New technology could improve malaria control and vaccine development

Researchers have developed a technique which determines the risk of infants in endemic countries developing clinical malaria.

The molecular technique can differentiate between genetically disimilar malaria parasites which are the biggest risk factor for infecting children.

This could be an important tool to help evaluate how anti-malarial vaccine and treatment strategies work to reduce and prevent malaria.

Read more at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research