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Johns Hopkins Malaria Under the Microscope Podcast

Episode #2 | 21 January 2022
George Dimopoulos: Mosquito Explorer

How did George Dimopoulos become an explorer in the world of mosquitoes? Listen to his story here.


Episode #1 | 10 November 2021
The Future of Malaria Research: An Interview With Peter Agre and Etienne Bilgo

Mosquitoes transport deadly malaria parasites from one human to another. Stopping the transportation service in its tracks is one way to stop the disease. Learn more here.


Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute Podcast

Episode #9 | 7 January 2022
Mosquito transgenesis for malaria control

Mosquitoes transport deadly malaria parasites from one human to another. Stopping the transportation service in its tracks is one way to stop the disease. Learn more here.


Episode #8 | 24 December 2021
Wolbachia can control Anopheles malaria mosquito via ‘cytoplasmic incompatibility’

Research on the Wolbachia bacteria is applied to the malaria-transmitting Anopheles mosquito, with exciting implications for vector control.


Episode #7 | 10 December 2021
Rising malaria cases and deaths in 2020 attributed to pandemic disruptions

Malaria cases rose in 2020, as did death from the disease--by 12%. What caused this? Learn more about these stark findings just published in the 2021 World Malaria Report.


Episode #6 | 26 November 2021
DNA sequencing  unveils workings of malaria recurrence in low parasitemia infections

New scientific insights into malaria recurrence in low parasitemia infections is due to relapse rather than infection, determined by DNA sequencing.


Episode #5 | 12 November 2021
Large cages bridge the divide between testing in the lab and release in the wild

Large cage experiments that emulate the real-world environment demonstrate viability of gene drive technology.


Episode #4 | 29 October 2021
New apicoplast findings change how scientists perceive parasite survival.

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.


Episode #3 | 15 October 2021
Malaria parasites mutate again and have ability to evade RDTs, rapid diagnostic tests.

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.


Special Episode | 8 October 2021
‘Groundbreaking’ Malaria Vaccine Endorsed by WHO.

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


Episode #2 | 1 October 2021
Preventing Malaria During the Rainy Season

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.


Episode #1 | 17 September 2021
Scientists Discover New Targets for Transmission-Blocking Vaccines

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.