutics, Sanofi, and Novartis 2Analysts View on Pharma Equities - Zogenix, Eli Lilly, Nektar Therapeutics, Sanofi, and Novartis 3Analysts View on Pharma Equities - Zogenix, Eli Lilly, Nektar Therapeutics, Sanofi, and Novartis 4Analysts View on Pharma Equities - Zogenix, Eli Lilly, Nektar Therapeutics, Sanofi, and Novartis 5Heptares Extends Global Patent Protection for GPCR-Focused Drug Discovery Platform With Grant of Core Patents in the United States 2HudsonAlpha announces purchase of Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system 2HudsonAlpha announces purchase of Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system 3
... YORK, April 20, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... Successful Strategies for Drug Repositioning ... Introduction This report Highlights ... to drug development. The success of the approach is ...
... Sagent Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: SGNT ) announced the ... of the offering has been increased from the previously announced ... stock at a price to the public of $16.00 per ... NASDAQ Global Market on April 20, 2011 under the ticker ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Successful Strategies for Drug Repositioning 2Reportlinker Adds Successful Strategies for Drug Repositioning 3Reportlinker Adds Successful Strategies for Drug Repositioning 4Sagent Pharmaceuticals Upsizes and Prices Initial Public Offering 2
... is a hospital grade Nd: YAG laser ... precise, reliable means for performing posterior capsulotomy, ... can be used for the treatment of ... (posterior capsulotomy), and closed-angle glaucoma (iridotomy). , ...
... Laserex Ultra Q is the fundamental capsulotmy laser ... energy delivery and provides 2855% less energy in ... mJs in contemporary systems. This technology eliminates ... the risk of IOL pitting. , , ...
... a high-end, mobile ultrasound imaging system. Its ... tremendous amount of processing power for generating ... Ultrasonix imaging systems provide excellent image quality ... Pulsed Doppler, Color Doppler Color Angio, Color ...
Protects the eye during or after surgery or trauma. Clear window dressing. Protects the eye allowing the patient to see....
Medicine Products: