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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...