- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
- Elizabeth Ashley, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
- Ulrike Fillinger, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Simon Hay, IHME, University of Washington
- Caroline Jones, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Didier Leroy, Medicines for Malaria Venture
- Georges Snounou, Universite Pierre & Marie Curie
- Marcel Tanner, Swiss Tropical Institute
ResearchThe authors hypothesize that mosquito immune systems will senesce as mosquitoes age and that susceptibility to malaria infection will vary with age due to these age-related changes in immunity. This is an important question for the transmission ecology of vector-borne diseases.
ResearchMalaria parasites need to take up the iron from inside or from outside the parasitized red blood cell. Iron chelators are widely used for the treatment of iron overload and also inhibit parasite growth at levels that are non-toxic to mammalian cells. A new chemical is tested in comparison with standard chelators, including desferrioxamine, deferiprone and deferasirox.
ResearchThe paper on the epidemiology of subclinical malaria in Southeast Asia is a tour de force for the high volume PCR on more than 5,000 PCR reactions. This is an important contribution to our understanding of the presence of asymptomatic malaria infections undetectable by RDT and microscopy.
ResearchDescribes the results of a cross-sectional study of malaria parasitaemia in pregnant women presenting for their first antenatal visits at two health centres in northern Zambia. This is an important topic because the known adverse impact of malaria on mortality and morbidity of both pregnant women and their fetuses and newborns.
ResearchThe authors describe the associations of select social and environmental determinants and malaria in Amazonas state, Brazil. The topic is of importance in malaria epidemiology.
ResearchVarious environmental stress factors encountered during malaria may induce programmed cell death in P. falciparum. This study is the first to characterize parasite cell death in response to natural sunlight.
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Malaria Journal is aimed at the scientific community interested in malaria in its broadest sense. It is the only journal that publishes exclusively articles on malaria and, as such, it aims to bring together knowledge from the different specialities involved in this very broad discipline, from the bench to the bedside and to the field. Malaria Journal offers a fast publication schedule while maintaining rigorous peer-review; this is achieved by managing the whole of the publication process electronically, from submission to peer-review.
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