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Ebola controls at US medical meeting spark protest
Nature News doi:10.1038/nature.2014.16256
31/10/2014 6:00:29 AM  from Nature     Read More      Permalink
The Ebola questions
Nature 514, 554-557 doi:10.1038/514554a
30/10/2014 3:00:40 PM  from Nature     Read More      Permalink
Just like Ebola, the TB threat is all too real - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Ebola outbreak has thrust infectious diseases into the spotlight, and tuberculosis is among the worst. Greater investment in TB research is literally a matter of life and death for the millions affected.
30/10/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
Explained: Australia's plan to tackle Ebola
What steps is Australia taking to prevent an Ebola outbreak? And what exactly happens when there is a suspected case?
30/10/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
Cost of treating inpatient falciparum malaria on the Thai-Myanmar border
Despite demonstrated benefits and World Health Organization (WHO) endorsement, parenteral artesunate is the recommended treatment for patients with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in only one fifth of endemic countries. One possible reason for this slow uptake is that a treatment course of parenteral artesunate is costlier than quinine and might, therefore, pose a substantial economic burden to health care systems. This analysis presents a detailed account of the resources used in treating falciparum malaria by either parenteral artesunate or quinine in a hospital on the Thai-Myanmar border. This analysis finds no evidence for a difference in total admission costs for malaria inpatients treated with artesunate as compared with quinine.
29/10/2014  from Malaria Journal     Read More      Permalink
Scientists discover exact receptor for DEET that repels mosquitoes
The odorant receptor that makes DEET repellant to mosquitoes has been identified by a research team. DEET has been the gold standard of insect repellents for more than six decades, and more than 200 million people worldwide use DEET, the scientists say.
28/10/2014 2:57:19 PM  from Science Daily     Read More      Permalink
Like it or not, everything is politics - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The political media cops constant criticism for focussing on the internal workings and intrigues of governments. But without understanding the politics of each event, we have a limited understanding of how each leader failed or succeeded in shaping
27/10/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
Computational Design of Protein-Based Inhibitors of Plasmodium vivax Subtilisin-Like 1 Protease
by Giacomo Bastianelli, Anthony Bouillon, Christophe Nguyen, Dung Le-Nguyen, Michael Nilges, Jean-Christophe Barale Background Malaria remains a major global health concern. The development of novel therapeutic strategies is critical to overcome the selection of multiresistant parasites. The subtilisin-like protease (SUB1) involved in the egress of daughter Plasmodium parasites from infected erythrocytes and in their subsequent invasion into fresh erythrocytes has emerged as an interesting new drug target. Findings Using a computational approach based on homology modeling, protein-protein docking and mutation scoring, we designed protein-based inhibitors of Plasmodium vivax SUB1 (PvSUB1) and experimentally evaluated their inhibitory activity.
24/10/2014  from PLoS     Read More      Permalink
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