Vaccinating humans to protect mosquitoes from malaria

Published October 9, 2018

An article on Infection Control Today reports on research by Jonathan Lovell, associate professor of biomedical engineering,that could boost the efficacy of malarial transmission-blocking vaccines to help reduce the spread of the disease that kills more than 400,000 people annually.

“Malaria is a huge global problem. This approach — using a transmission-blocking vaccine — could be part of a suite of tools that we use to tackle the disease,” he said.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a joint program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,

Read the story here.

An article also appeared on Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News