Sometimes there are opportunities in a crisis. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a research team from the Fraunhofer Institute has developed a more efficient and environmentally friendly vaccine production process.
Clinical trials are currently being carried out on a vaccine that could potentially protect humans against all mosquito-borne diseases. Still in the early stages, if tests are successful it could save countless lives.
Researchers are to expand a clinical trial of a new malaria vaccine after promising results in a preliminary study in Burkina Faso. The trial was designed to test safety, but researchers found that vaccinated children had high levels of protection.
Described as a "most encouraging" result, a larger study involving 800 children is now to take place in Mali.
A German HIV physician says new research from the United States may offer the best hope so far in treating the millions of people worldwide who are infected with HIV, and immunizing the rest of the population.