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

Dec 21, 2021

Research on the Wolbachia bacteria is applied to the malaria-transmitting Anopheles mosquito, with exciting implications for vector control.

New tools are needed to control the Anopheles mosquito, the vector of malaria. Bacteria called Wolbachia might be the answer. Although Aedes mosquitoes do not...

Dec 7, 2021

Malaria cases rose in 2020, as did death from the disease--by 12%. What caused this?

This week, the WHO published its annual World Malaria Report, and the headline figures are stark. There were an estimated 241 million cases of malaria in 2020, up 14 million from the year before. 627,000 of these cases...

Nov 26, 2021

Single-genome sequencing reveals evolution of P vivax malaria parasites within the human host and identifies mutations that could confer drug resistance and escape from natural or vaccine immune responses.


The fight against malaria is often described as a game of catch up, as the malaria parasite adapts and...

Nov 10, 2021

Every year, the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute hosts its Future of Malaria Research Symposium. It highlights the work of younger scientists, giving them the chance to 'run the show'.

This podcast is a conversation between this year's keynote speaker, Etienne Bilgo, and director of the Malaria...

Nov 5, 2021

Large cage experiments that emulate the real-world environment demonstrate the viability of gene drive technology.


Gene drives have the potential to reduce malaria transmission by controlling mosquito reproduction. By targeting the doublesex gene of Anopheles mosquitoes, they can render female mosquitoes...