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Searching for a Parasite's Weak Spot

Science  20 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5491, pp. 434-437
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5491.434

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Summary

Using a host of new technologies, vaccine developers are trying to target the malaria parasite at every stage of its complex life cycle. Researchers now predict that within 5 or 10 years they will have a successful vaccine that will actually save lives. But in malaria vaccine research, the concept of "success" comes with caveats.

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