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)
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.
A global assembly of adult female mosquito mark-release-recapture data to inform the control of mosquito-borne pathogens
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:276 (19 June 2014)
A global database of adult female mosquito mark-release-recapture experiments was assembled with the ultimate aim to providing a resource to inform pathogen transmission models. Preliminary analyses identified intriguing patterns. Image: Recapture success (per cent recaptured) by genus and source of released mosquitoes.
Estimation of leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among school adolescents in Nepal
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:637 (22 June 2014)
The role of the skin barrier in modulating the effects of common skin microbial species on the inflammation, differentiation and proliferation status of epidermal keratinocytes
BMC Research Notes 2013, 6:474 (18 November 2013)
Correction: On the alert: future priorities for alerts in clinical decision support for computerized physician order entry identified from a European workshop
van der Sijs,
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013, 13:122 (5 November 2013)
Comparison of the sensitivity of the UKCAT and A Levels to sociodemographic characteristics: a national study
BMC Medical Education 2014, 14:7 (8 January 2014)
Evaluating professionalism in medical undergraduates using selected response questions: findings from an item response modelling study
BMC Medical Education 2011, 11:43 (29 June 2011)
Selected Response Questions (SRQs) relating to professionalism in medical students poorly discriminate between individuals, are answered more erratically than questions of knowledge, and are uncorrelated with Conscientiousness Index scores, raising concerns over their use in undergraduate examinations.
The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of an 11,450-year-old Aurochsen ( Bos primigenius) from Central Italy
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:32 (31 January 2011)
Assembling the evidence jigsaw: insights from a systematic review of UK studies of individual-focused return to work initiatives for disabled and long-term ill people
BMC Public Health 2011, 11:170 (21 March 2011)
Should we ‘hug a hoodie’? Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions with young people not in employment, education or training (so-called NEETs)
Systematic Reviews 2014, 3:73 (7 July 2014)
Primate brain architecture and selection in relation to sex
BMC Biology 2007, 5:20 (10 May 2007)
Primate brains are subject to selection according to sex, with male competition correlating with evolution of aggression and larger sensory-motor brain regions while female sociality correlates with the evolution of expanded socio-cognitive brain structures.
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.
Markets, voucher subsidies and free nets combine to achieve high bed net coverage in rural Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2008, 7:98 (2 June 2008)
Evaluation of three different ITN delivery strategies co-existing in Tanzania which enabled a poor rural community to achieve net coverage high enough to yield both personal and community level protection for the entire population.
Geographic variation and localised clustering of congenital anomalies in Great Britain
Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 2007, 4:14 (6 July 2007)
Quantifying behavioural interactions between humans and mosquitoes: Evaluating the protective efficacy of insecticidal nets against malaria transmission in rural Tanzania
BMC Infectious Diseases 2006, 6:161 (10 November 2006)
A specialized ODE integrator for the efficient computation of parameter sensitivities
BMC Systems Biology 2012, 6:46 (20 May 2012)
Achieving high coverage of larval-stage mosquito surveillance: challenges for a community-based mosquito control programme in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:311 (30 December 2009)
This paper relates a pilot study on mosquito control using larvicide in the town of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Long-term anopheline control using larvicides is an amazing logistic achievement, which could be successfully emulated in other urban areas
"It's sort of like being a detective": Understanding how Australian men self-monitor their health prior to seeking help
BMC Health Services Research 2008, 8:56 (14 March 2008)
Australian men delay seeking immediate help from healthcare professionals because of the adoption of a self-monitoring approach, challenging the traditional stereotype that men are uninterested in issues related to their own health.
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.
Comparative evaluation of the Ifakara tent trap-B, the standardized resting boxes and the human landing catch for sampling malaria vectors and other mosquitoes in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:197 (12 August 2009)
The paper addresses the major need of determining the best sampling methods for malaria vector mosquitoes in the urban environment, where densities of major vector species are usually low. The paper is well-designed and provides a useful comparison of the effectiveness of the different traps.
The oxanorbornene approach to 3-hydroxy, 3,4-dihydroxy and 3,4,5-trihydroxy derivatives of 2-aminocyclohexanecarboxylic acid
Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2006, 2:9 (4 May 2006)
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)
EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY) project: Design and methodology of the ENERGY cross-sectional survey
van der Sluis,
BMC Public Health 2011, 11:65 (31 January 2011)
The role of actin isoforms in somatic embryogenesis in Norway spruce
BMC Plant Biology 2010, 10:89 (17 May 2010)