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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…

The power of biology

Deepali Ravel, PhD '17, studies the malaria parasite and believes biology can be a powerful tool for addressing global health problems.

Zika virus found to be circulating in Africa for decades

May 24, 2017—Few researchers studied the Zika virus (ZIKV) before an outbreak that started in Brazil two years ago spread to 40 countries and territories throughout Latin America and infected more than one million people. A new study…

Student team pitches long-lasting insect repellent

April 25, 2017 — A team led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health student Abraar M. Karan, MPH ’17, and Harvard Business School student Andrew Rothaus, MBA ’18, is among four finalists in HBS’s 2017 New Venture…