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New Vaccine May Beat Malaria

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posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 04:39 PM
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A new experimental vaccine developed from the blood of naturally immune individuals shows great promise of finally beating the malaria virus. Clinical trials showed that the vaccine attacked and killed the malaria virus for up to one year after being administered. Field trials are now getting underway to determine if the vaccine can effectively cure people already infected.
 



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A new vaccine stimulated human immune cells to recognize and kill malaria parasites in a recent clinical trial. The vaccine proved effective in both infected human blood samples and mice whose immune systems had been modified to mimic that of humans.

"This is the first malaria vaccine clinical trial to clearly demonstrate antiparasitic activity by vaccine-induced antibodies," writes Pierre Druilhe of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, who led the study. Malaria--a parasite carried by certain mosquitoes--sickens more than 300 million people worldwide every year and causes at least one million deaths, primarily of young children, according to the World Health Organization. Vaccine development has been hindered by the microscopic parasites adaptability and complexity.

The vaccine also showed long-lasting promise, with blood from some of the immunized individuals showing strong resistance a year later. Thus encouraged, Druilhe and his fellow scientists have begun a study of the vaccine's ability to fight the parasite in a larger group of people already suffering from malaria.


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Assuming this vaccine works in the field as well as in the lab, it could save up to a million or more lives a year and finally head off one of mankinds greatest scourges. Heartfelt kudos to the research team responsible for developing this amazing vaccine.

[edit on 20-11-2005 by asala]




posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 07:47 AM
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Malaria is not a virus. Malaria is a parasitic infection of the trypanosome Plasmodium



It has a complex life cycle and there are lots of different species.



So well adapated is plasmodium that it will even reside in the core of the body during most hours, and then flocks of it will migrate to the peripheral circulatory system at dusk, when mosquitos are most active, returning to the core and liver afterwards.



As you note, malaria is horrible, and its responsible for an astounding amount of human death and suffering, but it tends to not get much press.



Perhaps the lack of interst is because of that old enemy, ignorance. The disease affects less developed parts of the world, and its thus not something westerners are familiar with.




posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 10:02 PM
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My mistake--terrific post, thanks.



posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 10:45 PM
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As a side note, NIH/NIAID is about to start testing on another possible malaria cure, which has already been proven in non-clinical tests to be effective against both malaria and cancer, because of the high iron content of malaria virii and cancer cells. The compound that NIH/NIAID is about to start clinical testing on is called artemisinin, which is a compound found within wormwood. I made a post about it a while back, and I'll repost the link to it:

Artemisinin: Cure For Cancer?

Now, I know that wormwood itself contains several chemicals that are known to have an adverse or narcotic effect on humans (wormwood also contains thujone, which is the active halucinigen ingredient found in absinthe), pure artemisinin is currently thought to be completely harmless to humans, but deadly to cells that are high in iron, such as the malaria virus and cancerous cells. The NIH/NIAID study will, hopefully, prove this to be true.



posted on Nov, 16 2005 @ 10:54 PM
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Thats more good medical news. Incidentally, I recently read articles in Nature and Science about the near term possibilities of real cures for both breast and lung cancer. If all the recent research pays off, some mass killers of mankind may become things of the past--unless the big drug companies just have everyone involved eliminated to protect their businesses.



posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 05:19 AM
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they are already cautioning of resistance to Artemisinin

news.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 01:01 PM
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It is the female anopheles mosquito that carries the infection and every single resistance drug they have tried over the years, the anopheles mosquito has grown immune to.

Also, the way global warming is going, western civilization should be worried because of the anopheles mosquito can only survive in wet, warm humid conditions and this is how the climate for many countries is becoming.

Anyways, think about it, Malaria actually gets more attention and more money put towards it that HIV/AIDs which largely effects the western world as well so don't go saying we don't no much about malaria.

in the world we live in today, the technology we have....the rate in which we have developed these technologies in such a short space of time...how the hell have we not come up with a cure for either HIV or Malaria or Cancer for that matter?

I believe they have created a cure. i believe they did this years ago though the profits made through the drugs companies is so vast why would anyone want to stop that?

if you were one of the people, right up there at the top of the game, very high up in power, benefiting in huge profits through these drugs, why would you want to suddenly develop a cure for a disease that doesn't even effect you?..

its a load of bull#.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 03:55 PM
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6000 PEOPLE
a day DIE of malaria.

BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WHITE WE NEVER HEAR OF IT.

all we hear the BS about 9/11 ad nauseam and the war on terror.

this vaccine will not work for very long , unfortunately as all previous vaccines have failed when field tested.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by Astronomer68
Thats more good medical news. Incidentally, I recently read articles in Nature and Science about the near term possibilities of real cures for both breast and lung cancer. If all the recent research pays off, some mass killers of mankind may become things of the past--unless the big drug companies just have everyone involved eliminated to protect their businesses.


You are deluded.

The cancer industry generates $ 200 billion worth of profit annually.

Do you really think those executives with their 5 mansions and 12 cars and brothels in the countryside dorm will give that up for you?

15000 KILLED BY TERRORISTS LAST YEAR IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

530000 KILLED BY CANCER IN AMERICA alone alone.

the 530000 that DIE every year in America ALONE all get chemo which does not work and they still end up DEAD DEAD DEAD.

YOU HEAR ME?

DEAD DEAD DEAD.

they are all dead....AND BURIED...

THAT IS A MOUNTAIN OF DEAD BODIES.


[edit on 26-1-2009 by esecallum]



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 01:40 PM
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Wow, that's great news to treat malaria. We all know that third world countries have a higher occurences of malaria hits. New hope so to speak. Thanks for the info.

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[edit on 30-1-2009 by 12m8keall2c]




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