Laboratory members from the University of California, Irvine Malaria Initiative, and their collaborators, have been using a prototype Cas9/gRNA-based… Read more »
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Designing school-based surveys to identify areas for treatment of schistosomiasis in Sub-Saharan Africa
Using geostatistical models researchers evaluated the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of different survey designs in identifying areas needing mass… Read more »
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A recent lab and field-based study investigated the amount and duration of chlorine needed to inactivate schistosome cercariae and… Read more »
This is the first time that An. coustani is found to be a major local malaria vector in Madagascar.
By testing odours associated with malaria infection identified in a previous study, it was discovered that a specific odour-blend,… Read more »
World Rabies Day 2020: where does rabies come from and how can vaccination rates be increased in developing countries?
Felix Lankester’s latest research into vaccination strategies to eliminate human rabies is registered at the ISRCTN registry. To… Read more »
Diagnosis of scabies in LMICs: validation of the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies Consensus Criteria
The International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) developed a detailed description of diagnostic criteria for scabies.… Read more »
A recent study shows how disruption of the mosquito doublesex gene affects the courtship songs produced by females.
Already faced with challenges, such as habitat loss, bushmeat hunting, and bad press due to associations with infectious diseases,… Read more »
The malaria parasite’s gametocyte-stage has been demonstrated in the field to heavily manipulate the blood-seeking behaviour of… Read more »