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The role of improved housing and living environments in malaria control and elimination

November 4, 2020 - 09:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Richard Carter and Nadira D. Karunaweera
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:385, 31 October 2020

Malaria risk and endemicity is often associated with the nature of human habitation and living environment. The disappearance of malaria from regions where it had been endemic for centuries, such as coastal areas of southern England, has been attributed, at least in part, to improvement in the quality of housing. Moreover, indigenous malaria transmission ceased throughout England without the necessity to eliminate the vector mosquitoes.

cGMP homeostasis in malaria parasites - the key to perceiving and integrating environmental changes during transmission to the mosquito

October 31, 2020 - 09:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Brochet M, Balestra AC, Brusini L
Reference: 
Mol Microbiol. 2020 Oct 28

Malaria-causing parasites are transmitted from humans to mosquitoes when developmentally arrested gametocytes are taken up by a female Anopheles during a bloodmeal. The changes in environment from human to mosquito activate gametogenesis, including a drop in temperature, a rise in pH and a mosquito-derived molecule, xanthurenic acid. Signalling receptors have not been identified in malaria parasites but mounting evidence indicates that cGMP homeostasis is key to sensing extracellular cues in gametocytes.

Malaria around large dams in Africa: effect of environmental and transmission endemicity factors

September 10, 2019 - 15:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Solomon Kibret, Jonathan Lautze, Matthew McCartney, Luxon Nhamo and Guiyun Yan
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:303, 3 September 2019

The impact of large dams on malaria has received widespread attention. However, understanding how dam topography and transmission endemicity influence malaria incidences is limited.

The susceptibility of five African Anopheles species to Anabaena PCC 7120 expressing Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis mosquitocidal cry genes

October 8, 2012 - 16:34 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Ketseoglou I, Bouwer G
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:220 (4 October 2012)

MalariaWorldThe aim of this study was to evaluate the larvicidal activity of a genetically engineered cyanobacterium, Anabaena PCC 7120#11, against five African Anopheles species in laboratory bioassays.

Your signature is wanted for open access petition to the White House

May 24, 2012 - 18:37 -- Tom Olijhoek

HELP TO MAKE OPEN ACCESS A WORLDWIDE  STANDARD FOR PUBLISHING SCIENCE

A very important point to make about this campaign is that THE PETITION CAN BE SIGNED BY ANYONE over 13 years in age with an email address, and from all parts of the world. So by signing this petition YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The more signatures there are , the louder the message will be and the more chance there will be for rapid change.

If you are willing to sign the petition please go to the website access2research and follow the directives. Alternatively you can go direct to the WEthePEOPLE website.

Please sign and tell your colleagues, family, friends that they can sign too.

OPEN ACCESS TO PUBLICLY FUNDED RESEARCH: PUBLISHERS ARE ACTING UP

January 7, 2012 - 16:38 -- Tom Olijhoek

 While in Europe the European ‘s Commission Digital Agenda is paving the way for Open Access to publicly funded research data (Data Access ) and Publications (OpenAire plus), the political landscape in the US looks quite differently.

Malaria in Turkey: Successful control and strategies for achieving elimination

August 30, 2011 - 11:50 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ahmet Özbilgin, Seher Topluoglu, Saffet Es, Elif Islek, Salih Mollahaliloglu, Yasin Erkoc
Reference: 
Acta Tropica, Volume 120, Issues 1-2, October-November 2011, Pages 15-23

Turkey is located in the middle of Asia, Africa and Europe, close to Caucasia, Balkans and Middle East in subtropical climate zone.

Outcome of Poster Session on Innovative Alternatives to DDT held alongside the 5. Meeting of the Stockholm Convention

May 10, 2011 - 08:46 -- Stefanie Keller

Biovision, in support of the implementation of the Global Alliance for Alternatives to DDT, has organised a series of posters to present alternatives to DDT. The posters on innovative products, methods and alternative strategies for malaria vector control have been displayed alongside the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

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

The power of blogging / 101 blogs that change the world

September 18, 2009 - 08:21 -- Serge Christiaans

The world is full of visionaries and people who want to make a difference in the world, and many of those people share their knowledge online through their blogs. Whether you want to change the world through environment, humanitarianism, business, or any other way, there’s a blog out there that can offer you guidance and inspiration. Read on, and you’ll find 100+1 blogs that can help you change the world.

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