Today, April 25th is World Malaria Day, declared by the World Health Organization. Malaria can be prevented and cured, but over one million people still die from the disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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A malaria vaccine ready for its final trial.

VIDEO: Breeding mosquitoes in the laboratory.

A drug that might treat both HIV and malaria.

How scientists are using math against malaria.

BLOG: Blocking mosquito reproduction.

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Susannah Locke holds a B.S. from Haverford College, where she studied molecular biology and psychology and ran the college’s literary magazine. For two years following graduation she played with neurons as a research technician at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After using almost every type of test tube on the market for every conceivable purpose, she removed her gloves to become a journalist and improve the public’s understanding of science.

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