Nearly one million people die of malaria every year, mostly infants, young children, and pregnant women, and most of them in Africa. Finding effective ways to control and eventually eradicate the disease is a high priority of NIAID.
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NIH Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated with Malaria Risk in Children—March 24, 2015
Scientists Pinpoint Factors Contributing to Resistance to Key Malaria Drug—Dec. 11, 2014
Media Availability: Vaccine Made from Complex of Two Malaria Proteins Protects Mice From Lethal Infection—June 23, 2014
Researchers Develop Genetic Barcode to Identify Geographical Origin of Malaria Parasites—June 13, 2014
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NIAID Malaria Webinar for Reporters, April 16, 2009 (transcript)Transcript of the NIAID Webinar for Science and Medical Reporters held April 16, 2009, titled “NIAID Malaria Research: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (MS Word). Speakers included Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, NIAID director, and six other NIAID malaria experts: Drs. Martin John Rogers, Adriana Costero, Rick M. Fairhurst, Thomas E. Wellems, Susan K. Pierce, and B.F. “Lee” Hall.
Last Updated March 24, 2015