Malaria vaccine provides 100% protection



Yesterday I wrote an article for the purpose of illustrating how fundamental research can, in a relatively short time frame (~10 years), go from fundamental research to proven, industrial scale applied technology.  These technological developments have the potential for great social benefit; assuming the developers are interested in those ends of course.  

Yesterday, in Nature News, it was reported that a Rockville, Maryland based company named Sanaria has developed a malaria vaccine that, in their limited trials, has conferred 100% protection against malaria infection.  That’s pretty remarkable considering the World Health Organization (WHO) had hoped for an 80% effective vaccine by 2025.

Seder, R. A. et al. 2013, Science



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I'm a recovering academic, who is transitioning out of research and pursuing opportunities in policy roles regulating plant biotechnology products.
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