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Tobacco mosaic virus creates novel malaria vaccine candidate

Tobacco mosaic virus creates novel malaria vaccine candidate

Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that this novel, second-generation TMV malaria vaccine candidate may offer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – one of the four different species of Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria in humans.  Malaria, infecting approximately 228 million individuals in 2018, remains a meaningful threat to public health and …

Update: Reports claiming that a man’s fart can kill mosquitoes 6 miles away are false

Update: Reports claiming that a man’s fart can kill mosquitoes 6 miles away are false

We all know mosquito bites can lead to life-threatening diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya. Most of us apply mosquito repellent creams, burn coils and use mosquito repellent machines to keep ourselves safe from mosquito bites. Recently some reports emerged that claimed a man from Uganda was using his deadly farts to keep mosquitoes away. A …