Rhode Island Hospital Researchers Discover Protein that Lead to Malaria Vaccine


In a new research by Jonathan Kurtis, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues, there's a protein that may just be the solution that can lead to the development of a malaria vaccine.

Kurtis enthused that their findings support PfSEA-1 as a potential vaccine candidate, and they are confident the discovery could help them and fellow researchers develop an effective vaccine to prevent the infectious disease that kills millions of children every year, specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The new findings were published in the May 23 issue of journal Science.

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