- 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 largest set of malarial antibodies included in a single multiplex assay and represents an important step forward in the diagnostics for surveillance across many life stages and species of malarial parasites.
ResearchData from four study sites covering a wide variety of variables, which makes it highly relevant in today's global efforts to tackle malaria in light of increasingly clustered and localized transmission patterns. Understanding potential factors that could influence transmission patterns is crucial to adapt interventions and maintain cost-effectiveness and equity.
ResearchDescribes the polymorphisms of mdr1 and the microsatellite diversity found in Plasmodium vivax samples from the Republic of Korea.
ResearchDescribes the optimization of a colourimetric LAMP assay. The assay was tested on samples originating in different endemic settings with different species compositions, and also tested in a field setting in Malaysia. Even if not strictly-speaking high throughput and/or field applicable, the methodology is an important addition to the battery of sensitive diagnostic tools that will be needed.
ResearchThe mechanism and timing of commitment to gametocytogenesis is still not fully elucidated. The characterization of PfGEXP5 as a marker for early ring stage parasites committed to the sexual development pathway as detailed in this paper will make a useful addition to the small battery of markers currently available and will be a valuable tool with which to study gametocyte biology in the laboratory and field.
ResearchA study involving 13,299 subjects from 10 sites in Africa and Asia, genotyped for 178 SNPs and tested for association with antibodies to four malarial antigens and total IgE levels. The authors' most significant finding is to identify an association between sickle cell trait and reduced antibody concentrations to blood-stage antigens.
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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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