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NEW YORK – Gene expression signatures may be able to predict which individuals are more likely to be protected by a malaria vaccine before it is administered, a new study has found.

There are nearly 200 million cases and more than 400,000 deaths due to malaria, caused by the mosquito-borne Plasmodium falciparum, each year. While vaccines for malaria are under investigation, such work is hampered by the lack of immune markers denoting protection and the lack of understanding of the mechanisms behind protection. 

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Bloomberg reports that the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 viral variant could prompt the formulation of better vaccines.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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