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New malaria vaccine traps the disease inside the blood cells it infects

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists seeking a vaccine against malaria, which kills a child every minute in Africa, have developed a promising new approach intended to imprison the disease-causing parasites inside the red blood cells they infect. The researchers said on Thursday an experimental vaccine based on this…

Toxicologist: Oil/Corexit mix caused heart trouble, organ damage, rectal bleeding

Shrimpers who were exposed to a mixture of oil and Corexit dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico suffered severe symptoms such as muscle spasms, heart palpitations, headaches that last for weeks and bleeding from the rectum, according to a marine toxicologist who issued the warning Friday on a cable news…