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1 Gates-backed test malaria vaccine is celebrated, half glass full

African child with cerebral malariaMike Urban An experimental malaria vaccine, made by GSK with backing and support on the research side from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Seattle-based PATH, has (again) been shown to protect half the children in the study were immunized against malaria. The results, announced…

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1 Gates-funded ‘breakthrough’ malaria vaccine now disappoints

The world’s largest clinical trial of an experimental malaria vaccine, largely funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the vaccine maker GlaxoSmithKline, has produced disappointing results – again. It shouldn’t be too surprising. The study has been producing the same disappointing results for many years now.…

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0 ArsTechnica: The difficult search for a malaria vaccine

Seattle writer Robert Fortner, in ArsTechnica, examines how far we have come in the search for an effective malaria vaccine. This story is focused on what many consider the most promising malaria vaccine candidate, called RTS,S, made by GlaxoSmithKline decades ago and being tested (again) under improved formulations with funding…

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2 The Gates Foundation connection to the Glaxo drug fraud scandal

In a ‘landmark’ legal case, the pharmaceutical giant firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pled guilty this week to engaging in fraudulent, criminal behavior which included covering up adverse drug side-effects, promoting ineffective therapies and hiding unfavorable data — and will pay a record $3 billion in fines. Most news reports quoted GSK’s…

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0 Experts question Gates-Glaxo malaria vaccine report

 Flickr, Aya Rosen Many of the world’s leading vaccine experts and the prestigious British journal Nature are raising questions about the potential efficacy of an experimental malaria vaccine — and the way it is being promoted by scientists supported by the Gates Foundation. As Nature News’ Declan Butler reports in…