Submited on: 05 Sep 2010 03:06:33 PM GMT
Published on: 05 Sep 2010 06:16:52 PM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? Yes
3 Is this a new and original contribution? No
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? Yes
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? Yes
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? Yes
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? No
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? Yes
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? Yes
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? Yes
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? Yes
  • Other Comments:

    This paper correctly defines health as a human right and a relevant factor to people around the globe. Additionally, the authors successfully points the lack of interest of pharmaceutical manufactures to develop medicines or vaccines to low income populations in developing regions of the world because they are not seen as profitable to invest. They also describe the presence of neglected diseases and poor sustainable economic and social development of countries as their main concern.

    Because Webmed Central publishes a large variety of subjects in the biomedical area, it would be interesting to enlist the main neglected tropical diseases in order to clarify and improve this paper. (WHO is currently focusing on 17 neglected tropical diseases-December, 2010).

    At the end of the text, the authors mentioned briefly the four main conditions to bridge the translational research gap between research finding and health product development. We suggest that they should improve and emphasize each one of these topics with more details.

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    K.R. dos Santos ; B.C. Carlos ; K.S. Paduan ; S.M. Kadri ; T.H. Barrella ; AMARANTE, M. R. V. ; P.E.M.Ribolla ; R.J. da Silva . Morphological and molecular characterization os Strongyloides ophidiae (Nematoda, Strongyloididae).. Journal of Helminthology , v. 84, p. 136-142, 2010. CHIUSO-MINICUCCI, F. ; MARRA, N. M. ; ZORZELLA-PEZAVENTO, S. F. G. ; FRAN??A, T. G. D. ; ISHIKAWA, L. L. W. ; AMARANTE, M. R. V. ; AMARANTE, A. F. T. ; SARTORI, A. . Recovery from Strongyloides venezuelensis infection in Lewis rats is associated with a strong Th2 response. Parasite Immunology (Print) , v. 32, p. 74-78, 2010. MARRA, Nelson Mendes ; CHIUSO-MINICUCCI, F. ; MACHADO, G. C. ; ZORZELLA-PEZAVENTO, S. F. G. ; FRAN?A, T.G.D. ; ISHIKAWA, L.L.W. ; AMARANTE, A. F. T. ; SARTORI, A. ; AMARANTE, M. R. V. . Faecal examination and PCR to detect Strongyloides venezuelensis in experimentally infected Lewis rats. Mem?rias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Impresso) , v. 105, p. 57-61, 2010.
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    I teach Parasitology in a College of Medicine and I have been working on Molecular biology of helminth parasites.


  • How to cite:  Amarante M R.Time do Revisit Neglected Tropical Diseases In The New Viewpoint.[Review of the article 'Time To Revisit Neglected Tropical Diseases In The New Viewpoint ' by Yoga Latha L].WebmedCentral 2011;2(1):WMCRW00388
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