Re-imaging malaria in the Philippines: how photovoice can help to re-imagine malaria
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:257 (24 June 2015)
A very creative use of Photovoice. The study involved a 15-week project with 44 Palawan school-going children in the Philippines. The primary aim was to critically examine how facilitating children to take their own pictures of malaria could alter their understanding of it.
Analysing the oviposition behaviour of malaria mosquitoes: design considerations for improving two-choice egg count experiments
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:250 (20 June 2015)
A valuable study addressing genuine concerns about the validity of conclusion made from previous experiments in which oviposition choice and/or egg laying has been assessed.
The evidence for improving housing to reduce malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:209 (9 June 2015)
Addressing the question as to whether improved housing reduces indoor exposure to malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa is similar to asking 'have mobile phones improved communication?' The answer seems obvious but the quality of existing evidence is actually low. This paper provides a useful baseline for a proper establishment of the effects of housing on malaria.
Analysing chemical attraction of gravid Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto with modified BG-Sentinel traps
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:301 (3 June 2015)
Employing aromatic tuning to modulate output from two-component signaling circuits
Journal of Biological Engineering 2015, 9:7 (16 May 2015)
Consenting for contact? Linking electronic health records to a research register within psychosis services, a mixed method study
BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:199 (14 May 2015)
Globalization and the health of Canadians: ‘Having a job is the most important thing’
Globalization and Health 2015, 11:19 (12 May 2015)
To assess whether addition of pyriproxyfen to long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets increases their durability compared to standard long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Trials 2015, 16:195 (28 April 2015)
The ancestral shape hypothesis: an evolutionary explanation for the occurrence of intervertebral disc herniation in humans
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:68 (27 April 2015)
Human vertebrae with Schmorl’s nodes, indicative of disc herniation, share more similarities in shape with chimpanzee or orangutan vertebrae than do human vertebrae without Schmorl’s nodes, suggesting sufferers vertebrae are less well adapted to bipedalism.
A qualitative study exploring pregnant women’s weight-related attitudes and beliefs in UK: the BLOOM study
BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth 2015, 15:99 (22 April 2015)
Frequency and socio-demographic correlates of eating meals out and take-away meals at home: cross-sectional analysis of the UK national diet and nutrition survey, waves 1–4 (2008–12)
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015, 12:51 (16 April 2015)
Context-specific close-range “hoo” calls in wild gibbons ( Hylobates lar)
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:56 (8 April 2015)
Gibbons are well known for their loud and conspicuous songs, but their much quieter, close range “hoo” calls have now been shown to vary depending on the activity being engaged in, suggesting they are used for inter-individual communication.
The AvecNet Trial to assess whether addition of pyriproxyfen, an insect juvenile hormone mimic, to long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets provides additional protection against clinical malaria over current best practice in an area with pyrethroid-resistant vectors in rural Burkina Faso: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Trials 2015, 16:113 (25 March 2015)
Diet, physical activity and socio-economic disparities of obesity in Lebanese adults: findings from a national study
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:279 (21 March 2015)
Discovery of an oviposition attractant for gravid malaria vectors of the Anopheles gambiae species complex
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:119 (20 March 2015)
New strategies are needed to manage malaria vector populations that resist insecticides and bite outdoors. This study describes a breakthrough in developing ‘attract and kill’ strategies targeting gravid females by identifying and evaluating an oviposition attractant.
The relationship between early life modifiable risk factors for childhood obesity, ethnicity and body mass index at age 3 years: findings from the Born in Bradford birth cohort study
BMC Obesity 2015, 2:9 (24 February 2015)
Phenotype and animal domestication: A study of dental variation between domestic, wild, captive, hybrid and insular Sus scrofa
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:6 (4 February 2015)
Exclusion of prognostic coronary disease in LV dysfunction using late gadolinium enhancement CMR
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2015, 17(Suppl 1):P187 (3 February 2015)
The acquisition of problem solving competence: evidence from 41 countries that math and science education matters
Large-scale Assessments in Education 2014, 2:10 (10 December 2014)
Erratum: Environmental change and long-term body mass declines in an alpine mammal
Frontiers in Zoology 2014, 11:88 (5 December 2014)
Are topical insect repellents effective against malaria in endemic populations? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:446 (21 November 2014)
The paper describes an analysis of published trials into the role of topical insects repellents (containing a range of various active ingredients) in preventing malaria cases. The results are important as they highlight the conundrum faced by health authorities that mosquito repellents can protect against mosquito bites, but may be less effective in preventing mosquito-borne disease.
CASPER plus (CollAborative care in Screen-Positive EldeRs with major depressive disorder): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Trials 2014, 15:451 (19 November 2014)
A study to investigate the effectiveness of SimMan® as an adjunct in teaching preclinical skills to medical students
BMC Medical Education 2014, 14:231 (19 November 2014)
A migrant study of pubertal timing and tempo in British-Bangladeshi girls at varying risk for breast cancer
Breast Cancer Research 2014, 16:469 (15 November 2014)
Effect of water temperature and population density on the population dynamics of Schistosoma mansoni intermediate host snails
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:503 (12 November 2014)
There are many gaps in our knowledge of the ecology of schistosomiasis intermediate host snails. We show that Biomphalaria sudanica mortality and fecundity are greatly affected by water temperature. High population densities reduce both the fecundity and survival of B. stanleyi, but only reduce the fecundity of B. sudanica. Image: Biomphalaria sudanica.