Last week leaders in global health and tropical medicine convened in Philadelphia to talk about the latest scientific advances in their field as well as the current status of efforts to control tropica

Great news in the world of global health! A recent clinical trial for an experimental malaria vaccine has yielded successful results in protecting a large number of children against malaria with minimal side effects.

ABC News posted a video Thursday entitled “Parasitic Worms,” which features Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Dr. David Diemert discussing Sabin Vaccine Development work in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The video, which was produced in 2010 by Rockhopper, highlights the pervasiveness of hookworm infection among children in Brazil.

Remember the last time you had the flu? The exhaustion, the fever, the aching body?

In partnership with the Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology and the Walter Reid Army Institute for Research, the Sabin Vaccine Institute has successfully expressed the hookworm-derived antigen Na-APR-1.

While you were sleeping, you may have been protected by a bed net. While you were sleeping, the screens on your windows might have been closed, and maybe even a fan was blowing air across your body.