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Modified Bacteria Kills Malaria Parasite 


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Jul 16, 12 Genetically Engineered Bacteria Prevent Mosquitoes from Transmitting Malaria

Jun 07, 12 Immune System “Circuitry” That Kills Malaria in Mosquitoes Identified

Mar 29, 12 Dengue Virus Turns On Mosquito Genes That Make Them Hungrier

Jan 24, 12 Discover Magazine Ranks Hopkins Malaria Research in Top 100 Stories of 2011


Dec 22, 11 Scientists Engineer Mosquito Immune System to Block Malaria

Nov 18, 11 The Forever War: Malaria versus The World

Nov 15, 11 Contrasting Patterns of Malaria Drug Resistance Found

May 19, 11 Wolbachia Bacteria Reduce Parasite Levels and Kill the Mosquito that Spreads Malaria

May 12, 11 Bacterium Found to Kill Malaria in Mosquitoes

Apr 25, 11  World Malaria Day 2011

Jan 10, 11  Malaria: The Forever War


Jul 08, 10   Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Named International Center of Excellence

May 11, 10 JHMRI Researcher Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Jan 15, 10  First Steps Taken Toward the Development of a Malaria Transmission-Blocking Vaccine


Jul 22, 09 Vaccine Blocks Malaria Transmission in Lab Experiments

May 08, 09 Bacteria Play Role in Preventing Spread of Malaria

Apr 24, 09 World Malaria Day 2009

Apr 23, 09 New Understanding of Dengue Virus Points Way to Possible Therapies for Dengue Fever

Mar 13, 09 Malaria Immunity Trigger Found for Multiple Mosquito Species

Mar 10, 09 Peter Agre Attends Signing of Stem Cell Executive Order

Feb 16, 09 Peter Agre to Begin Term as President of AAAS

Jan 16, 09 Researchers Find Essential Proteins for Final Stage of Malaria Transmission Cycle


Aug 22, 08 JHMRIResearchers Identify New Mosquito Virus

Aug 18, 08 Johns Hopkins Scientists Discover What Drives the Development of a Fatal Form of Malaria

Mar 04, 08 Bloomberg School of Public Health Welcomes Peter Agre

Feb 28, 08  JHMRI Hosts 4th International Malaria Research Conference

Jan 18, 08 Online: “Progress Against Malaria”


Dec 20, 07 Jacobs-Lorena Named “SciAm 50” for Transgenic Mosquito Research

Oct 24, 07 Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Releases Special Report

Oct 24, 07 Nobel Laureate Peter Agre to Lead Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

Sep 20, 07 Bloomberg School Recognized for Malaria Education

Sep 14, 07 Scientists Make Important Discovery in Battle Against Malaria

Sep 10, 07 Sugar Identified as Key to Malaria Parasite Invasion

Aug 02, 07 Targeting Mosquito Antigens Can Block Malaria Transmission

May 17, 07 Unraveling the Genes of the Mosquito Genome

Apr 25, 07 Malaria Awareness Day

Apr 17, 07  Malaria-Infected Mice Cured by One Dose of New Drug

Mar 19, 07  Malaria Resistant Mosquitoes Show Fitness Advantage


Dec 13, 06  Scientists Explore New Approaches to Fight Malaria

Nov 20, 06  Safer Method for Large-Scale Malaria Screening Developed

Sep 25, 06  OCW Course Presents Malaria as Major Public Health Problem

Jul 02, 06    Antihistamine Identified as Potential Antimalarial Drug

Jun 19, 06   Receptor Holds the Key to Mosquito Immune Response

Jun 08, 06   Mosquito Immune System Examined

Mar 20, 06   Third International Malaria Research Conference Highlights


eBriefing: Complete coverage of the symposium "Progress Against Malaria: Developments on the Horizon" is available online through the New York Academy of Sciences website at The eBriefing includes audio and slides from each presentation, plus video interviews with key speakers Chris Hentschel, president and CEO of Medicines for Malaria Venture, Christian Loucq, director of PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, and Peter Agre, director of JHMRI.

Video Interview: Scientists Make Important Discovery in Battle Against Malaria (Window Media Player)
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute identified a sugar in mosquitoes that helps explain, for the first time, the mechanism of the malaria parasite invasion. The finding could be a key element for a vaccine development in the fight against malaria. Zulima Palacio of VOA News spoke with the authors of the research for video report.

Video Interview: Fighting Malaria in Zambia: An Interview with Phil Thuma (QuickTime)
Every year since 1983, pediatrician Phil Thuma has fought to save the lives of the children of Macha, Zambia during the February-to-May malaria season. “God put African children on my heart. This is my home area, and these are my kids,” says Thuma, whose missionary parents opened the hospital where he works. Thuma saw that treatment alone wasn’t enough and began a research effort that has led to a collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, which established a major research site there in 2005. In this January 2006 interview in Macha with Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine editor Brian W. Simpson, Thuma reflects on the challenge of fighting malaria in rural Africa and the promise of new artemisinin-based treatments.

Video Interview: Field-to-Lab Malaria Research: An Interview with Rebekah Kent (QuickTime)
In the village of Lupata, Zambia, Rebekah Kent collects mosquitoes that she will later examine in the lab to determine the extent of the malaria parasite's reach in the area. Few entomological studies have been done there so "everything we are finding out is relatively new, which makes it very exciting," says Kent. During this January 2006 interview, she was a doctoral student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Kent is now a postdoctoral investigator with the CDC. She is interviewed by Brian W. Simpson, editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine.

Video Interview: Engineering Malaria-Resistant Mosquitoes (QuickTime)
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute are studying ways to make mosquitoes resistant to the parasite that causes malaria. In theory, mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria could not transmit the disease to humans.

Video Interview: Scientists Explore New Approaches to Fight Malaria (Real Player)
Zulima Palacio of Voice of America News looks at new approaches to fighting malaria with researchers from the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. (Story courtesy

Video Interview: Field Notes on Malaria Transmission (QuickTime)
From a riverbed and a remote community near Macha, Zambia,
Doug Norris explains his research into the puzzle of malaria transmission. Norris, an assistant professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, is gathering the basic science of how Anopheles mosquitoes feed, breed and transmit malaria in an area never before documented by malaria scientists. Interview by Brian W. Simpson, editor of Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine.

Video Interview: Fotis Kafatos, PhD: Third International Malaria Conference (QuickTime)
World-renowned biologist, Fotis Kafatos, was the keynote speaker at the Third International Malaria Research Conference sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. Kafatos discussed his career and the importance of his malaria research with George Dimopoulos, PhD, a former student of Kafatos and assistant professor with the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

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