Nov. 13, 2019

Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum across Sub-Saharan Africa

Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research joined a network of African scientists, the Plasmodium Diversity Network Africa, and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to publish a groundbreaking study about the genetic diversity of the world’s most dangerous and prevalent species of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum across sub-Saharan

Nov. 13, 2019

Malarial Mosquitos Migrate Long Distances on High Level Wind Currents

Anopheles malaria vectors have been collected up to 290 meters up in the atmosphere, proving for the first time that they are able to undertake long-distance migrations, potentially spreading, introducing or re-introducing vector-borne diseases to their destinations. These findings, published in Nature, were collected by a global team, including

Sept. 6, 2019

New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-induced T Cell Immunity

A team led by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has gained new insights into the mechanism of vaccine-induced T cell immunity utilizing single-cell RNA sequencing and metabolic profiling techniques.  Though numerous vaccines induce and amplify T cells, a critical part of the body’s adaptive immune system, there is still an information gap

June 6, 2019

Sleep Extension May Decrease Sedentary Activity

Sleep extension increases total sleep time without decreasing overall activity levels.  These data, collected as part of a broader experiment to test the impact of sleep extension and subsequent sleep deprivation on health and performance, were recently published in the journal Sleep Medicine.The study was conducted at the Walter Reed Army