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)
A new chitinase-like xylanase inhibitor protein (XIP) from coffee ( Coffea arabica) affects Soybean Asian rust ( Phakopsora pachyrhizi) spore germination
BMC Biotechnology 2011, 11:14 (7 February 2011)
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)
EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY) project: Design and methodology of the ENERGY cross-sectional survey
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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:65 (31 January 2011)
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)
Who do we think we are: interdisciplinary dissonance and the development of professional identity
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2010, 3(Suppl 1):O3 (20 December 2010)
Castes of genes? Representing human genetic diversity in India
Genomics, Society and Policy 2010, 6:32-49 (15 December 2010)
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)
Impact of promoting longer-lasting insecticide treatment of bed nets upon malaria transmission in a rural Tanzanian setting with pre-existing high coverage of untreated nets
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:187 (28 June 2010)
This study evaluates vector abundances and EIR following a national programme to use LLINs in Tanzania, comparing results in two villages of southern Tanzania. Results from 2008 were compared with pre-bednet results.
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 role of actin isoforms in somatic embryogenesis in Norway spruce
BMC Plant Biology 2010, 10:89 (17 May 2010)
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)
Assessing the future threat from vivax malaria in the United Kingdom using two markedly different modelling approaches
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:70 (5 March 2010)
Although the future climate in the UK is favourable for the transmission of vivax malaria, the future risk of locally transmitted malaria is considered low because of low vector biting rates and the low probability of vectors feeding on a malaria-infected person.
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.
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
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.
From gene expression to gene regulatory networks in Arabidopsis thaliana
BMC Systems Biology 2009, 3:85 (3 September 2009)
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.
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.
Exploring reflective 'critical incident' documentation of professionalism lapses in a medical undergraduate setting
BMC Medical Education 2009, 9:44 (15 July 2009)
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.
Limitation of using synthetic human odours to test mosquito repellents
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:150 (7 July 2009)
This article presents the results of experiments describing a new system to evaluate repellents in the absence of humans.
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.
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.
Protein expression profiling during chick retinal maturation: a proteomics-based approach
Proteome Science 2008, 6:34 (10 December 2008)