Monday, 3 September 2012

MALARIA: Weekly Update from Malaria Nexus



Paul-André Genest, PhD
Managing Editor, Malaria Nexus
 
Latest News
 
Posted on 31 August 2012
Malaria Nearly Eliminated in Sri Lanka
A recent article reports that malaria incidence in Sri Lanka has declined by 99.9% since 1999.
 
Posted on 30 August 2012
A protein impairs circulation of malaria-infected red blood cells
MIT-led research team finds a protein that reduces Plasmodium infected-red blood cells circulation in microfluidic systems.
 
Posted on 30 August 2012
A single-dose treatment for malaria?
A recently discovered compound would have the potential to become a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria.
 
Posted on 30 August 2012
PATH MVI has a new leader: Interview with Dr David Kaslow
The non-profit PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) has since recently a new director.
 
Posted on 28 August 2012
In vitro reconstitution of the formation of the Anopheles mating plug
The crosslinking reaction at the origin of the formation of the Anopheles mating plug was recently reconstituted in vitro.
 
Posted on 27 August 2012
225 million US dollars for Nigeria to fight malaria
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria awards Nigeria grants worth a total of 225 million US dollars
 
Posted on 27 August 2012
“The Malaria Genome Projects: Promise, Progress, and Prospects”: a new book on malaria
Dr Irwin W Sherman recently authored a new book about the malaria genome projects.
 
Feature Articles
 
Posted on 31 August 2012
Translocation of Sickle Cell Erythrocyte MicroRNAs into Plasmodium falciparum Inhibits Parasite Translation and Contributes to Malaria Resistance
Cell Host & Microbe, Volume 12, Issue 2, 16 August 2012, Pages 187-199
Gregory LaMonte, Nisha Philip, Joseph Reardon, Joshua R Lacsina, William Majoros, Lesley Chapman, Courtney D Thornburg, Marilyn J Telen, Uwe Ohler, Christopher V Nicchitta, Timothy Haystead, Jen-Tsan Chi
 
Posted on 31 August 2012
Two long non-coding RNAs generated from subtelomeric regions accumulate in a novel perinuclear compartment in Plasmodium falciparum
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Volume 185, Issue 1, September 2012, Pages 36-47
Miguel Sierra-Miranda, Dulce María Delgadillo, Liliana Mancio-Silva, Miguel Vargas, Nicolás Villegas-Sepulveda, Santiago Martínez-Calvillo, Artur Scherf, Rosaura Hernandez-Rivas
 
Posted on 31 August 2012
Expansion of experimental genetics approaches for Plasmodium berghei with versatile transfection vectors
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Volume 185, Issue 1, September 2012, Pages 19-26
Taco WA Kooij, Manuel M Rauch, Kai Matuschewski
 
Posted on 31 August 2012
Lipid interactions of the malaria antigen merozoite surface protein 2
BBA Biomembranes , Volume 1818, Issue 11, November 2012, Pages 2572-2578
Christopher A MacRaild, Marie Ø Pedersen, Robin F Anders, Raymond S Norton

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