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Mosquitoes Used as "Flying Needles" to Deliver Malaria Vaccine

Posted Aug 13 2009 7:59pm
In a daring experiment in Europe, scientists used mosquitoes as flying needles to deliver a "vaccine" of live malaria parasites through their bites.

The results were astounding: Everyone in the vaccine group acquired immunity to malaria; everyone in a non-vaccinated comparison group did not, and developed malaria when exposed to the parasites later.
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