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Medtech meets cleantech: Malaria vaccine candidate produced from algae

Cheap, green technique advances efforts toward vaccine in humans

Mosquito Anopheles stephensi
An algae technique has been used to produce a that prevents transmission of the malaria parasite from host to mosquito.
Credit: School of Medicine


Co-authors of this study also include , Fengwu Li, Sheyenne Baga, UC San Diego; Darrick Carter, Steven G. Reed, ; and , formerly at UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences, currently at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

This research was funded, in part, by the National Institutes of Health (grants U19AI089681, 1R01AI067727, K24AI068903, D43TW007120 and P30NS047101), U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Energy, San Diego Foundation, California Energy Commission and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

University of California – San Diego