Humans Inoculated with Genetically Modified Malaria Parasites
Humans Inoculated with Genetically Modified Malaria Parasites
Engineered Plasmodium parasites form the basis of two experimental malaria vaccines that showed safety and encouraging immune responses in clinical trials.
Humans Inoculated with Genetically Modified Malaria Parasites
Humans Inoculated with Genetically Modified Malaria Parasites

Engineered Plasmodium parasites form the basis of two experimental malaria vaccines that showed safety and encouraging immune responses in clinical trials.

Engineered Plasmodium parasites form the basis of two experimental malaria vaccines that showed safety and encouraging immune responses in clinical trials.

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Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Shawna Williams | May 11, 2020
The idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2 has garnered significant attention as a potential avenue to speedier development, as the World Health Organization weighs in with recommendations.
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2020
Rick Bright will no longer head the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and will instead work at the National Institutes of Health on diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Updated May 27
COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners
COVID-19 Vaccine Frontrunners
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2020
Several vaccine candidates have been approved for early testing in people. Many more are close on their heels.
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
The study, conducted in Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana, did not obtain informed consent from each parent whose child participated, but rather considered consent “implied” because of the particular experimental design.
Dengue Vaccine Trial Results Show Promise, with Caveats
Dengue Vaccine Trial Results Show Promise, with Caveats
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2019
TAK-003 appears to avoid the safety issues seen with an existing vaccine, but experts say a longer evaluation is needed.
Infographic: Neoantigen Prediction for Personalized Vaccine Design
Infographic: Neoantigen Prediction for Personalized Vaccine Design
Jasreet Hundal, Elaine R. Mardis | Jul 15, 2019
See how a computational pipeline uses next-generation sequencing data to identify genetic alterations that produce cancer-specific antigens.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
Pregnant Women Absent from Zika Vaccine Trials
Pregnant Women Absent from Zika Vaccine Trials
Aggie Mika | Aug 14, 2017
Some vaccine developers are taking steps to include them, in line with bioethicists' urging, but it will likely take years before any expectant mothers are enrolled.