- Marcel Hommel, University of Liverpool
MethodologyThis paper applied thaemozoin-based flow cytometry to measure the anti-malarial activity of drugs in the field, in culture-adapted parasites, without the need for additional reagents or complex protocols.
ResearchIn this study, a phosphoproteomic approach was performed to dissect the molecular mechanism of phosphoprotein regulation, which is involved in the inhibitory effect of Plasmodium vivax on erythroid cell development, a possible cause of anaemia.
ResearchA high frequency of kdr gene mutations was found in population of Anopheles sinensis in Henan province.
ResearchIdentification of behavioural determinants in relation to LLIN use, IRS acceptability and health care-seeking is a critical step in the development of effective, targeted interventions aiming to further reduce malaria transmission and elimination in the area. This descriptive qualitative study reviews the role of bedbugs infestation, perceptions on indoor residual spraying and adherence to community-based health insurance matter as factors interfering with the use of malaria preventive measures in the eastern Rwanda.
ReviewThis paper puts a welcome spotlight back on the need for anti-malarial drug efficacy surveillance, for which enthusiasm and funding had dwindled in many countries since ACT was introduced.
ResearchThis study examines the effects of infection by Plasmodium berghei and of mosquito age on the sensitivity to DDT in a DDT-resistant strain of Anopheles gambiae. The observed pattern suggests that the continued use of insecticides in a population of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could select mosquitoes which are more susceptible to Plasmodium infection.
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