Breakthrough in Malaria Vaccine

Malaria kills around one million people per year but could it become a thing of the past? According to new research out of Melbourne that may just be the case. In a paper published last week, researchers out of Melbourne made huge strides in a potential vaccine. While the trails have only been done on mice so far, human trials aren’t too far away. The approach may also be influential in the fight against COVID-19.

Daniel Fernandez Ruiz, co-author of the paper and postdoctoral researcher at the Peter Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne, joined us to discuss.

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