Winter 2011 - Special Issue on Malaria
Mapping malaria's lethal life cycle
The malaria parasite’s life cycle relies on humans and mosquitoes. Could we use the mosquito to stop the parasite?
Are we the malaria parasite’s best friend?
As drug resistance threatens existing antimalarials, two scientists pursue radically different strategies for developing new drugs against malaria.
Mention “eradication” among malariologists, and you likely will spark a hot debate. All agree that the goal is noble—but from there controversy ensues. Is eradication manifest destiny? Or is it a pipe dream that does more harm than good?
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?
I witnessed the power of research to reverse a situation that seemed so hopeless only 10 years before.