Almost all diagnostics have inherent subjectivity. Subjective thresholds and cut-offs are a major source of this and can impact the way we interpret the… Read more »
Latest posts by Vera Unwin (see all)
- Trials and tribulations of diagnostic thresholds - 5th January 2018
- Mutant Zika protein is key to microcephaly - 17th November 2017
- Overcoming the “Ugly step-sister of medicine” label of diagnostics - 30th June 2017
The S139N mutation in Zika M-protein has been found to increase severity of neurolovirulence, including microcephaly.
A review of the McGill summer institute’s course in Global Health Diagnostics
A field-based study investigates the tenet that insecticide resistance within a mosquito population may fall if the insecticide is replaced by one with a… Read more »
Could a new anti-saliva vaccine protect against multiple mosquito-borne diseases? The Phase I clinical trials have just begun...
Anopheles mosquitoes have made their move, donning a thicker armour against insecticide- now what’s ours?
Toward elimination As many malaria control programs progress towards elimination, more diligent surveillance and monitoring programmes become the focus of… Read more »
Zika disease has exploded in the Latin Americas following an outbreak in Brazil last year. Although not lethal, there is evidence of an association between the… Read more »
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