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New drug approved for malaria treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug aimed at a particular type of malaria that accounts for about 8.5 million infections per year—roughly 15-20% of all malaria cases around the world. The new drug,…

Exploring the vexing world of malaria control

As a visiting professor in the Chan School’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID), Hilary Ranson immersed herself in the fundamental research unfolding within IID’s laboratories — studies of the malaria parasite and its abilities to outwit…

Multifaceted approach key to eradicating malaria

October 25, 2017 – Throughout the twentieth century, researchers hoped to discover a “magic bullet” to cure malaria. But today experts realize that efforts to curb or eradicate the mosquito-borne disease must be multifaceted, from research to policy…

Assessing the impact of climate change on malaria

October 25, 2017 – Climate change may lead to an increase in malaria in certain spots around the world. But in other places, it may have little or no impact on the mosquito-borne disease, according to an expert…

Free online course focuses on malaria eradication

An eight-part, self-paced online course featuring a multidisciplinary perspective on eradicating malaria—MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe—debuted over the summer on the edX global learning platform. The course focuses on the scientific and technological underpinnings…

Heverton Dutra named Pew Latin America fellow

Heverton Dutra, a researcher in immunology and infectious diseases from Brazil, has been named a member of the 2017 class of Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences. The program provides two-year fellowships to talented Latin American…