Dr. Mair talks about why breaking the transmission cycle by focusing on mosquitoes will help reduce global malaria, how a multi-pronged approach is necessary to eradicate this disease, how public health efforts coordinating drug administration have been effective, and some of the hurdles that impede vaccine development.

Published in microTalk

To eliminate malaria, you have to stop transmission. Carolina Barillas-Mury discusses the co-evolution of malaria, mosquitos, and man.

Saturday, 26 May 2018 20:16

A range of rads - TWiP 152

The case of the Panamanian Mother with Steatorrhea, and new monoclonal antibodies that effectively block malarial infection.

Published in TWiP
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 19:01

Indiscriminate bulk feeders - TWiP 151

The case of the Itchy Child from Panama, and competition for blood in human malaria-helminth co-infections.

Published in TWiP
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:48

Thus misspake Despommier - TWiP 146

The case of the Man With Diarrhea and 100 Micron Objects In Stool, and discuss the reticulocyte receptor for Plasmodium vivax.

Published in TWiP
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 13:51

There’s a lot of worms out there - TWiP 143

The case of the Woman With Anemia, Eosinophila, and a Worm in Her Intestine, and a study on the function and druggability of two malarial aspartate proteases.

Published in TWiP

Dr. Dimopoulos and Dr. Lazear discuss ways to control and prevent malaria, how worried we should be about Zika virus, and how climate change influences diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Published in microTalk

Long before microscopes were invented, ancient physicians and scholars imagined the existence of microbes.

Published in Microbial Sciences

Going somewhere exotic? Travel vaccinations are more than just a prick in the arm. Learn what pesky pathogens you’re protecting yourself from next time you trot the globe

Published in Microbial Sciences
Monday, 23 January 2017 08:54

Third time’s a charm - TWiP 125

TWiP solves the case of the Timber Worker with Severe Shaking Chills, and describe an experimental malaria vaccine comprising attenuated sporozoites produced by genetic engineering.

Published in TWiP
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