A systematic review and meta-analysis examining the association between anti-merozoite antibody responses and incidence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria by Freya Fowkes and colleagues aids identification of antigens that confer protection from malaria.
In the third in a series of articles on the changing nature of global health institutions, Gerald Keusch and colleagues examine institutional arrangements for malaria research
This is the first attempt to build a comprehensive directory of potential transcription-associated proteins in Plasmodium.
We propose a new method that uses gene expression data to assess inter-species annotation transfers.
Direct ophthalmoscopy seemed to be effective in detecting malarial retinopathy, but only when performed by experienced personnel.
Interesting study that highlights the importance of developing effective control tools that can be utilized in resistance management programmes. Although the results of the paper do not provide overwhelming support for the deltamethrin and piperonyl butoxide combination bednet, it is an important negative result.
Response by the authors to a recent commentary published in Malaria Journal.
This paper presents strong evidence that capillary electrophoresis (CE) is better than gel electrophoresis in discriminating recrudescence from reinfection. This has important implications for drug development.
Due to very high and increasing resistance of malaria parasites to SP in Africa there is a need for alternative methods to protect pregnant women from the effects of malaria in pregnancy. This study describes pregnant women’s acceptability of such an alternative method based on intermittent RDT screening followed by treatment of those found positive.
How to construct a cheap separation system for isolating haemozoin and infected red blood cells from malaria infected blood cultures using a magnet. The study is the first report of the effect of magnet strength and configuration on the efficiency of isolation of both haemozoin and iRBCs.