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Table of Contents: December 2005

COVER

Malaria.

Image Credit: Dr. Samantha Krukowski (http://www.rasa.net)
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Dr. Samantha Krukowski is a practicing artist and assistant professor in the production area of the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in experimental media. Dr. Krukowski received a B.A. in political science at Barnard College/Columbia University in 1988, an M.A. in art history at Washington University in 1992, an M.Arch. in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, and a Ph.D. in art history at the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. More information about Dr. Krukowski and her work can be found at http://www.rasa.net.

Editorial

Essays

Neglected Diseases

Perspectives

Breaking Up (Amyloid) Is Hard to Do

Sam Gandy, Frank L Heppner

Tweaking Microtubules to Treat Scleroderma

Jacob M van Laar, Tom W. J Huizinga

Policy Forums

A Systematic Analytic Approach to Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning

Daniel J Barnett, Ran D Balicer, Daniel R Lucey, George S Everly Jr, Saad B Omer, Mark C Steinhoff, Itamar Grotto

Biocrimes, Microbial Forensics, and the Physician

Steven E Schutzer, Bruce Budowle, Ronald M Atlas

Learning Forum

Research Articles

Heritability of Malaria in Africa

Margaret J Mackinnon, Tabitha W Mwangi, Robert W Snow, Kevin Marsh, Thomas N Williams

Maternal Malaria and Gravidity Interact to Modify Infant Susceptibility to Malaria

Theonest K Mutabingwa, Melissa C Bolla, Jin-Long Li, Gonzalo J Domingo, Xiaohong Li, Michal Fried, Patrick E Duffy

DC-SIGN Induction in Alveolar Macrophages Defines Privileged Target Host Cells for Mycobacteria in Patients with Tuberculosis

Ludovic Tailleux, Nhan Pham-Thi, Anne Bergeron-Lafaurie, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Patricia Charles, Olivier Schwartz, Pierre Scheinmann, Philippe H Lagrange, Jacques de Blic, Abdellatif Tazi, Brigitte Gicquel, Olivier Neyrolles

Prolonged Activation of Virus-Specific CD8+T Cells after Acute B19 Infection

Adiba Isa, Victoria Kasprowicz, Oscar Norbeck, Andrew Loughry, Katie Jeffery, Kristina Broliden, Paul Klenerman, Thomas Tolfvenstam, Paul Bowness

Genetic Prediction of Future Type 2 Diabetes

Valeriya Lyssenko, Peter Almgren, Dragi Anevski, Marju Orho-Melander, Marketa Sjögren, Carola Saloranta, Tiinamaija Tuomi, Leif Groop , the Botnia Study Group

Local Literature Bias in Genetic Epidemiology: An Empirical Evaluation of the Chinese Literature

Zhenglun Pan, Thomas A Trikalinos, Fotini K Kavvoura, Joseph Lau, John P.A Ioannidis

Persistent Amyloidosis following Suppression of Aβ Production in a Transgenic Model of Alzheimer Disease

Joanna L Jankowsky, Hilda H Slunt, Victoria Gonzales, Alena V Savonenko, Jason C Wen, Nancy A Jenkins, Neal G Copeland, Linda H Younkin, Henry A Lester, Steven G Younkin, David R Borchelt

Paclitaxel Modulates TGFβ Signaling in Scleroderma Skin Grafts in Immunodeficient Mice

Xialin Liu, Shoukang Zhu, Tao Wang, Laura Hummers, Fredrick M Wigley, Pascal J Goldschmidt-Clermont, Chunming Dong

Correspondence

Editor's Reply

Emma Veitch