"If you walk over a paddle of water barefoot, the malaria virus and bacteria will get in through the soles of your feet and spread to the rest of the body
Location: London, UK
Salary: £43,350 – £48,400 p.a.
Application deadline: 31 May 2012
90 years ago, Palestine was deemed by the British Mandate to be almost "hopeless from the malarial standpoint". Much of the area was uninhabitable.
"Malaria stands out as by far the most important disease in Palestine.
For centuries is has decimated the population and it is an effective
Organisation: Malaria Eradication Scientific Allliance (MESA)
Location: WHO Global Malaria Progamme, Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline for submission: 04.04.2012, 17h00 CET
Insects employ a variety of cues to find and identify resources. One of the most intriguing questions about insect behaviour is how chemical cues influence communication and orientation. When studying mosquitoes, research is directed at understanding how human-emitted odours influence orientation from a distance and landing on the host, and how repellents interfere with these behaviours. This has an immense value if we think of a way to prevent malaria mosquitoes from detecting human hosts.
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The editorial below was written by Camilla Beech, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Oxitec Ltd, UK, partially as a response to a recent editorial by Guy Reeves, on regulatory aspects of GM mosquitoes.
Having spent over 10 years developing novel genetic approaches to control insect pests, we’re acutely aware of the importance of proceeding with caution, of doing so in a transparent and open manner, and of engaging in the most effective way possible with the diverse communities who have an interest in the development and use of these new technologies.
I don't know about you, but this week my Facebook, email and news feeds have been flooded with the Kony2012 video and the many pro- and con- reactions to it. I myself have watched the video and, albeit feeling it was over simplistic and a bit Hollywoodesc, I felt that it was clever as a tool to make people more aware of child-soldiers, war-crimes and the people responsible.