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Open Access | Determination of the Plasmodium vivax relapse pattern in Camopi, French Guiana

December 14, 2009 - 11:02 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Matthieu Hanf, Aurelia Stefani, Celia Basurko, Mathieu Nacher, Bernard Carme
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:278 (4 December 2009)

This study confirmed that the relapse pattern in Camopi was compatible with the pattern described for the P. vivax Chesson (tropical) strain.

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Open Access | Case report: Cardiac complication after experimental human malaria infection: a case report

December 14, 2009 - 10:54 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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An-Emmie Nieman, Quirijn de Mast, Meta Roestenberg, Jorien Wiersma, Gheorghe Pop, Anton Stalenhoef, Pierre Druilhe, Robert Sauerwein, Andre van der Ven
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:277 (3 December 2009)

A 20 year-old healthy female volunteer participated in a clinical Phase I and IIa safety and efficacy trial with candidate malaria vaccine PfLSA-3-rec adjuvanted with aluminium hydroxide.

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Open Access | Malaria paediatric hospitalization between 1999 and 2008 across Kenya

December 14, 2009 - 10:39 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Okiro EA, Alegana VA, Noor AM, Mutheu JJ, Juma E, Snow RW
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BMC Medicine 2009, 7:75 (9 December 2009)

Here we present a nationwide assessment of changes over 10 years in paediatric malaria hospitalization across Kenya.

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Open Access | Short report: Distribution, host preference and infection rates of malaria vectors in Mauritania

December 14, 2009 - 10:34 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Dia I, Ba H, Mohamed SO, Diallo D, Lo B, Diallo M
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Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2:61 (4 December 2009)

This study reports for the first time on the distribution, host preference and infection rates of malaria vectors in Mauritania.

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Open Access | Short report: First report of Metarhizium anisopliae IP 46 pathogenicity in adult Anopheles gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis (Diptera; Culicidae)

December 14, 2009 - 10:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Mnyone LL, Russell TL, Lyimo IN, Lwetoijera DW, Kirby MJ, Luz C
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Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2:59 (1 December 2009)

The results indicate that M. anisopliae IP 46 has the potential to be a bio-control agent for African malaria vector species, and is a suitable candidate for further research and development.

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Novel Putative Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-Anchored Micronemal Antigen of Plasmodium falciparum That Binds to Erythrocytes

December 13, 2009 - 10:40 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Louise Hinds, Judith L. Green, Ellen Knuepfer, Munira Grainger, and Anthony A. Holder
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Eukaryotic Cell 2009;8 1869-1879

We have identified a new Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte binding protein that appears to be located in the micronemes of the merozoite stage of the parasite and membrane linked through a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor.

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Open Access | Quality and Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies in TB, HIV and Malaria: Evaluation Using QUADAS and STARD Standards

December 12, 2009 - 12:46 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Patricia Scolari Fontela, Nitika Pant Pai, Ian Schiller, Nandini Dendukuri, Andrew Ramsay, Madhukar Pai
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PLoS ONE 4(11): e7753

We performed a systematic review on the methodological and reporting quality of diagnostic studies in TB, malaria and HIV.

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Open Access | Visualisation and Quantitative Analysis of the Rodent Malaria Liver Stage by Real Time Imaging

December 12, 2009 - 12:40 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Ploemen IHJ, Prudêncio M, Douradinha BG, Ramesar J, Fonager J, et al.
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PLoS ONE 4(11): e7881

Here we report the use of a transgenic P. berghei parasite, PbGFP-Luccon, expressing the bioluminescent reporter protein luciferase to visualize and quantify parasite development in liver cells both in culture and in live mice using real-time luminescence imaging.

Open Access | Impact of RTS,S/AS02A and RTS,S/AS01B on Genotypes of P. falciparum in Adults Participating in a Malaria Vaccine Clinical Trial

December 11, 2009 - 12:50 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Waitumbi JN, Anyona SB, Hunja CW, Kifude CM, Polhemus ME, et al.
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PLoS ONE 4(11): e7849

The distribution of csp sequences and the MOI of the infecting strains were examined at baseline and in break-through infections from vaccinated individuals and from those receiving a non-malarial vaccine.

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Seasonal abundance of anopheline mosquitoes and their association with rainfall and malaria along the Matapí River, Amapí, Brazil

December 11, 2009 - 12:21 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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A. K. R. GALARDO, R. H. ZIMMERMAN, L. P. LOUNIBOS, L. J. YOUNG, C. D. GALARDO, M. ARRUDA, A. A. R. D'ALMEIDA COUTO
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume 23 Issue 4, Pages 335 - 349

The present study shows how long-term field research may connect entomological and climatological correlates with malaria incidence.

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