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October 15, 2021 - 11:52 -- Ingeborg van Schayk




What if...

Another week has passed and we have received more donations to help us built a new MalariaWorld platform. Thank you so much. Your support is still more than welcome. And more people have pledged to make a donation. We are looking forward to that. Update so far: €2.205,=. We need €20.000, so help us getting there! The time to act is now. I will give you an update next week, so we all know where we are. What if all of you who can afford it, would give € 50,= this week... then we could start building a new MalariaWorld by next week.



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Job opportunity for Vector Biology open rank, tenure-track faculty position

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty—at an academic rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor—whose research program focuses on the biology of arthropod vectors of human disease or vector-pathogen-host interactions. Individuals with expertise in any area of vector biology are welcome to apply, including vector ecology, evolution, behavior, physiology, immunity, and genomics. Deadline: Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Reads more and how to apply



Podcast - Johns Hopkins Malaria Minute


Podcast #3 | 15 October 2021: Results from a large study in Ethiopia showed that P. falciparum malaria parasites have mutated and have the worrisome ability to avoid being detected by the widely used RDTs.
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Watch the recording of yesterday's Masterclass 'Sustaining the [Malaria] Gains', with Profs. Thomas Churcher & Ellie Sherrard Smith

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Last chance to submit your abstract for the Future of Malaria Research Symposium: deadline October 17

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute hosts the virtual 7th Future of Malaria Research Symposium on November 12. Students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists are encouraged to submit abstracts to be considered for a short or long talk by October 17.
Read more and how to register for this Zoom event



WHO - Mekong Malaria Elimination: epidemiology summary, volume 14, April–June 2021

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Malaria News at a Glance

Catching malaria evolution in the act
13 October 2021, Science Daily
Researchers can now detect brand new mutations in individual malaria parasites infecting humans. Such high resolution could help us understand how parasites develop drug resistance and evade immune responses, and suggest potential treatment targets.
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An eco-friendly toxic cocktail could be a new weapon against malaria
12 October 2021, Science Daily
Researchers have demonstrated that blood-seeking mosquitoes can be directed to feed on a toxic plant-based solution, which in turn kills them. This result could be one solution for the global problem of diseases like malaria or dengue fever by specifically targeting the mosquitoes while other species like bees won't be affected.
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Scientists hail historic malaria vaccine approval — but point to challenges ahead
08 October 2021, Nature
The WHO-approved RTS,S vaccine has modest efficacy and requires a complex regimen of doses, so ample funding and clear communication will be crucial to success.
Read this article





Scientific Publications

During the past week dozens of new scientific malaria publications were published on MalariaWorld

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