Moderators Moderator_02 Posted March 5, 2017 Moderators Share Posted March 5, 2017 Quote Panama scientist leads US/Panama malaria research Posted on March 4, 2017 in Panama Dr Nicanor Obaldia Post Views: 81 A NEW MALARIA study, led by Panamanian researcher Dr. Nicanor Obaldía III – affiliated to the Gorgas Institute for Health Studies (Icges) and the Harvard University Department of Immunology and Diseases has been published by the American Society of Microbiology magazine Clinical Vaccine Immunology. Anopheles mosquito Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which transmit to humans by the bite of infected anopheles mosquitoes. According to the World Heath Organization , the most dangerous species are Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Scientists are looking at how to treat this disease with preventative methods – such as vaccines – or therapeutic – with drugs and devices capable of killing the parasites. But it is a complex task, because the life cycle of the parasite runs within the mosquitoes and also in the body of the infected person “One approach to improving protection is combining multiple antigens. Another way is using Heterologous primeboost immunization strategies,” the study details. The prime boost strategy refers to an immunization schedule in which a DNA vaccine is administered first and then one of recombinant proteins or viruses, to elicit a response The research also includes scientists from the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Silver Spring (United States) and Vaxin Inc. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/panama-scientist-leads-new-uspanama-malaria-research Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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