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Impactful malaria science, and the trailblazers leading the fight. A podcast from the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

Mar 6, 2023

The migration of Anopheles stephensi, an invasive mosquito species, threatens to redefine malaria in Africa.


Malaria in Africa is mainly rural, and peaks during the rainy season. The primary culprit is  Africa’s main malaria vector: Anopheles gambiae. But another malaria vector – called Anopheles...

Feb 27, 2023

The malaria parasite is becoming increasingly resistant to the drugs we use against it.

Caroline Simmons, a geneticist at the University of South Florida, is trying to understand what's driving this. By creating mutants of the parasite, and testing drugs against them, she's piecing together the complex puzzle of...

Feb 13, 2023

Drug resistance is on the rise, but genetics can help us understand what's driving it. Here, researchers identify a protein associated with resistance to artemisinin, a key malaria drug.


Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) are considered the most effective method to treat malaria. Yet drug...

Jan 30, 2023

When Clive Shiff completed his entomology training, he was told that malaria was on its way out. 

But as we know, the disease persisted, continuing to claim lives and livelihoods.

In January's Malaria Minute Extended, we speak with Clive Shiff, Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, on the rise of the bed net...

Jan 16, 2023

How can we account for malaria cases during the dry season, when mosquitoes are typically dormant? It turns out that trees might be the root of the problem...


Malaria is often thought of as a seasonal disease. Transmission peaks during the rainy season – when standing water creates the ideal conditions for...