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Population genomics of invasive Aedes albopictus in southern Europe

August 22, 2019

Population genomics of invasive Aedes albopictus in southern Europe

Verena Pichler and colleagues present results that demonstrate the major role of human activities in the extraordinary expansion of the Aedes albopictus into Mediterranean European countries where it has already caused the infections of Europeans with exotic viruses once confined to tropical regions.

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08/22/2019

Photo Quiz

A subcutaneous nodule in a returning Chinese expatriate

In this Photo Quiz, Xin-yu Wang, Wen-hong Zhang, and colleagues present the case of a 51-year-old Chinese man presenting with a lump on his left buttock. Use the provided patient history and histopathological examination of the excised lump to formulate your diagnosis. Take the quiz, here

Image credit: Wang X-y, Ruan Q-l, Cui P, Zhang W-h (2019)

A subcutaneous nodule in a returning Chinese expatriate

08/08/2019

Editorial

DR Congo and Nigeria: New neglected tropical disease threats and solutions for the bottom 40%

Peter Hotez outlines the impending health crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria as they are projected to be home to almost one-half of the world’s population living in extreme poverty by 2050. Dr. Hotez urges that now is the time to embark on long-term strategies for disease control, including the prioritization of the new biotechnologies that will be needed. Read the Editorial

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DR Congo and Nigeria: New neglected tropical disease threats and solutions for the bottom 40%

08/19/2019

Research Article

The genome and transcriptome of Babesia divergens

Luis Miguel González and colleagues identify genes putatively involved in invasion, gliding motility, moving junction formation and egress, providing new insights into the molecular mechanisms of these processes necessary for B. divergens to survive and propagate during its life cycle. Read the Author Summary

The genome and transcriptome of Babesia divergens

Image credit: González LM, Estrada K, Grande R, Jiménez-Jacinto V, Vega-Alvarado L, Sevilla E, et al. (2019)

08/16/2019

Research Article

Transcriptional profiling in human visceral leishmaniasis

Michaela Fakiola, Jenefer M. Blackwell, and colleagues look at global gene expression patterns in whole blood to try to understand more about asymptomatic infection, active visceral leishmaniasis, and the progress to cure in cases treated with single or multi-dose amphotericin B. Read the Author Summary

Transcriptional profiling in human visceral leishmaniasis

Image credit: Fakiola M, Singh OP, Syn G, Singh T, Singh B, Chakravarty J, et al. (2019)

08/20/2019

Research Article

Anti-Zika transmission-blocking drugs

Shengzhang Dong, Seokyoung Kang, and George Dimopoulos identify three drugs that significantly increase mosquito mortality and six that significantly suppress ZIKV infection in mosquito midguts, as well as provide a list of candidate agents for potential use to block ZIKV transmission in mosquitoes by chemical inhibition. Read the Author Summary

Anti-Zika transmission-blocking drugs

Image credit: Dong S, Kang S, Dimopoulos G (2019)

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