Water vapour is a pre-oviposition attractant for the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:365 (11 October 2013)
Studies in bioassay style conditions in which humidity gradients and treatments are established due to presence of water vapour. Gravid Anopheles gambiae females are presented these treatments and their movement and displacement are scored. The hypothesis under consideration is that water vapour is an attractant and that directed movements of mosquitoes to sources of water vapour lead to location of oviposition sites.
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.
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)
Habitat discrimination by gravid Anopheles gambiae sensu lato – a push-pull system
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:133 (2 April 2014)
A paper of significance in understanding the ecology of gravid malaria vectors. giving a clear basis to build on in designing trapping tools and control measures accordingly.
Migration experiences, employment status and psychological distress among Somali immigrants: a mixed-method international study
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:749 (7 September 2012)
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.
A facility location model for socio-environmentally responsible decision-making
Journal of Remanufacturing 2013, 3:5 (26 April 2013)
Energy-efficient cooperative spectrum sensing schemes for cognitive radio networks
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013, 2013:120 (3 May 2013)
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.
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.
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.
The effectiveness of interventions targeting specific out-of-home food outlets: protocol for a systematic review
Systematic Reviews 2014, 3:17 (24 February 2014)
Synovial membrane protein expression differs between juvenile idiopathic arthritis subtypes in early disease
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014, 16:R8 (13 January 2014)
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.
Estimating the annual entomological inoculation rate for Plasmodium falciparum transmitted by Anopheles gambiae s.l. using three sampling methods in three sites in Uganda
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:111 (21 March 2014)
The entomological inoculation rate (EIR) is a measure of exposure to infectious mosquitoes. Human-landing collections, CDC light traps (and paired knock-down and exit traps were compared in different settings.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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
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)
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.
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)
Bacterial cell identification in differential interference contrast microscopy images
BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14:134 (23 April 2013)