Month: April 2018

  1. THE GENES THAT TURN MALARIA INTO A KILLER

    “A small group of proteins are associated with the most severe strains of malarial infection and their discovery is a step towards a vaccine against the deadliest forms of the disease” A story on Duffy lab Tonkin-Hill 2018 PLoS Biology paper in Pursuit by Dr Daryl Holland, University of Melbourne. https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-genes-that-turn-malaria-into-a-killer

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/duffy-lab/2018/04/09/the-genes-that-turn-malaria-into-a-killer

  2. Malaria’s most wanted: Identifying the deadliest strains to design a childhood vaccine

    Science Daily 20th March. “Researchers have identified a ‘genetic fingerprint’ associated with the most deadly strains of malaria parasites, making these unique DNA regions potential targets for vaccine development.” Story on Duffy lab paper.

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/duffy-lab/2018/04/09/malarias-most-wanted-identifying-the-deadliest-strains-to-design-a-childhood-vaccine

  3. new paper identifies severe malaria associated parasite proteins that might be vaccine candidates

    A new paper from our lab (Tonkin-Hill G et al ┬áThe Plasmodium falciparum transcriptome in severe malaria reveals altered expression of genes involved in important processes including surface antigen-encoding var genes.┬áPLoS Biol. 2018 Mar 12;16(3):e2004328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2004328) has identified novel PfEMP1 proteins that are expressed by parasites that cause severe malaria and that could possibly […]

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/duffy-lab/2018/04/09/new-paper-identifies-severe-malaria-associated-parasite-proteins-that-might-be-vaccine-candidates