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  • Reply to: Conference: 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry & Natural Products   1 day 16 hours ago

    Pharmacognosy 2016 is a specially designed cluster conference. The main theme of the conference is “Advances and Innovations in Natural Product Research” which covers a wide range of critically important sessions.

    Pharmacognosy 2016 would lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims in accelerating scientific discoveries.

    Benefits
    • All accepted abstracts will be published in the respective Journals
    • Each abstract will receive a DOI provided by Cross Ref
    • Special privileges on group registrations
    • Chance of B2B meeting
    • Opportunity to organize Workshop/Symposium

    For more details of scientific sessions and submission of abstract submission please visit:
    http://pharmacognosy-phytochemistry-natural-products.pharmaceuticalconferences.com/call-for-abstracts.php

    Thanks & Regards
    Sophie Neville

  • Reply to: Breaking news from clinical trials with Artemisia plants   2 days 10 hours ago

    Avec tambours et trompettes, Bill Gates associé pour l’occasion à la Grande Bretagne ont récemment annoncé un plan de plusieurs milliards de dollars pour éradiquer la malaria… Le Cameroun va bénéficier d’une subvention de 77 millions d’euros du Fonds Mondial pour distribuer 15,8 millions de moustiquaires…

    Sans trop s’attarder sur les liens étroits qui unissent la richissime fondation Bill & Melinda Gates et l’industrie pharmaceutique (+/-1,5 milliards de dollars d’actions), sans trop s’attarder sur les flops des précédentes distributions de moustiquaires au Cameroun ni sur ses effets secondaires néfastes scientifiquement prouvés, on est en droit de se demander qui sont les grands gagnants de ces campagnes coûteuses. Je vous laisse à vos réflexions !

    http://coupdpouce-luxembourg-cameroun.over-blog.com/2016/02/paludisme-et-gros-business.html

    HUBERT (de Luxembourg)

  • Reply to: Why do novel vector control tools have to be perfect if the RTS,S vaccine isn't?   3 days 12 hours ago

    Hi Bart
    In response to you original article I do appreciate your point about the downsides of unrealistic expectations and chasing only near universal solutions.

    However in pursuing potentially valuable tools which do not meet 'perfection criterion' might it be important to make a clear division between novel tools with
    (a) well established properties/tolerances due to a diverse and extensive evidence base,
    versus,
    (b) those where universal-success is also not guaranteed, in part, because of a limited or inadequate evidence base?

    Could failing to make this distinction contribute to unfortunate abandonment and frustration with experimental control techniques?

    Cheers Guy

  • Reply to: Why do novel vector control tools have to be perfect if the RTS,S vaccine isn't?   3 days 12 hours ago

    Thanks for the definition of TPP Bart .

  • Reply to: Breaking news from clinical trials with Artemisia plants   4 days 1 hour ago

    In answer to your question posted on malariaworld:

    Quote "I have been living in a rural Uganda community where Artemisia is planted, what should be the best practice to apply this useful plant.
    Kindly avail me what should be the best methods and why"

    You are fortunate to have one of the best Artemisia experts in Uganda, Pr Patrick Ogwang from the Makerere university.
    He has published several scientific papers on this subject.
    You may contact him at pe7321@gmail.com or patrickengeu@gmail.com
    He has also developed the prophylactic product ARTAVOL