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Open Access | Immunological mechanisms underlying protection mediated by RTS,S: a review of the available data

January 7, 2010 - 13:18 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Vasee S Moorthy, W Ripley Ballou
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:312 (30 December 2009)

In this article, what is known about mechanisms involved in partial protection against malaria induced by RTS,S is reviewed.

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Open Access | Achieving high coverage of larval-stage mosquito surveillance: challenges for a community-based mosquito control programme in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

January 7, 2010 - 13:14 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Prosper P Chaki, Nicodem J Govella, Bryson Shoo, Abdullah Hemed, Marcel Tanner, Ulrike Fillinger, Gerry F Killeen
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:311 (30 December 2009)

Accessibility of habitats in urban settings presents a major challenge because the majority of compounds are fenced for security reasons.

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Open Access | Malaria in infants below six months of age: retrospective surveillance of hospital admission records in Blantyre, Malawi

January 7, 2010 - 13:08 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Beatriz Larru, Elizabeth Molyneux, Feiko O ter Kuile, Terrie Taylor, Malcolm Molyneux, Dianne J Terlouw
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:310 (29 December 2009)

The World Health Organization provides treatment guidelines for children from six months onwards, without specific treatment guidelines for the younger infants. A number of recent reports however suggest that the burden in this young age group may be underestimated.

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Open Access | Infection of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, with two species of entomopathogenic fungi: effects of concentration, co-formulation, exposure time and persistence

January 7, 2010 - 13:03 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Ladslaus L Mnyone, Matthew J Kirby, Dickson W Lwetoijera, Monika W Mpingwa, Bart GJ Knols, Willem Takken, Tanya L Russell
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:309 (23 December 2009)

Both fungus isolates are effective and persistent at low concentrations and short exposure times.

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Open Access | Use and limitations of malaria rapid diagnostic testing by community health workers in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo

January 7, 2010 - 12:58 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Michael Hawkes, Jean Paul Katsuva, Claude K Masumbuko
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:308 (23 December 2009)

CHWs can safely and effectively use RDTs in their management of febrile children; however, cost-effectiveness of RDTs is limited in zones of high malaria prevalence.

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Open Access | Therapeutic efficacy of Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem(R)) against Plasmodium falciparum in Kersa, South West Ethiopia

January 6, 2010 - 17:28 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Assefa A, Kassa M, Tadese G, Mohamed H, Animut A, Mengesha T
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Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:1 (5 January 2010)

Background
Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem(R)) has been used as a first-line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infection since 2004 in Ethiopia. In the present study the therapeutic efficacy of artemether/lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum infection in Kersa, Jima zone, South-west Ethiopia, has been assessed.

The current study proved the excellent therapeutic efficacy of artemether/lumefantrine in the study area and the value of using it.

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Open Access | A genomic glimpse of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases in malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

January 6, 2010 - 17:23 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Bhatt TK, Kapil C, Khan S, Jairajpuri MA, Sharma V, Santoni D, Silvestrini F, Pizzi E, Sharma A
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BMC Genomics 2009, 10:644 (31 December 2009)

The completion of Plasmodium genome sequencing and availability of PlasmoDB database has provided a platform for systematic study of parasite genome.

Open Access | Communication: Synthesis and Evaluation of Hybrid Bis-cationic Salts as Antimalarial Drugs

January 6, 2010 - 13:01 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Stéphanie Ortial, Séverine Denoyelle, Sharon Wein, Olivier Berger, Thierry Durand, Roger Escale, Alain Pellet, Henri Vial, Yen Vo-Hoang
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ChemMedChem : Volume 5, Issue 1, Date: January 4, 2010, Pages: 52-55

Resistance is futile: A new series of hybrid bis-cations has been synthesized as potent antimalarial agents.

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Open Access | Ecology: Identification and characterization of odorant-binding protein 1 gene from the Asian malaria mosquito, Anopheles stephensi

January 6, 2010 - 12:56 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
M. S. Sengul, Z. Tu
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Insect Molecular Biology : Volume 19, Issue 1, Date: February 2010, Pages: 49-60

Here we report the identification and molecular characterization of the Anopheles stephensi odorant-binding protein 1 gene (AsteObp1), an Obp1 gene in An. stephensi, a major malaria vector in Asia.

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Cell and Molecular Biology: Trafficking of the Phosphoprotein PfCRT to the Digestive Vacuolar Membrane in Plasmodium falciparum

January 6, 2010 - 12:50 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Yvonne Kuhn, Cecilia P. Sanchez, Daniel Ayoub, Theodora Saridaki, Alain van Dorsselaer, Michael Lanzer
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Traffic : Volume 11, Issue 2, Date: February 2010, Pages: 236-249

The digestive vacuole plays an important role in the pathophysiology of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

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