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April 20, 2013 3:36 AM
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Quest for edible malarial vaccine leads to other potential medical uses for algae

Quest for edible malarial vaccine leads to other potential medical uses for algae | Virology News | Scoop.it
Can scientists rid malaria from the Third World by simply feeding algae genetically engineered with a vaccine?
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Answer is: no, as it happens, but algae could be useful for pathogens infecting via the mucosal surfaces.  I still think Chlamydomonas is a nasty bit of pond scum with low yields of recombinant protein, but who am I to argue with predicted if not actual success??  B-)

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March 21, 2013 4:04 AM
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Protection offered by GSK malaria vaccine fades over time - Reuters

Protection offered by GSK malaria vaccine fades over time - Reuters | Virology News | Scoop.it
The Guardian Protection offered by GSK malaria vaccine fades over time Reuters The disappointing results for RTS,S - the world's first potential malaria vaccine - raise further questions about whether it can make a difference in the fight against...
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Sad but true - just because you have a vaccine, doesn't mean it will work as you would like.

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