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Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute

September 9, 2021 - 11:28 -- Johns Hopkins

 

'Eliminating malaria through science' is the mission of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Comprised of world-class scientists, a community-based research program in malaria-prone regions, and a spirit of interdisciplinary investigation, the institute generates transformative scientific results leading us closer to a malaria-free world.

Podcast: DNA sequencing unveils workings of malaria recurrence in low parasitemia infections

November 24, 2021 - 15:52 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #6 | 26 November 2021: New scientific insights into malaria recurrence in low parasitemia infections is due to relapse rather than infection, determined by DNA sequencing.

Podcast: New apicoplast findings change how scientists perceive parasite survival

October 27, 2021 - 08:06 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #4 | 29 October 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.

Podcast: Malaria parasites mutate and have ability to evade RDTs, rapid diagnostic tests

October 14, 2021 - 20:19 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #3 | 15 October 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 used RDTs.

Podcast: Preventing Malaria During the Rainy Season

October 1, 2021 - 19:08 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #2 | 01 October 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.

Podcast: Scientists Discover New Targets for Transmission-Blocking Vaccines

September 16, 2021 - 09:17 -- Johns Hopkins

Podcast #1 | 17 September 2021: We're used to thinking of vaccines for individual protection. But what about a malaria jab to protect the mosquito? Learn more about transmission-blocking vaccines for malaria, and the parasite proteins that could be used in one.

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