Reply to: How One Child’s Sickle Cell Mutation Helped Protect the World From Malaria
Yes -- Malaria-resistant red blood cell genetic variants are a blessing of human evolution. These special variants can now be administered to patients with life-threatening malaria -- who are mostly children -- via T-REX of special RBC variants. That is, special red blood cell exchange transfusions. Of note, there are several malaria-protective variants, in addition to sickle-cell-trait red blood cells. For example, there has NEVER been a case of cerebral malaria among malaria patients who have Southeast Asian ovalocytes. If interested, message me, ask questions, and follow Malaria World's "T-REX" weblog. Thank you for directing attention to an important cell-therapy opportunity: malaria protective RBC genetic variants.
Reply to: MIM2018: Become a member of the MIM society!
I'm a student and i have filled the registration form at the conference venue, what next?
Reply to: Are Artemisia annua plantations killing fields?
I think the the issue is that A. annua does not belong to a large scale mono-culture which is economically advantageous but ecologically non-sensical. A. annua is a medical plant that belongs in a medicinal garden, problem will arise in a large scale crop. Same thing is happening in China with Rehmannia glutinosa, another major Chinese medicinal plant.
Reply to: Modelling the persistence of mosquito vectors of malaria in Burkina Faso
The start and the end of the rainy season is marked by strong consistent one directionel winds. Alrady years ago, someone set up a ballon system and caught insects including mosquitoes at high altitude. We might need to repeat this and measure for genetic markers. It is likely that mosquitoes driftfrom many sites, so the founder population is a mix that then over the rainy season show genetic adaptation and becme more uniform. that could be meaured
Reply to: E-interview with Dr. Badria El-Sayed (Sudan, 1969)
Dear Dr.Badreya thanks allot for that efforts you made it aware malariology in Sudan where malaria endemic and threats our people and kills our children’s . Please goo a head successfully .