First-ever malaria vaccine could save hundreds of children in Africa

July 24, 2015 by  
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After 30 years in development, the first-ever malaria vaccine has received a positive recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee. GlaxoSmithKline announced this morning that Mosquirix, which has been developed specifically for use on African babies, will go on to be reviewed by the World Health Organization (WHO) before individual governments decide when and how to administer the life-saving drug. According to clinical studies, the vaccine could save hundreds of thousands of lives in Africa, where most of the victims of malaria are under the age of five. Read the rest of First-ever malaria vaccine could save hundreds of children in Africa

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The World’s First Approved Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015

October 9, 2013 by  
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Image © Shutterstock Only months after the announcement that Sanaria researchers had created the world’s first 100% effective malaria vaccine , UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has made a similar breakthrough in its own large-scale Phase III trial. The vaccine significantly reduced malaria cases and hospitalizations in African children across 7 seven different countries over the course of 18 months. If all goes well, the World Health Organization says, the vaccine may be approved for public use as early as 2015. Read the rest of The World’s First Approved Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anti-malaria efforts , clinical trials , clinical vaccine trials , ddt , glaxosmithkline , insecticides , malaria , malaria in Africa , malaria prevention , Malaria Vaccine , parasites , World Health Organization        

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WILDshorts Explores Wilderness Through 18 Beautiful Short Films in Salamanca, Spain

October 9, 2013 by  
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The term “wilderness” has a different connotation for each Earthly observer: for some, nothing is as wild as lions ripping meat off their kill, while for others it doesn’t get wilder than a trek through formidable ice-capped mountains. And what about the rapid pace at which lands are eroding, species are vanishing , and oceans are filling up with jellyfish ? That’s wild, but not in the wooly, happy way. To explore a suite of unique visual interpretations of the concept “wilderness,” Jenny Nichols and the rest of the WILDshorts crew have invited 18 filmmakers to share their work at a one-night film festival in western Spain. To be held tonight from 8pm at the Plaza de Bandos in Salamanca , the outdoor event will showcase an impressive variety of short but powerful films that challenge and expand our notion of what is wild. Conceived to encourage greater protection for everything from coral reefs and rivers to America’s wonderful national park system , WILDshorts comprises just one arm of the annual World Wilderness Congress now in its 10th year . Read the rest of WILDshorts Explores Wilderness Through 18 Beautiful Short Films in Salamanca, Spain Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 10th WWC , conservation photographers , environmental film , Film , film festival in Salamanca , Jenny Nichols , Monique , Nature Film , Pongo Media Productions , Salamanca Spain , sloth sanctuary , the WILD Foundation , WILD10 , wilderness , Wildlife conservation , WILDshorts , World Wilderness Congress        

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Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough Could Save Millions of Lives!

October 19, 2011 by  
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Flickr / CC BY 3.0 After 24 Years of Research… According to the World Health Organization’s 2010 World Malaria Report , Malaria kills close to a million people each year, and more than 200 million people are infected. Fighting the disease is one of the top public health issues in the world, and reducing the number of cases (with the goal of one day eradicating it completely) is one of the low hanging fruits fo… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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