Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Progress of first ever malaria vaccine

Last June we blogged about the British drug giant Glaxo Smith Kline's trial phase of the world's first vaccine against malaria. Here's an update...

The vaccine invented and made by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and formulated with GSK Biologicals, appears to show promise in children, producing a 100-fold increase in antibodies to fight the virus.

The efforts being put forth by GSK and the Walter Reed Army Institute are in line with Millennium Development Goal #6 - to reduce HIV / AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases by the year 2015.

- Sofia Nazalya

SOURCE: Reuters