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Molecular analysis of reticulocyte binding protein-2 gene in Plasmodium vivax isolates from India

October 29, 2012 - 06:06 -- Open Access
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Prajapati SK, Kumari P, Singh OP
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BMC Microbiology 2012, 12:243 (24 October 2012)

MalariaWorldThe study suggests that pvrbp-2 is highly polymorphic genetic marker which can be used for population genetic analyses. RFLP analysis suggests presence of nearly similar proportion of Sal-1 and Belem alleles in Indian P. vivax populations. 

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The susceptibility of five African Anopheles species to Anabaena PCC 7120 expressing Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis mosquitocidal cry genes

October 8, 2012 - 16:34 -- Patrick Sampao
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Ketseoglou I, Bouwer G
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Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:220 (4 October 2012)

MalariaWorldThe aim of this study was to evaluate the larvicidal activity of a genetically engineered cyanobacterium, Anabaena PCC 7120#11, against five African Anopheles species in laboratory bioassays.

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Not Open Access | Actively induced antigen-specific CD8+ T cells by epitope-bearing parasite pre-infection but not prime/boost virus vector vaccination could ameliorate the course of Plasmodium yoelii blood-stage infection

September 13, 2012 - 04:40 -- Patrick Sampao
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Takeshi Ono, Yoko Yamaguchi, Takemi Oguma, Eiji Takayama, Yasuhiro Takashima, Takushi Tadakuma, Yasushi Miyahira
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Vaccine, Volume 30, Issue 44, 28 September 2012, Pages 6270-6278

MalariaWorldThis is the first study to implicate that the active induction of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells should be included in the development of a vaccine against MBS.

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Not Open Access | T cell control of malaria pathogenesis

August 20, 2012 - 11:26 -- Patrick Sampao
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Philip J Spence, Jean Langhorne
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Current Opinion in Immunology, Volume 24, Issue 4, August 2012, Pages 444-448

MalariaWorldRecent evidence demonstrates that it is the interplay between CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, and the regulation of their response, throughout infection that dictates immunity and the pathogenesis of malaria.

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Welcome to My Blog

August 6, 2012 - 15:11 -- Manas Sarkar
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Dear Collaborators / Colleagues / Friends & Follower

Myself Dr. Manas Sarkar, PhD from India. I've started this new blog in Malaria World. I'm a scientist & technologist trained in molecular & medical entomology, vector biology, ento-epidemiology, insecticide resistance & mode of action. I was the Dy. Asstt. Director of National Centre for Disease Control in India. Now, I took over the charge of General Manager (Technology) of EntoGenex Industries and also heading the operation in India.

My brief credentials are as follows:

Which is easier, to eradicate malaria or to find the Higgs Boson?

July 15, 2012 - 11:49 -- William Jobin
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Last week I was in Geneva, trying to understand the WHO fight against malaria, when - to my delight - the folks at CERN announced that they had found the Higgs Boson! In fact we were driving out near Geneva Airport, right over the Super Hadron Collider, when they made the announcement. But it made me wonder about WHO. Why was it easier for CERN to find the Boson than for WHO to suppress malaria?

Hunger games

July 2, 2012 - 21:41 -- Ricardo Ataide
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The day had been a hard one. Starting at 6am, it had been filled with hours in front of the computer trying to finish a grant proposal, finishing the review of a paper and looking at dozens of images of placentas... I got home after an hour of public transport in Sao Paulo (why in the hell I still believe that I should not contribute to this city's smog levels is beyond me!!) and my wife was performing some weird australian version of Yoga/Pilates that I'm sure no Indian teacher has ever mastered before. The usual "how was your day" does not work for us.

Are transgenic mosquitoes beating old-school sterile insect technique?

June 5, 2012 - 16:42 -- Mark Benedict
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A friend and colleague asked me whether all the media excitement about transgenic mosquitoes represents real accomplishments that beat non-transgenic sterile insect technique (SIT). Good question. In the first of a two-part blog, I’ll tell you where I think things stand, first in SIT. In the second part, I’ll look at population replacement.

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