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Views and Impressions from the 1st World Malaria Congress - Part 1

July 11, 2018 - 06:15 -- Ricardo Ataide

As the first of its kind, the World Malaria Congress was a stunning success. The Congress organizing committee should be very proud. Grant you, it was not perfect, but first times seldom are. There was a certain rush in getting things done, an eagerness to bring to bed groups that should have had a coffee and a walk in the park beforehand in order to get to know each other's language and idiosyncrasies, likes and dislikes. But the reality of it is that things got done. People engaged with each other and held productive discussions on sensitive topics.

Open access Cochrane Reviews on malaria interventions

June 29, 2018 - 09:43 -- Dee Walshe

Hello,

The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) has published several systematic reviews of malaria interventions which may be of interest to Malaria World members. Each of the reviews are open access and are accessible via the Cochrane Library:

http://www.cochranelibrary.com/review-group/Infectious%20Diseases%20Group/

Best wishes,

Dee Walshe

Managing Editor, CIDG

The hypnozoite concept of malarial relapse is outdated

May 29, 2018 - 14:47 -- Miles Markus

UPDATE COMMENTARY: Acquisition of novel insights has been taking place (reflected especially in 2018 reports) in relation to where plasmodial parasites go in the mammalian body. This new understanding has led to the hypnozoite hypothesis of relapse in malaria becoming partly out of date insofar as it is now a theory that is (in the way it has been applied since 1980) too restrictive. To elucidate:

Patterns of insecticide resistance in African mosquito malaria vectors

May 24, 2018 - 12:09 -- Penny Hancock

https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1801826115

In this study, we analysed observations of resistance levels in some of the most important malaria vector species sampled from 1183 locations spanning 38 African countries. If mosquitoes show cross-resistance to multiple insecticide types, then the number of insecticides that remain effective is limited. Therefore, our research looked for evidence of common patterns of resistance amongst the different types of insecticides that are most important in mosquito control programs.

Relapse in Malaria: P.G. Shute’s “X Body”

May 15, 2018 - 22:20 -- Miles Markus

Was P.G. Shute’s “X Body” the same plasmodial stage that is now called a “hypnozoite”? The short answer is “No”. The malariologist who has just put this question to me has suggested that the whole reply (see below) be made available in the MalariaWorld Newsletter, considering the current topicality of the enigmatic hypnozoite; particularly in regard to the concept of malaria eradication.

Bone Marrow and Hypnozoite-Independent Plasmodium vivax Malarial Recurrences

May 11, 2018 - 20:19 -- Miles Markus

As shown by the record of historical events listed in Table 1 in a recent review of biological concepts in recurrent vivax malaria, the question of a hypnozoite-independent, non-circulating origin(s) of recurrences was first raised approximately 7 years ago. (Link to the paper and Table 1 [click here]). More specifically, parasites in bone marrow as a possible contributing source are discussed in this 2018 article, the matter having initially been debated in a 2017 publication cited therein.

T-REX of RBC Genetic Variants to Prevent or Ameliorate Cerebral Malaria

April 19, 2018 - 05:57 -- Philip JAJOSKY
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As of April 2018, there are 4 PubMed articles that propose the immediate evaluation of T-REX for the prevention of malaria deaths (under author name "JAJOSKY"). These proposals represent 4 (malaria-specific) cell-therapy variations of the special-donor concept highlighted by the successful (HIV-specific) cell-therapy administered to "the Berlin patient."

MIM2018: Become a member of the MIM society!

April 15, 2018 - 13:32 -- MIM 2018

Dear MIM Conference Attendees,

As your travel this weekend to Dakar, Senegal remember to come prepared to be a member of the MIM Society.  It is promising to be a wonderful opportunity for young and old seasoned and burgeoning researchers to take advantage of the benefits of membership.

MIM2018: MIM Shuttle Schedule

April 13, 2018 - 10:04 -- MIM 2018

Dear MIM participants,

For those who have sent their itineraries as requested, hostesses holding a MIM sign will meet you at the airport, assist you as needed and guide you towards the shuttle buses provided for the transfer from the airport to the hotel where you will stay.

We kindly request to those who have not yet sent their travel itinerary to do so as soon as possible.

Please find below the shuttle timetable:

Science of Eradication of Plasmodium vivax

March 30, 2018 - 13:26 -- Miles Markus

Aspects of the eradication-related parasitology of this topical subject are covered in a 2018 paper that has been published online. It is "in press" for a special journal issue. (Link to the article [click here]).

MIM2018: Participant's itinerary

March 22, 2018 - 06:08 -- MIM 2018

We are a few days away from the 2018  MIM conference.

In order to facilitate your stay in Senegal and make your participation in the MIM a successful one, we kindly request you to send us your flight details as well as the name of the hotel you will be staying in.

Please make sure to always copy the following two email addresses in your reply to info@mim2018.com:

laissand@ecko.sn AND soule@ecko.sn

Upon arrival at the Blaise Diagne International Airport, transportation to your hotel will be available.

Throughout the conference, shuttle buses will be ready to take you from your hotel to the conference and vice versa.

Best regards,

MIM Organizing team

MIM2018: Shuttle bus service available

March 9, 2018 - 15:22 -- MIM 2018

Dear all, The next MIM conference will be held from 15 - 20 April 2018 at the International Conference Centre Abdou Diouf (CICAD) in Diamniadio, Senegal.

The conference center is located about thirty kilometers away from downtown Dakar.

The MIM Organizing Committee would like to inform you that a shuttle bus service will be made available to all participants for transportation from partner hotels to the conference center.

We look forward to seeing you all in April in Senegal.

Best regards, MIM Organizing Committee

Please click here to see our partner hotels

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