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NOT Open Access | The identification of malaria in paleopathology—An in-depth assessment of the strategies to detect malaria in ancient remains

November 10, 2015 - 05:15 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Raffaella Bianucci, Adauto Araujo, Carsten M. Pusch, Andreas G. Nerlich
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Acta Tropica, Volume 152, December 2015, Pages 176–180

The comprehensive analyses of human remains from various places and time periods, either by immunological or molecular approaches, provide circumstantial evidence that malaria tropica haunted humankind at least since dynastic ancient Egypt.

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NOT Open Access | Structural changes of the follicular cells during developmental stages of the malaria vector mosquitoes Anopheles pharoensis (Diptera: Culicidae) in Egypt

October 27, 2014 - 09:43 -- NOT Open Access
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Abeer S. Yamany , Fatma K. Adham & Heinz Mehlhorn
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Parasitology Research, November 2014, Volume 113, Issue 11, pp 4233-4241

The structure modulation of follicular cells and the ovarian changes during fourth larval instar and pupal stage of the malaria vector mosquitoes Anopheles pharoensis Theobald were investigated using the light and electron microscopy.

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Linking land cover and species distribution models to project potential ranges of malaria vectors: an example using Anopheles arabiensis in Sudan and Upper Egypt

August 8, 2012 - 07:14 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Fuller DO, Parenti M, Hassan AN, Beier JC
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:264 (6 August 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study provides a first demonstration of how land change and species distribution models may be linked to project potential changes in vector habitat distribution and invasion potential.

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Editorial: King Tutankhamun, Modern Medical Science, and the Expanding Boundaries of Historical Inquiry

February 17, 2010 - 08:56 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Howard Markel
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JAMA. 2010;303(7):667-668

Indeed, this finding constitutes the oldest genetic proof of malaria in well-dated mummies.

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Ancestry and Pathology in King Tutankhamun's Family

February 17, 2010 - 08:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Zahi Hawass, Yehia Z. Gad, Carsten M. Pusch et al.
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JAMA, February 17, 2010; 303: 638 - 647

These results suggest avascular bone necrosis in conjunction with the malarial infection as the most likely cause of death in Tutankhamun. Walking impairment and malarial disease sustained by Tutankhamun is supported by the discovery of canes and an afterlife pharmacy in his tomb.

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