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Should pyrethroids be banned for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS)?

May 20, 2010 - 11:41 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Today a new forum topic was launched by Drs Derek Charlwood and Erling Pedersen from DBL in Copenhagen. They argue that pyrethroids should no longer be used for indoor residual spraying and be reserved for use on bednets. What's your opinion?

Coming soon: The Fever

May 17, 2010 - 20:41 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Every so often a book appears about malaria. About its history, great discoveries, and the historic and current battle against it. But sometimes there's a book that goes the extra mile by providing a critical outside view on what we all try to accomplish. This is what you get when reading 'The Fever: How malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years', written by Sonia Shah.

CLOSED: Job: Reminder & deadline postponed: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

May 16, 2010 - 20:05 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research scientist to work on a project funded by the FCT (National Scientific Foundation), Portugal to investigate the role of immune stimulatory molecules on mosquito Anopheles gambiae response against the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei (PTDC/SAU-MII/102596/2008). 

antimalarial research

May 5, 2010 - 05:55 -- Sankarganesh P

Dear friends,
Greetings!
I am PhD research scholar and antimalarial compound search from endophytic streptomyces species of Medicinal plants origin is my main motto.
i really belive these endophytes for novel source against malarial parasite, it indirectly helps to encourage the forestation process, in which it can reduce the global warming.

New Ovale Malaria Species Interview

May 4, 2010 - 23:37 -- Onome Akpogheneta

Researchers have identified a ‘new’ and distinct form of the malaria parasite which naturally infects humans. This finding adds another human malaria parasite to the previously identified 5 species of Plasmodium already known to infect humans. After analysing the DNA sequences of Plasmodium parasites from the ovale species, the investigators determined that the Plasmodium ovale parasite, which has until now been considered to be a single species, is actually 2 different species.

Development of Resistance to ACTs - Its a matter of time...

April 26, 2010 - 07:39 -- Patrick Sawa
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The intelligence of a species like the protozoan we call Plasmodia is amazing. I have followed the response of patients to ACTs since their introduction a few years ago...The parasite clearance and symptomatic relief seems to be getting more sluggish with time.

IVCC and Syngenta reach key milestone in development of new insecticide for malaria mosquito control

April 23, 2010 - 09:22 -- Mark Birchmore

IVCC and Syngenta reach key milestone in development of new insecticide for malaria mosquito control.

• Field trials show Actellic® 300CS can provide at least 8 months control of pyrethroid resistant mosquitoes
• Actellic® 300CS micro-encapsulated formulation submitted to WHOPES
• Major step forward in development of new products for malaria control

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