Tracking animals in freshwater with electronic tags: past, present and future
Animal Biotelemetry 2013, 1:5 (1 May 2013)
Bacterial cell identification in differential interference contrast microscopy images
BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14:134 (23 April 2013)
Tackling inequalities in obesity: a protocol for a systematic review of the effectiveness of public health interventions at reducing socioeconomic inequalities in obesity amongst children
Systematic Reviews 2012, 1:16 (23 February 2012)
An improved method for preparing Agrobacterium cells that simplifies the Arabidopsis transformation protocol
Plant Methods 2006, 2:16 (24 October 2006)
Excessive folate synthesis limits lifespan in the C. elegans: E. coli aging model
BMC Biology 2012, 10:67 (31 July 2012)
David Weinkove and colleagues report an accidental discovery in C. elegans that has led them to a series of studies implicating folate in excess of needs in limiting lifespan, with interesting hints from the effects of sulfonamide drugs that the same may apply to mammals.
Tackling inequalities in obesity: a protocol for a systematic review of the effectiveness of public health interventions at reducing socioeconomic inequalities in obesity among adults
Systematic Reviews 2013, 2:27 (10 May 2013)
Do students learn to be more conscientious at medical school?
BMC Medical Education 2012, 12:54 (11 July 2012)
Long term study on the effect of mollusciciding with niclosamide in stream
habitats on the transmission of schistosomiasis mansoni after community-based
chemotherapy in Makueni District, Kenya
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:107 (18 April 2013)
This study compares reinfection of people by Schistosoma mansoni over a 4 year period after treatment with praziquantel between two areas, one where the chemotherapy was followed by regular mollusciciding in transmission sites (Intervention) and one where no other control measures were implemented after the initial chemotherapy (Non-intervention area). The study shows that mollusciciding significantly reduces reinfection. Image:
Checking site for Biomphalaria pfeifferi.
Challenges to conservation: land use change and local participation in the Al Reem Biosphere Reserve, West Qatar
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010, 6:28 (21 October 2010)
A tool box for operational mosquito larval control: preliminary results and early lessons from the Urban Malaria Control Programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2008, 7:20 (25 January 2008)
A programme which delegates responsibility for routine mosquito control and surveillance to modestly-paid community members. This pilot study addresses some of the important issues of larviciding in an urban environment.
Reconstructing the ups and downs of primate brain evolution: implications for adaptive hypotheses and Homo floresiensis
BMC Biology 2010, 8:9 (27 January 2010)
Brain expansion began early in primate evolution and has occurred in all major clades, however in some lineages this trend has been reversed, accomodating plausible scenarios for the evolution of the small-brained hominin, Homo floresiensis.
Role of SimMan in teaching clinical skills to preclinical medical students
BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:20 (10 February 2013)
Existing maternal obesity guidelines may increase inequalities between ethnic groups: a national epidemiological study of 502,474 births in England
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012, 12:156 (18 December 2012)
Perceptions of UK medical graduates’ preparedness for practice: A multi-centre qualitative study reflecting the importance of learning on the job
Rothwell nee Kergon,
BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:34 (28 February 2013)
Plant glutathione transferases
Genome Biology 2002, 3:reviews3004-reviews3004.10 (26 February 2002)
The soluble glutathione transferases (GSTs) are a large, conserved family of proteins that use the tripeptide glutathione as a cosubstrate or coenzyme. They are predominantly expressed in the cytosol and have a range of catalytic and non-catalytic functions, including detoxification of herbicides and protection from oxidative stress, and have been implicated in other cellular processes.
Assessment of stereoscopic optic disc images using an autostereoscopic screen – experimental study
BMC Ophthalmology 2008, 8:13 (23 July 2008)
Migration experiences, employment status and psychological distress among Somali immigrants: a mixed-method international study
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:749 (7 September 2012)
The structure of volcanic cristobalite in relation to its toxicity; relevance for the variable crystalline silica hazard
Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2012, 9:44 (19 November 2012)
Dose–response tests and semi-field evaluation of lethal and sub-lethal effects of slow release pyriproxyfen granules (Sumilarv ®0.5G) for the control of the malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae sensu lato
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:94 (14 March 2013)
Research has shown that larviciding can be an effective tool for integrated malaria vector control, but the uptake of this intervention has been hampered by the need to re-apply larvicides frequently. There is a need to explore persistent, environmentally friendly larvicides for malaria vector control and the efficacy of a 0.5% pyriproxyfen granule was assessed here for the control of major malaria vectors in sub-Saharan Africa.
What helps and hinders midwives in engaging with pregnant women about stopping smoking? A cross-sectional survey of perceived implementation difficulties among midwives in the North East of England
Implementation Science 2012, 7:36 (24 April 2012)
Larvicidal effects of a neem ( Azadirachta indica) oil formulation on the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae
Malaria Journal 2007, 6:63 (22 May 2007)
Neem oil has good larvicidal properties for mosquitoes and suppresses successful adult emergence at very low concentrations. Considering the wide distribution and availability of this tree and its products along the East African coast, this may prove a readily available and cheap alternative to conventional larvicides.
Reinterpretation of evidence advanced for neo-oogenesis in mammals, in terms of a finite oocyte reserve
Journal of Ovarian Research 2011, 4:1 (6 January 2011)
Dry season ecology of Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes in The Gambia
Malaria Journal 2008, 7:156 (18 August 2008)
Results of a longitudinal follow up of mosquito population dynamics at the end of the dry season in four villages in The Gambia, with emphasis on mosquitoes from the Anopheles gambiae complex. Important contribution to a neglected aspect of mosquito ecology.
Differences between 9–11 year old British Pakistani and White British girls in physical activity and behavior during school recess
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:1087 (18 December 2012)
Participatory mapping of target areas to enable operational larval source management to suppress malaria vector mosquitoes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
International Journal of Health Geographics 2007, 6:37 (4 September 2007)