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Not Open Access | Limited Degradation of the Plasmodium falciparum Gametocyte Marker pfs25 mRNA Exposed to Tropical Temperatures: Considerations for Malaria Transmission Field Studies

April 12, 2016 - 16:31 -- NOT Open Access
Andreea Waltmann, Stephan Karl, Chris Chiu and Ivo Mueller
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 vol. 94 no. 4 886-889

This study investigated the degradation of pfs25 messenger RNA (mRNA), the most widely used Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte marker, in whole blood spiked with cultured P. falciparum gametocytes, exposed to different temperatures for up to 48 hours, and collected with different anticoagulants.


Prestigious NWO-Vidi grant to start a new malaria research group

June 3, 2014 - 11:37 -- Taco Kooij

Dear friends & colleagues,
I am extremely honoured, proud, and happy to announce that I have been awarded a prestigious Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to start my own independent malaria research lab in Nijmegen. Below follows a press release providing further details.

Molecular confirmation of the occurrence in Germany of Anopheles daciae (Diptera, Culicidae)

November 13, 2012 - 15:53 -- Open Access
Kronefeld M, Dittmann M, Zielke D, Werner D, Kampen H
Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:250 (12 November 2012)

Anopheles daciae, a newly described member of the Maculipennis group, was recently reported from western, southern and eastern Europe.

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