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 amongst children
Systematic Reviews 2012, 1:16 (23 February 2012)
Do students learn to be more conscientious at medical school?
BMC Medical Education 2012, 12:54 (11 July 2012)
An improved method for preparing Agrobacterium cells that simplifies the Arabidopsis transformation protocol
Plant Methods 2006, 2:16 (24 October 2006)
Migration experiences, employment status and psychological distress among Somali immigrants: a mixed-method international study
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:749 (7 September 2012)
UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network’s STOP GAP trial (a multicentre trial of prednisolone versus ciclosporin for pyoderma gangrenosum): protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Trials 2012, 13:51 (28 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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
Forced residential mobility and social support: impacts on psychiatric disorders among Somali migrants
BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012, 12:4 (17 April 2012)
Residential instability among Somali war refugees living in London is associated with an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, though migrants with a stronger social support network may be more resilient.
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)
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)
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.
A specialized ODE integrator for the efficient computation of parameter sensitivities
BMC Systems Biology 2012, 6:46 (20 May 2012)
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)
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.
An exploratory study of community factors relevant for participatory malaria control on Rusinga Island, western Kenya
Malaria Journal 2007, 6:48 (24 April 2007)
Evidence-based education interventions, utilizing participatory tools, need to be applied at grassroots level, to look at traditional beliefs and enable understanding of causal connections between mosquito ecology, parasite transmission and the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease
Anatomy teaching with portable ultrasound to medical students
BMC Medical Education 2012, 12:99 (22 October 2012)
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.
Role of SimMan in teaching clinical skills to preclinical medical students
BMC Medical Education 2013, 13:20 (10 February 2013)
Evidence-based development of school-based and family-involved prevention of overweight across Europe: The ENERGY-project's design and conceptual framework
BMC Public Health 2010, 10:276 (25 May 2010)