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New combination vaccine may fight malaria
A gene synthesized from a malaria parasite's DNA produces a protein that stimulates an immune response against the parasite in all its life stages.
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Stephen L. Hoffman
Naval Medical Research Institute
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Altaf A. Lal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Parasitic Diseases
Molecular Vaccine Section
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Louis H. Miller
National Institutes of Health
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From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 8, February 20, 1999, p. 117. Copyright © 1999, Science Service.