Scientists in South Africa have found an effective vaccine against malaria
Researchers from the Center for drug development at the University of Cape Town, South African and Swiss company "Medicine for Malaria Control" received the substance from the class of aminopyridines, which can be used to develop an effective vaccine against malaria. ITAR-TASS referring to the Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa Naledi Pandora.
"I am pleased to announce the opening of a substance that can be used for the development of clinical drug for the treatment of malaria – said the minister. – It can also block the transmission of the disease from person to person. " The scientists, led by Professor Kelly Chibale in studies obtained results that gave the Swiss MMV base for clinical trials of the drug.
Naledi Pandora acknowledged that the victory over malaria is still very far away. But expressed the hope that "one day will be a new and effective drug in all African clinics." The minister said that the development of a new vaccine aimed about 3 million dollars.
Recall recently reported that the Burnet Institute in Australia has made a revolutionary discovery, through which a vaccine for malaria could be a reality. The basis of the work was based on observations of Kenyans who eventually develop immunity – antibodies to the key protein of parasites – PfEMP1.