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Malaria: The Forever War

Plasmodium has been virtually unstoppable. But as the following pages testify, breakthroughs in genetics, parasitology, entomology, drug development, satellite technology and other areas have summoned new hopes against our old enemy.

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Dancing with the Enemy
The malaria parasite relies on humans and mosquitoes to survive. But could we use the mosquito to thwart the parasite? More
A Double Dose of Hope
As drug resistance threatens existing antimalarials, two scientists pursue radically different strategies for developing new drugs against malaria. One designs drugs from scratch; the other searches for a needle in a haystack. More
Mission Man
Philip Thuma’s lifetime in rural Zambia makes him uniquely qualified to combat malaria. But can his wildly successful model work without the man himself? More
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The Good Fight

The Good Fight

Nobel laureate Peter Agre, director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, reflects on achievements and priorities in the struggle to conquer malaria.

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The Human Element

The Human Element

The complex fight against malaria is complicated by the fact that the parasite preys on human behaviors and the mistakes we make.

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Dreams Die Hard

Dreams Die Hard

Want to watch a heated debate? Mention “eradication” in a room of malariologists. Here, two researchers sound off on the noble and controversial goal of eradication.

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Malaria Research News

Malaria Research News

Four stories about researchers and their innovative approaches to illuminating the mysteries of the mosquito and the parasite.

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Malaria Life Cycle

Malaria Life Cycle

Follow the Plasmodium parasite’s intricate, and occasionally bizarre, 13 steps to transmitting malaria.

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Frontlines
Five warriors share their personal stories from malaria’s battlefield. More

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Our goal is clear: Create the scientific basis for the eradication of malaria.

Editor's Note
A single focus on a single disease is not the only reason this issue is special. We will now publish Johns Hopkins Public Health three times per year.

Frontlines
Five warriors share their personal stories from malaria’s battlefield.

Six Experts, Six Answers
World-renowned researchers weigh in on issues such as the malaria vaccine, resistance to antimalarials, lessons from history and looming threats.

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