Functional homogenization of bumblebee communities in alpine landscapes under projected climate change
Climate Change Responses 2014, 1:1 (22 October 2014)
A PDB-wide, evolution-based assessment of protein–protein interfaces
BMC Structural Biology 2014, 14:22 (18 October 2014)
The effect of flammer-syndrome on retinal venous pressure
BMC Ophthalmology 2014, 14:121 (13 October 2014)
KvarQ: targeted and direct variant calling from fastq reads of bacterial genomes
BMC Genomics 2014, 15:881 (9 October 2014)
A new methodology for assessing health policy and systems research and analysis capacity in African universities
Health Research Policy and Systems 2014, 12:59 (8 October 2014)
Expression of GBGT1 is epigenetically regulated by DNA methylation in ovarian cancer cells
BMC Molecular Biology 2014, 15:24 (7 October 2014)
Creatine kinase elevation caused by a combination of fluvastatin and telmisartan in a patient heterozygous for the CYP2C9*3 and ABCC2 -24C > T variants: a case report
Meyer zu Schwabedissen,
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:688 (3 October 2014)
High colonization rates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in Swiss Travellers to South Asia– a prospective observational multicentre cohort study looking at epidemiology, microbiology and risk factors
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:528 (1 October 2014)
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and diabetes in adult never-smokers
Environmental Health 2014, 13:74 (25 September 2014)
Diarrhoeal diseases among adult population in an agricultural community Hanam province, Vietnam, with high wastewater and excreta re-use
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:978 (20 September 2014)
“Fighting an uphill battle”: experience with the HCV triple therapy: a qualitative thematic analysis
BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:507 (18 September 2014)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients undergoing outpatient protease-inhibitor-based triple therapy can find the treatment physically, emotionally and socially draining, and need systematic support from specially trained professionals in symptom management.
Spatio-temporal distribution of soil-transmitted helminth infections in Brazil
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:440 (18 September 2014)
This study focusses on the spatio-temporal variation of soil-transmitted helminth infection risk in Brazil. We document that the risk has considerably decreased over the past 20 years, mainly because of significant reductions of Ascaris lumbricoides and hookworm infections. Image: Changing patterns of infection risk with Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm over the past 20 years in Brazil.
Medication exposure during pregnancy: a pilot pharmacovigilance system using health and demographic surveillance platform
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:322 (15 September 2014)
Collateral benefits of restricted insecticide application for control of African trypanosomiasis on Theileria parva in cattle: a randomized controlled trial
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:432 (8 September 2014)
To guide future simultaneous tsetse and tick-borne disease (TTBD) control, the effect of restricting pyrethroid insecticides to the legs, belly and ears (RAP) of cattle for tsetse control on T.parva prevalence was determined. Image: Effect of graded pyrethroid insecticide application for tsetse control on T.parva prevalence.
Agreement between parent and child report on parental practices regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours: the ENERGY cross-sectional survey
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:918 (5 September 2014)
In vitro and in vivo antischistosomal activity of ferroquine derivatives
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:424 (4 September 2014)
We tested ferroquine, hydroxyl-ferroquine and ruthenoquine against Schistosoma mansoni in vitro and in vivo. The drugs revealed moderate in vitro activity against both larval and adult stages but low in vivo activity. Oxidative shock does not seem to play a role in the activity of these compounds against S. mansoni. Image: Newly transformed S. mansoni schistosomulum (magnification 120x).
Low risk for transmission of zoonotic Giardia duodenalis from dogs to humans in rural Cambodia
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:412 (29 August 2014)
In small rural communities in Cambodia, household dogs pose a small risk for zoonotic Giardia duodenalis transmission to humans. Image: Giardia cysts from human and dog faeces in Cambodia.
Comparative assessment of diverse strategies for malaria vector population control based on measured rates at which mosquitoes utilize targeted resource subsets
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:338 (28 August 2014)
In this study, the authors describe a technique to predict the potential utilization of resources by mosquitoes that may impact various types of vector control strategies. This study builds upon previous work that quantifies protective coverage of humans resulting from vector control measures and the impact of control measures on the ability of mosquitoes to transmit pathogens. This paper contributes a novel and interesting technique that could have a significant influence on the design and optimization of vector control programmes.
Mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons express a repertoire of olfactory receptors and respond to odorant-like molecules
BMC Genomics 2014, 15:729 (27 August 2014)
Micro-encapsulated pirimiphos-methyl shows high insecticidal efficacy and long residual activity against pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors in central Côte d’Ivoire
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:332 (25 August 2014)
Three experimental capsule suspension (CS) formulations of the organophosphate pirimiphos-methyl were evaluated together with Actellic 50 EC, an emulsifiable concentrate (EC) of pirimiphos-methyl, and the pyrethroid ICON 10 CS, a lambda-cyhalothrin CS formulation, in an experimental hut trial.
Increasing role of Anopheles funestus and Anopheles arabiensis in malaria transmission in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:331 (24 August 2014)
Longitudinal study of the role of main malaria vectors in the Kilombero Valley in Tanzania. The study is interesting with a huge number of mosquitoes collected and tested, detecting a shift in vector composition in favour of An. funestus and An. arabiensis whereas An. gambiae has nearly disappeared.
Differences in classification of COPD patients into risk groups A-D: a cross-sectional study
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:562 (23 August 2014)
Perceptions of, attitudes towards and barriers to male involvement in newborn care in rural Ghana, West Africa: a qualitative analysis
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:269 (12 August 2014)
Thermal care for newborn babies in rural southern Tanzania: a mixed-method study of barriers, facilitators and potential for behaviour change
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:267 (11 August 2014)
The effects of health worker motivation and job satisfaction on turnover intention in Ghana: a cross-sectional study
Human Resources for Health 2014, 12:43 (9 August 2014)