Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research| Fri Sep 15 16:23:09 EDT 2017
Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
Associate Professor Justin Boddey (left) and Dr Ethan Goddard-Borger have shown that malaria parasites have carbohydrate 'tags' that are crucial for parasite survival. Melbourne researchers have shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.

The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – t....

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