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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Identifying Plasmodium falciparum transmission patterns through parasite prevalence and entomological inoculation rate

    Benjamin Amoah et al.
    Estimating fine-scale spatiotemporal patterns of Plasmodium falciparum transmission showed an association between entomological inoculation rate and parasite prevalence that emphasizes the value of both measures in malaria surveillance.
  1. Episode 76: October 2021

    In this episode, we hear about the ways that junk food affects monkeys, grey hair, empathetic rats, using smart phones to fight COVID-19, and how the slave trade spread disease.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Mosquito infection by gametocytes from cultures exposed to dihydroartemisinin (DHA) from Figure 2, Portugaliza et al.

    Malaria: A Collection of Articles

    Edited by Olivier Silvie et al.
    eLife has recently published a wide range of papers on malaria, covering a diversity of themes including parasite biology, epidemiology, immunology, drugs and vaccines.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Utility of polygenic embryo screening for disease depends on the selection strategy

    Todd Lencz et al.
    Preimplantation screening of embryos using polygenic risk scores may substantially reduce risk for a given complex disease, but this effect depends on several quantifiable factors and raises significant ethical issues.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    SARS-CoV-2 shedding dynamics across the respiratory tract, sex, and disease severity for adult and pediatric COVID-19

    Paul Z Chen et al.
    COVID-19 severity, rather than sex or age, predicts SARS-CoV-2 kinetics, and SARS-CoV-2 viral load from lower respiratory tract specimens may predict severe disease days before clinical deterioration for COVID-19 patients.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Common host variation drives malaria parasite fitness in healthy human red cells

    Emily R Ebel et al.
    Human red blood cells from healthy donors display marked biophysical and genetic variation that impacts the growth of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites, outside of known disease alleles.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Telomere length is associated with growth in children in rural Bangladesh

    Audrie Lin et al.
    In a rural, low-income setting in Bangladesh, early-life telomere length was associated with concurrent growth.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Multiple introductions of multidrug-resistant typhoid associated with acute infection and asymptomatic carriage, Kenya

    Samuel Kariuki et al.
    Carriage of MDR S. Typhi H58 sublineages that also cause acute disease provides understanding of the transmission dynamics of typhoid fever and maintenance of local pathogen populations in Kenya children.
    1. Neuroscience

    Bayesian inference of population prevalence

    Robin AA Ince et al.
    Bayesian estimation of the proportion of the population that would show an effect in an experiment provides a broadly applicable alternative to standard null hypothesis tests on the population mean with several advantages.

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