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

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...

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...