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Xavier Fernàndez

A Short (Hi)story of Malaria: From Dinosaurs to a Simple “Bad Air” (Part 1)


[This post has been written by  Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets ] Perhaps no other disease has left a more conspicuous imprint on human history than malaria Perhaps no other disease has left a more conspicuous imprint on human history than malaria : from Lucy and all our hominid...

Pablo Martínez

Responding to Emerging Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the Mediterranean Region


Vector-borne diseases make up 17% of all infectious diseases worldwide , causing 700,000 deaths every year and around 250,000 if we exclude malaria. Vector-borne diseases make up 17% of all infectious diseases worldwide, causing 700,000 deaths every year In recent years, we...

Krijn Paaijmans

The Mosquito –My 'Femme Fatale'


Mosquitoes do have a beautiful side too. You just need to look closer at them On World Mosquito Day (August 20) , we can all read how deadly mosquitoes are. And yes, they are –by far– the number one killer , so I guess that is why they deserve their own special day. But...

Maria Carmen Fernandez

Why Vivax Malaria Represents a Serious Problem for Malaria Eradication


In mid-2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted one of the most ambitious malaria eradication programmes ever, a strategy covering the period from 2016 to the end of 2030. The main objective of this programme is to eliminate malaria from 35 countries and to reduce the number of...

Silvie Huijben

Malaria Elimination: What´s Evolutionary Biology Got To Do With It


Over the past decade we have witnessed great success in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality worldwide . Several countries are even reaching, or working hard towards the elimination of malaria. Much of the successes can be attributed to insecticide- and antimalarial-based interventions :...

Luis Izquierdo

The Fight Against Malaria. Chronicles From the Laboratory


Malaria is, without any doubt, the most significant parasitic disease in humans . Almost half of the world’s population lives at risk of infection in areas where the disease is endemic. According to recent data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 2015 there were over 200...

Selena Alonso

Damned Parasites!


Our project 'Damned parasites' was the most supported at the Fira de Recerca en Directe 2017 In 2015 alone, there were 211 million cases , which caused over 400,000 deaths —mainly among children under five years of age. We are talking about malaria , a disease caused by the ...

Adelaida Sarukhan

From the Heart of Africa, a Message for World Malaria Day

Malaria,Policy & Global Development

Have you ever had malaria? Why did you decide to study it? What lessons have we learned – or not- in the fight against the disease? These are some of the questions we asked our ISGlobal team that attended the Keystone Symposia meeting “Malaria: from Innovation to Eradication”...

Adelaida Sarukhan

These Maps Explain Why Health is Global


[This article has been written by Adelaida Sarukhan, scientific writer at ISGlobal, with the collaboration of Eduard Martín-Borregón, and it has been published in Spanish in The Huffington Post ] There is no doubt: in an increasingly interdependent world, health has become a global...

Carlota Dobaño

What’s Hot in Malaria Vaccines?


Carlota Dobaño is Associate Research Professor and Head of the Malaria Immunology Group at ISGlobal I am sure you have heard various announcements recently about new and promising malaria vaccines that are achieving high levels of protection. However, as we have been reading articles...

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