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Make Mine Malaria

July 4, 2012 - 13:22 -- Patrick Sampao
Claire Panosian Dunavan
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 87:193-194

MalariaWorld“Murugan sat suddenly upright, the sweat pounding off his face, not sure whether he was still dreaming or awake. The net was buzzing with mosquitoes; he could see them dancing like motes, in the finger of light that bisected his bed.

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Your signature is wanted for open access petition to the White House

May 24, 2012 - 18:37 -- Tom Olijhoek


A very important point to make about this campaign is that THE PETITION CAN BE SIGNED BY ANYONE over 13 years in age with an email address, and from all parts of the world. So by signing this petition YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The more signatures there are , the louder the message will be and the more chance there will be for rapid change.

If you are willing to sign the petition please go to the website access2research and follow the directives. Alternatively you can go direct to the WEthePEOPLE website.

Please sign and tell your colleagues, family, friends that they can sign too.


January 7, 2012 - 16:38 -- Tom Olijhoek

 While in Europe the European ‘s Commission Digital Agenda is paving the way for Open Access to publicly funded research data (Data Access ) and Publications (OpenAire plus), the political landscape in the US looks quite differently.

The Truth About GM Mosquitoes Is Not Enough

November 14, 2011 - 18:25 -- Mark Benedict

Can we be confident that if we get the facts out that genetic control of mosquitoes will be accepted for testing to prevent diseases? In the face of anti-GM activists, scientists have their hands tied by an intractable force – a professional demand to simply present the facts. Should scientists become more persuasive by becoming activists?


A better method for estimating the real strength of LLIN

April 14, 2011 - 11:55 -- Rune Bosselmann

Measuring bursting strength is the standard method for evaluating mosquito net strength. However, in real life use scenarios of nets these are rarely exposed to the kind of strain they are exposed to in this test. It would correspond to, more or less, if you were to grab on to a net by the hands, uniformly and without penetrating the mesh with your fingers, and pull the net apart. Few people can do that. However, if you put the netting on a nail at one end and pull with your hand at the other, a hole will be ripped with very little effort.

The Lancet Series on Malaria Elimination

October 29, 2010 - 04:20 -- The Global Heal...

UCSF Experts Outline New Strategy to Eliminate Malaria

November 5, 2010 - Global health experts at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have outlined a new strategy and action plan to help countries eliminate malaria and bring the world closer to global eradication of the deadly disease.

Approximations for the hitchhiking effect caused by the evolution of antimalarial-drug resistance

July 19, 2010 - 13:40 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
KA Schneider, Y Kim
Journal of Mathematical Biology, July 11, 2010

An analytically feasible, deterministic model for the spread of drug resistance among human malaria parasites, which incorporates all characteristics of the complex malaria-transmission cycle was introduced by Schneider and Kim (Theor. Popul Biol, 2010).

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