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Optimising targets for tsetse control: Taking a fly’s-eye-view to improve the colour of synthetic fabrics

December 12, 2019

Optimising targets for tsetse control: Taking a fly’s-eye-view to improve the colour of synthetic fabrics

Roger D. Santer and colleagues show that new violet fabric attracts significantly more tsetse than a traditional black cotton or typical blue polyester and that innovative fly’s-eye-view approaches can result in genuine improvements in tsetse control devices. 

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Visceral Leishmaniasis Call for Papers

We are currently seeking papers related to innovation in Visceral Leishmaniasis elimination and control.                                  We have extended the deadline for submissions to February 29. 2020. Read the Editorial for more information.

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09/19/2019

Editorial

Innovations for the elimination and control of visceral leishmaniasis

Angamuthu Selvapandiyan, Nirmal K. Ganguly, and colleagues discuss the progress made in the visceral leishmaniasis elimination programs in endemic regions worldwide, the current issues with diagnosis, the available drug treatments, and potential prevention measures that can be used to maintain elimination progress. Read the Editorial.

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Innovations for the elimination and control of visceral leishmaniasis

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11/21/2019

Review

Plague in Zimbabwe from 1974 to 2018: A review article

Amon Munyenyiwa and colleagues aim to provide an overview of the epidemiology and ecology of plague in Zimbabwe with special emphasis on its introduction, its potential reservoirs and vectors, and possible causes of its persistence and cyclic outbreaks by carrying out a search of documented reported plague outbreaks in Zimbabwe. Read the Review

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Plague in Zimbabwe from 1974 to 2018: A review article

12/12/2019

Research Article

Predicting and designing therapeutics against the Nipah virus

Neeladri Sen and colleagues consider all 9 Nipah proteins as potential therapeutic targets and computationally identify 4 putative peptide inhibitors and 146 small molecule inhibitors against F, G, M, N, and P proteins. Read the Author Summary

Predicting and designing therapeutics against the Nipah virus

Image credit: Sen N, Kanitkar TR, Roy AA, Soni N, Amritkar K, Supekar S, et al. (2019)

12/19/2019

Research Article

Gender-related factors affecting health seeking for neglected tropical diseases in Ethiopia

Alexandra Wharton-Smith and colleagues provide new insights into why women might not seek care or delay care seeking, including reservations about disclosing diseases that affect “hidden” body parts, for example in the case of schistosomiasis, a parasitic infection that can affect the urogenital system. Read the Author Summary

Gender-related factors affecting health seeking for neglected tropical diseases in Ethiopia

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12/09/2019

Research Article

Genetic Diversity of Laboratory Strains and Implications for Research: The case of Aedes aegypti

Andrea Gloria-Soria and colleagues analyze laboratory and field colonies of Aedes aegypti and an Ae. aegypti-derived cell line to determine genetic similarity between laboratory strains and their wild relatives and find lower levels of genetic diversity in laboratory populations compared to wild populations. Read the Author Summary.

Genetic Diversity of Laboratory Strains and Implications for Research: The case of Aedes aegypti

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