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Chad Targets Universal Mosquito Net Coverage with Global Fund Grant [The Global Fund News Release] — (English)
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed a € 25.17 million euro grant that will help provide nearly every family in Chad with a mosquito net by July 2014 and make a transformative difference against malaria in that nation...

Intel and Global Fund Start Partnership on AIDS and Malaria Research [The Global Fund News Release] — (English)
The Global Fund and Intel, the world’s largest producer of semiconductor chips, announced a partnership aimed at supporting AIDS and malaria research through volunteer computing...

SARN Updates [RBM SARN] — (English)
SARN Madagascar Mission report (July 2013), SARN PMI MOP Mission report to Zimbabwe (April-May 2013)...

Request for Proposal for Support to Ministries of Health on Assessments of Health Facility Service Readiness, Data Quality, and Analytical Reviews to Inform Development of National Plans [GAVI, WHO The Global Fund] — (English)
JOINT Request for Proposal Number AHFSRDQARHPP0613 / TGF-13-025...

French Media Consultancy 2013/2014 [RBM] — (English)
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Project Coordinator, Research & Development — Drug Discovery [MMV] — (English)
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Further shrinking the malaria map: how can geospatial science help to achieve malaria elimination? [The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 13, Issue 8, Pages 709 - 718, August 2013] — (English)
Rapid advances in technology and analytical methods have allowed the spatial prediction of malaria risk and the development of spatial decision support systems, which can enhance elimination programmes by enabling accurate and timely resource allocation. However, no framework exists for assessment of geospatial instruments. Research is needed to identify measurable indicators of elimination progress and to quantify the effect of geospatial methods in achievement of elimination outcomes...

Asthma and atopic dermatitis are associated with increased risk of clinical Plasmodium falciparum malaria [BMJ Open 2013;3:e002835 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002835] — (English)
Asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and atopic dermatitis status, the number of clinical Plasmodium falciparum malaria episodes since birth and associated parasite density...

Long-lived Plasmodium falciparum-specific memory B cells in naturally exposed Swedish Travellers [European Journal of Immunology, DOI: 10.1002/eji.201343630] — (English)
This study determines whether residents of Sweden that were treated for malaria following international travel maintained long-lasting malaria-specific Abs and memory B cells (MBCs)...

The distribution and bionomics of anopheles malaria vector mosquitoes in indonesia [Advances in Parasitology, Volume 83, 2013, Pages 173–266] — (English)
A review of past and current status of insecticide susceptibility of eight vector species of malaria is also provided...

Remodeling of human red cells infected with Plasmodium falciparum and the impact of PHIST proteins [Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases] — (English)
This review highlights the recent advances in parasite genomics, proteomics, and cell biology studies unraveling the host cell modification; providing a speculation on the impact of PHIST proteins in modification of the iRBC...

The Plasmodium translocon of exported proteins (PTEX) component thioredoxin-2 is important for maintaining normal blood-stage growth [Molecular MicrobiologyDOI: 10.1111/mmi.12334] — (English)
Here we validate that PTEX88 and TRX2 are also genuine members of PTEX and provide evidence that expression of PTEX components are also expressed in early gametocytes, mosquito and liver stages, consistent with observations that protein export is not restricted to asexual stages...

Antimalarial, hematological, and antioxidant effects of methanolic extract of Terminalia avicennioides in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice [Parasitology Research] — (English)
The antimalarial effect of T. avicennioides is comparable to that of artesunate. The restoration of oxidative and hematological statuses, to normal values by T. avicennioides, may provide better protection against the malaria severity and complications...

Field based flow cytometry for ex vivo characterization of Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum antimalarial sensitivity [AAC.00682-13] — (English)
Ex vivo antimalarial sensitivity testing in human malaria parasites has largely depended on microscopic determination of schizont maturation. While this microscopic method is sensitive, it suffers from poor precision and is laborious. The recent development of portable, low cost cytometers has allowed us to develop and validate a simple, field optimised protocol using SYBR Green and dihydroethidium for the accurate and objective determination of antimalarial dug sensitivity in freshly isolated Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum...