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Science Cafe: Battling Malaria

The Sound of Ideas
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 9:00 am
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Mosquitoes are pests. The bloodthirsty little suckers play a minor role in the food chain, but in much of the world, a major role in disease: diseases like malaria. Science has been fighting malaria for years, and yet it's still the leading killer of children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tuesday morning at 9, we'll talk with local experts about how a tiny parasite called plasmodium has managed to evade the best minds in science and medicine, and why its days just might be numbered. Pictured: An Anopheles gambiae mosquito in flight after a blood meal. Inset: Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria.

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Dr. Peter Zimmerman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Global Health and Disease, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Moses Bockarie, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Center for Global Health and Disease, Case Western Reserve University

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