Role of SimMan in teaching clinical skills to preclinical medical students
BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:20 (10 February 2013)
The role of actin isoforms in somatic embryogenesis in Norway spruce
BMC Plant Biology 2010, 10:89 (17 May 2010)
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.
Microbial larvicides for malaria control in The Gambia
Malaria Journal 2007, 6:76 (7 June 2007)
Environmentally safe microbial larvicides can significantly reduce larval abundance in the natural habitats of The Gambia and could be a useful tool for inclusion in an integrated vector management programme.
Identifying the most productive breeding sites for malaria mosquitoes in The Gambia
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:62 (10 April 2009)
A paper on an important aspect of malaria vector ecology, with relevance to control. The results indicate that anti-larval interventions in this area of The Gambia cannot be targeted in space or time during the rainy season.
Electric nets and sticky materials for analysing oviposition behaviour of gravid malaria vectors
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:374 (14 November 2012)
A square of four e-nets with yellow sticky boards as a collection device can be used for quantifying the numbers of mosquitoes approaching a small oviposition site. Shiny sticky surfaces attract gravid females possibly because they are visually mistaken as aquatic habitats. These materials might be developed further as gravid traps.
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)
From gene expression to gene regulatory networks in Arabidopsis thaliana
BMC Systems Biology 2009, 3:85 (3 September 2009)
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)
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.
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)
Risk factors for house-entry by culicine mosquitoes in a rural town and satellite villages in The Gambia
Parasites & Vectors 2008, 1:41 (21 October 2008)
This study identified key factors influencing house entry by culicine mosquitoes of nuisance biting and medical importance in The Gambia, and suggests methods that could be taken to reduce the number of culicines found indoors. Image:Typical village house in The Gambia
A fusion protein containing a lepidopteran-specific toxin from the South Indian red scorpion ( Mesobuthus tamulus) and snowdrop lectin shows oral toxicity to target insects
BMC Biotechnology 2006, 6:18 (16 March 2006)
Cost-sharing strategies combining targeted public subsidies with private-sector delivery achieve high bednet coverage and reduced malaria transmission in Kilombero Valley, southern Tanzania
BMC Infectious Diseases 2007, 7:121 (25 October 2007)
Modelling the relationship between obesity and mental health in children and adolescents: findings from the Health Survey for England 2007
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2011, 5:31 (7 October 2011)
Study protocol for a three-armed randomized controlled trial to assess whether house screening can reduce exposure to malaria vectors and reduce malaria transmission in The Gambia
Trials 2008, 9:33 (6 June 2008)
Interdependence of domestic malaria prevention measures and mosquito-human interactions in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2007, 6:126 (19 September 2007)
In a situation of changing mosquito and human behaviour, ITNs may confer lower levels of personal protection which need to be supplemented by measures of environmental management in the community, including mosquito-proofing of houses and larviciding.
Psycho-education with problem solving (PEPS) therapy for adults with personality disorder: A pragmatic multi-site community-based randomised clinical trial
Trials 2011, 12:198 (24 August 2011)
Ecologists can enable communities to implement malaria vector control in Africa
Malaria Journal 2006, 5:9 (3 February 2006)
Ecologists in African acadaemia are uniquely positioned to enable the application of practical environmental and entomological skills for malaria control by communities at grass roots level and should be supported to fulfil this neglected role.
A new tent trap for sampling exophagic and endophagic members of the Anopheles gambiae complex
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:157 (14 July 2009)
There have been numerous malaria studies published, which mostly depend on human landing catch or CDC-LT collections, but only few studies have looked at alternative sampling tools, which are needed in resource-poor areas where even batteries are often not available. A tent trap requires only one human person sleeping in it, while all mosquito sampling tools to-date depend on human (volatiles), which vary significantly and hence, sampling is strongly dependent on the odour characteristics of the human host.
Window screening, ceilings and closed eaves as sustainable ways to control malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:221 (29 September 2009)
The paper evaluates the reported motives behind installation of ceilings and screens in a large East African urban city endemic for malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. The reported human preferences for blocking specific mosquito entry points are compared with the known preferences of mosquitoes for various points of entry into houses.
Geographic variation and localised clustering of congenital anomalies in Great Britain
Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007, 4:14 (6 July 2007)
Agriculture and the promotion of insect pests: rice cultivation in river floodplains and malaria vectors in The Gambia
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:170 (27 July 2009)
This study provides important new information on vector breeding in relation to traditional rice farming in West Africa. Ecological data like these are urgently needed.
Parasite resistance and the adaptive significance of sleep
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:7 (9 January 2009)
Mammalian species that sleep for longer periods have a better immune system and fewer parasitic infections, suggesting that sleep has an underappreciated role in disease resistance.
Population dynamic of the extinct European aurochs: genetic evidence of a north-south differentiation pattern and no evidence of post-glacial expansion
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:83 (26 March 2010)