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

Dec 16, 2022

The malaria parasite has a lot of genes: over 5,000.

But how does it know when to express certain genes versus others? And what purpose do these different genes serve in malaria virulence and transmission?

We dive deep into the nucleus of the cell with Catherine Merrick of the University of Cambridge to find out. She...

Dec 2, 2022

A newly-discovered epigenetic marker may reveal how the parasite survives in the human host


The malaria parasite is resilient, with thousands of genes that can be differentially expressed to evade the immune system. The expression of those genes is determined by environmental factors and controlled through...

Nov 18, 2022

In 2010, the NIH launched the ICEMRs, a global network of research centers focused on eliminating malaria. They track malaria over time - across the globe - to help inform government policy with the mission to move the needle toward a malaria-free world.

Malaria is a spectacularly complex disease, and this mission is...

Nov 4, 2022

A special supplement in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene marks the global impact of the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research.


Open the most recent edition of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and you’ll find a Special Supplement. A series of...

Oct 21, 2022

Bed nets and insecticides are often used to combat malaria. 

But how do we know that those tools work?

Trials can indicate the effectiveness of these tools in a specific time and place - but what about in the real world? 

With Jane Frances Namuganga, Project Coordinator, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration...