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Weekend Research Reads #3

The past week was a series of unfortunate events, both on the personal and professional front. Thus, not much reading got achieved. List of papers I skimmed through this week… AQ-13, an investigational antimalarial, versus artemether plus lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a randomised, phase 2, non-inferiority clinical trial (Link) Whole… Keep Reading

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Weekend Research Reads #2

This weekend’s research reads is really heavy on the antibiotic/antimicrobial resistance head because the BMJ published a special issue on AMR in South East Asia. Antimicrobial/Antibiotic Resistance 1. Antibiotic resistome promotion in drinking water during biological activated carbon treatment: Is it influenced by quorum sensing? Highlights Antibiotic resistome promotion was observed after drinking water biological activated… Keep Reading

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You’ve Got Mail!

I loved collecting stamps when I was a kid! I had three albums chock-full of stamps. But then, life happened, and somehow, I kind of drifted away, and ended up not visiting the albums forever. But, I guess the nerdy liking of stamps never really went away. So, when I was in Europe last year,… Keep Reading

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Condemning Predatory Journals/Publishers: Nature

This week’s Nature has run yet another publication condemning the evil of predatory publication. However, there is a twist in the tale as the authors have found that authors from high-income countries also publish in these journals quite often! A group of authors spent a whole year combing through 2000 articles published in 200 potentially… Keep Reading

Research Round-Up

Weekend Research Reads #1

Here’s taking a look at some of the interesting research papers that popped up in my inbox this week. I try to keep my reading wider than the work I am currently involved in; that might be criticized as loss of focus, but I like to think of it as keeping my eyes open to… Keep Reading

Clinical Research in Times of Ebola… and other Epidemics

As the news trickles in about the raging cholera outbreak in Yemen, and an emerging outbreak is being dealt with urgently in North-Eastern Nigeria, we are more frequently being confronted with the uncomfortable question of leveraging these situations to conduct clinical research activities. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) have come out… Keep Reading

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