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

Oct 29, 2021

New research into the role and function of the apicoplast, a plant-like structure within the malaria parasite, has changed scientists’ perceptions of how the parasite survives.


The apicoplast, a plant-like structure within Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites, has long been thought to have one essential...

Oct 15, 2021

Results from a large study in Ethiopia showed that P. falciparum malaria parasites have mutated and have the worrisome ability to avoid being detected by the widely utilized RDTs.


Controlling malaria requires an effective ‘test and treat’ strategy. Traditionally, the most utilized test in Africa is...

Oct 8, 2021

The world’s first-ever malaria vaccine is recommended for widespread use among children by the WHO.


The world’s first-ever malaria vaccine has this week been recommended for widespread use among children by the WHO. Thirty years in the making, RTS,S offers around 40% protection from P. falciparum malaria,...

Oct 1, 2021

A new trial investigates whether drugs or vaccines – or a combination of both – are most effective at preventing malaria during the seasonal period, and the WHO’s malaria director considers the current situation in malaria eradication.


The return of mosquitos during the rainy season results...