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turnover of mRNA:gene transfection with new physical equipment (microporation)

November 30, 2009 - 07:25 -- Usa Lek-Uthai

Transfection system which is a new tool for RNAi (gene silencing) workflow; the study of human genome of 30000-40000 encoded protein , the protein function(s) are unknown or a little is known. the former era was studied on molecular biology which is the mutant phenotype sudies (Forward genetic). Recently there is reverse genetic which will rapidly results and clarify such as;

Spatial mosquito repellents may provide opportunities for increasing preventive coverage against malaria

November 29, 2009 - 08:31 -- Fredros Okumu
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Though mosquito repellents are among the best known personal protection measures, their use outside the deployed-warfighter-communities is limited. The need for active user participation, discipline, consistent applications and their high costs make civilian applications of mosquito repellents a less appreciated option for use against malaria or other mosquito borne infections. there has also been the argument that repelling mosquitoes without killing them might divert the host seeking mosquitoes to bite persons within the household/environment who do not apply the repellents.

CLOSED: Family Health International: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

November 28, 2009 - 15:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

CLOSED: Family Health International: Project Director

November 28, 2009 - 15:22 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

 

'Mosquito: The fascinating world of public enemy number I' is out

November 27, 2009 - 11:22 -- Bart G.J. Knols

'Mug: De fascinerende wereld van volksvijand nummer I' went on sale in Dutch bookstores last Friday. The book (in Dutch) was written for the general public, to become familiarised with the difficulties of controlling diseases like malaria in developing countries. Given the absence of malaria in the Netherlands since 1959, the Dutch population has now lived for five decades without the threat of a mosquito-borne disease. There is therefore remarkably little general knowledge about mosquito-borne diseases, notably malaria.

Will Kenya eliminate malaria by 2017?

November 23, 2009 - 08:58 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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The atmosphere in the press room was one of excitement, when it was announced that Kenya would see its last case of endemic malaria in the year 2017

This date came from the 2007 Malaria Indicator Survey, showing that malaria is on the decline in various parts of the country. Kenya has therefore chosen the path towards elimination, and will do so when having sufficient funding.

Think globally: act ... area-wide

November 20, 2009 - 22:15 -- Mark Benedict
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MalariaWorld Newsletter recipients would need to have their heads buried in the sand if they were not well aware of numerous threats to the current methods for reducing malaria transmission. Whether the intervention is insecticides or drugs, their sustainability is threatened by failures which - it is hoped - will not become widespread. Of greater concern for those who are responsible for implementing programs are the complexities of applying control methods in different cultures, education in different languages and achieving sufficient compliance.

Parasite babies

November 19, 2009 - 03:07 -- Rina Wong

I set up 7 x 96 well plates yesterday for testing drug interactions between antimalarials. Thank God for electronic multichannel pipettors! Even then I need to be careful not to develop RSI.

It's interesting to tell people that I breed malaria parasites here, feeding them, changing their nappies daily, checking on their health.. as strange as it sounds, they're like my babies.

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