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Jun 17, 2022

The malaria parasite up close, brought to life by cell biology and physics.

Freddy Frischknecht and Ulrich Schwarz describe the vortices-like movement of sporozoites and the benefits of interdisciplinary...


Jun 3, 2022

Researchers look under the microscope to better understand how sporozoites move in the skin.

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The malaria parasite changes shape throughout its lifecycle, and it’s the sporozoite - a slender, crescent-like form of the parasite - which is injected into the human by mosquitoes.

Accumulating in the mosquito in...


May 20, 2022

Matt Ippolito is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine, using evidence on the ground to answer important research questions.

He reveals how science is an evolving process with different stakeholders - and one where not everything is as it might first appear.


May 6, 2022

Patients with low platelet count might benefit most from whole blood transfusion for severe malaria anaemia; should be prioritised in clinical management of the disease.

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The clinical presentations of malaria can be severe, particularly severe malaria anaemia: a condition of the blood which reduces the amount...


Apr 22, 2022

Janet Hemingway is the President of the Royal Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, bringing together stakeholders to overcome insecticide resistance.

She doesn’t shy away from big logistical challenges and wants the world to know that insecticide resistance is a threat.