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

Feb 27, 2023

The malaria parasite is becoming increasingly resistant to the drugs we use against it.

Caroline Simmons, a geneticist at the University of South Florida, is trying to understand what's driving this. By creating mutants of the parasite, and testing drugs against them, she's piecing together the complex puzzle of...

Feb 13, 2023

Drug resistance is on the rise, but genetics can help us understand what's driving it. Here, researchers identify a protein associated with resistance to artemisinin, a key malaria drug.


Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) are considered the most effective method to treat malaria. Yet drug...