Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bubbles and kittens and puppies, oh my. Or exam worries and woes

Some innovative ways universities have introduced or are thinking of introducing to help relieve the stress of exams include: bubble wrap popping stations (University of Leicester student union),petting zoos (University of Bath) and even bouncy castles and massages (PETA’s alternatives … Continue reading

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Alumni Profile: Dr Mohsin M Sidat

Dr Sidat from Mozambique studied the MSc in Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning, graduating in 2000. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. “I decided to study the MSc by Distance … Continue reading

Why Trypanosoma brucei is sensitive to human serum

Cathepsin-L can resist lysis by human serum in Trypanosoma brucei brucei. PLoS Pathogens 10: e1004130 Featured at: LSHTM, Wellcome Trust See also: commentary in Microbial Cell 1:270-2 Most African trypanosomes, including the veterinary species Trypanosoma brucei brucei and T. congolense (causative agents of the … Continue reading

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – April 2014

Image caption: Count and Spell Color Recognition Beanbags – NUMBERS by Cheryl. License: some rights reserved_CC_BY_SA 2.0 Last month we had over 16, 500 downloads of full text papers from LSHTM Research Online with Germany, China and the US the … Continue reading

La suppression du paiement direct : en savons nous (vraiment) assez?

Valéry Ridde et Emilie Robert «Je pense que la Banque était idéologique». Dans un entretien au Guardian début avril 2014 [i], le président de la Banque Mondiale surprit tout le monde en affirmant que son institution avait promu pendant des … Continue reading

Abolition of user fees: do we (really) know enough?

By Valéry Ridde and Emilie Robert, University of Montreal “I think the bank was ideological”, in an interview with The Guardian last month the President of the World Bank surprised everyone by acknowledging that his institution had for years promoted … Continue reading