Contact: Penny Fannin
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Caption: Professor Alan Cowman from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, has created the world's first genetically-modified strain of the malaria parasite that will be used as a live vaccine against the disease. The vaccine, developed in collaboration with researchers from the US, Japan and Canada, will be trialled in humans from early 2010.
Credit: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
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