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Malaria during pregnancy can alter babies’ immunity

Mothers infected with the mosquito-borne parasite during pregnancy can pass more of their own cells to their offspring and change their babies’ risk of later infection, new study shows

May 8, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study looks at how malaria can alter the mother-child cell sharing that happens during pregnancy — and how that cell sharing can affect the baby's risk of infection later in life.

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On the path to a new-generation malaria vaccine

New approach using genetically modified parasite ‘primes the immune system’ in first human trial

Jan. 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Volunteers in a clinical trial led by Fred Hutch's Dr. Jim Kublin endured 150 to 200 mosquito bites in one 10-minute session to test a new approach to a malaria vaccine that uses genetically attenuated, or weakened, parasites to stimulate an immune response to malaria without causing disease.

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Getting malaria on purpose

Volunteers roll up their sleeves and get infected to test an experimental drug

April 25, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Eight healthy adults ranging in age from 20 to 37 are taking part in a new study conducted by the Seattle Malaria Clinical Trials Center, run by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Center for Infectious Disease Research.

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