Author Archives: Malaria Journal

Malaria parasite clearance

Following anti-malarial drug treatment asexual malaria parasite killing and clearance appear to be first order processes.

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MinorityReport, software for generalized analysis of causal genetic variants

The widespread availability of next generation genome sequencing technologies has enabled a wide range of variant detection applications, especially in cancer and inborn genetic disorders.

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Change in Anopheles richness and composition in response to artificial flooding during the…

Anopheles mosquitoes are the only vectors of human malaria.

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Developing global maps of insecticide resistance risk to improve vector control

Significant reductions in malaria transmission have been achieved over the last 15 years with elimination occurring in a small number of countries, however, increasing drug and insecticide resistance threatens…

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Geographical distributions of African malaria vector sibling species and evidence for…

Many of the mosquito species responsible for malaria transmission belong to a sibling complex; a taxonomic group of morphologically identical, closely related species.

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Changing the policy for intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine…

The growing resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) treatment for uncomplicated malaria led to a recommendation by the World Health Organization for the use of artemisinin-based comb…

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Local constraints to access appropriate malaria treatment in the context of parasite resistance…

Despite emerging drug resistance in Cambodia, artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is still the most efficacious therapy.

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Anti-malarial effect of novel chloroquine derivatives as agents for the treatment of malaria

The widespread emergence of anti-malarial drug resistance has necessitated the discovery of novel anti-malarial drug candidates.

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Experimental hut evaluation of a novel long-lasting non-pyrethroid durable wall lining for…

A novel, insecticide-treated, durable wall lining (ITWL), which mimics indoor residual spraying (IRS), has been developed to provide prolonged vector control when fixed to the inner walls of houses.

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Diversity and distribution of avian malaria and related haemosporidian parasites in captive…

The role of zoos in conservation programmes has increased significantly in last decades, and the health of captive animals is essential to guarantee success of such programmes.

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A novel Pfs38 protein complex on the surface of Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage merozoites

The Plasmodium genome encodes for a number of 6-Cys proteins that contain a module of six cysteine residues forming three intramolecular disulphide bonds.

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Alternative transmission routes in the malaria elimination era: an overview of…

Transfusion-transmitted (TT) malaria is an alternative infection route that has gained little attention from authorities, despite representing a life-threatening condition.

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WHO cone bio-assays of classical and new-generation long-lasting insecticidal nets call for…

To increase the effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) in areas of high resistance, new long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) called new-generation nets have been developed.

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Molecular evidence of Plasmodium vivax infection in Duffy negative symptomatic individuals from…

Plasmodium vivax infection is known to be rare in West/Central Africa, the most accepted explanation being the lack of expression of erythroid Duffy antigen in the local human populati…

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