"Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise In Early Trial"

"A viable, effective vaccine against malaria has long eluded scientists. Results from a preliminary study have ignited hope that a new type of vaccine could change that. The experimental vaccine offered strong protection against malaria when given at high doses, scientists Thursday in the journal Science."

The study was extremely small and short-term. And the candidate vaccine still has a long way to go before it could be used in the developing world.

Nevertheless, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, calls the findings unprecedented."

Jason Beaubien reports for NPR's All Things Considered August 8, 2013.


"Malaria Vaccine Highly Effective in Small U.S. Test" (Reuters)

"Test of PfSPZ Malaria Vaccine Encouraging" (Los Angeles Times)

"Zapped Malaria Parasite Raises Vaccine Hopes" (Nature News)

"Investigational Malaria Vaccine Found Safe And Protective" (NIH Press Release)

"U.S. Reports a Breakthrough in Malaria Vaccine" (CNN)

Abstract of Science Article by Robert A. Seder et al.

Summary: "Unconventional Vaccine Shows Promise Against Malaria" (Science)

Source: NPR, 08/09/2013