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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Study: Link between dengue epidemics and high temperatures during strong El Niño season
Epidemics of dengue are linked to high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon, a University of Florida scientist working with an international team of researchers has found.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Derek Cummings
University of Florida

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Tufts biophysicist receives NIH New Innovator Award for Ebola research
James Munro of Tufts University School of Medicine is a recipient of the 2015 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award. Munro is using imaging of glycoproteins to investigate how Ebola and related viruses enter host cells. Understanding this process is expected to help develop vaccines for Ebola and related viruses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Siobhan Gallagher
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Journal of Virology
Dengue protein modulates human enzyme: Fuel for replication
A new study published in the Journal of Virology reveals that NS1, a nonstructural protein composing the replication machinery of the dengue virus, binds to a well-known human enzyme as a way to increase energy production to be used for viral replication.

Contact: Ronaldo Mohana Borges
Publicase Comunicação Científica

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Journal of Advanced Nursing
How health professionals help and hinder eradication of female genital mutilation
A new article highlights how health professionals -- including nurses and midwives -- both help and hinder eradication and management of female genital mutilation.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
European Journal of Neurology
Africa faces rising rates of traumatic brain injury
New research reveals that the projected estimates of traumatic brain injury in Africa are high, with a burden of anywhere between approximately 6 to 14 million new cases in 2050. Most cases will result from motor vehicle accidents.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
EU funding to support chronic lung disease research
Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of an international consortium which has received funding of almost €3 million from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, to investigate methods to prevent, diagnose and treat non-communicable lung disease (such as asthma and chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder - COPD) in low and middle income countries.
Horizon 2020

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Dengue epidemics linked to high temperatures during strong El Nino season
An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown that epidemics of dengue, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, across southeast Asia appear to be linked to the abnormally high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Now, as the most intense El Niño in nearly two decades is emerging in the Pacific, the finding may be a harbinger of a spike in cases.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Allison Hydzik
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Pneumothorax treatment gets less painful
Scientists working in Tianjin Chest Hospital, China, have developed a less painful treatment strategy for Pneumothorax treatment. By analyzing the partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide in thoracic cavity gas during Pneumothorax Treatment, physicians can understand the real conditions of the pneumothorax and then update to a less painful treatment method.

Contact: Philly Lim
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Science Advances
UBC researchers create self-propelled powder to stop bleeding
UBC researchers have created the first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma care.

Contact: Christian Kastrup
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Journal of National Cancer Institute
Rising cancer rates in low and middle income countries threaten economic stability
The rising cost of treating and caring for a growing number of cancer patients threatens economic development in low and middle income countries, making prevention key.
American Cancer Society, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Imperial College London

Contact: David Sampson
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Penn Dental Medicine study is proof-of-concept for low-cost drug made in lettuce
At the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Henry Daniell and colleagues have used a plant-based system to make shelf-stable drugs. In a study published in the journal Biomaterials, the researchers confirmed the viability of their method for FDA approval and human use, producing an effective drug that promotes tolerance to clotting factors, which could be taken by hemophilia patients, using freeze-dried lettuce leaves.
Novo Nordisk, National Institutes of Health, National Nature Science Foundation of China

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Latest technology could help curb repeat Ebola crisis, experts say
Recent developments in surveillance technology could enable a swifter, more effective response to potentially deadly outbreaks of disease, and technology could help improve the response, a study has found.
Wellcome Trust, EU Horizon 2020 Programme (COMPARE)

Contact: Catriona Kelly
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Ebola cannot be conquered without understanding Africa's culture, politics and poverty
The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the disease's outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks.

Contact: Tina Shelton
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Funding for viral hemorrhagic fever project
A team from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has received funding of £136,000 from the Health Partnership Scheme to develop a training program to help the Sierra Leonean Health Service to fight future outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fever.
Health Partnership Scheme

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified
Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child's chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Clare Ryan
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Deaths from heart disease and stroke could rise unless countries address risk factors
Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025 -- according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart disease from the Global Burden of Disease project.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Meningitis model shows infection's sci-fi-worthy creep into the brain
Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain infection that kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year.
Duke University Center for AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Mallinckrodt Scholar Award, Searle Scholar Award, Vallee Foundation, Medicine Research Collaboration Award

Contact: Samiha Khanna
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Rather than screen all immigrants for TB, developed countries could be more focused
While Canada screens all immigrants for tuberculosis, the vast majority of active cases of the disease are found in people arriving from a handful of countries where TB is prevalent, new research suggests.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Universal TB screening of immigrants to Canada costly, inefficient
Canada's blanket practice of screening all newly arriving immigrants for tuberculosis is highly inefficient and should focus on only those arriving from countries with high rates of TB, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Study examines impact of global food consumption on heart disease
More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, but very little data on the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease exists from these countries.

Contact: Nicole Napoli
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 25-Sep-2015
Countries have a long way to go to reduce the burden of NCD (non-communicable disease)
The global pandemic of non-communicable diseases, which is progressing most rapidly in low-income and middle-income countries, led the UN to issue a political declaration on the need to counter the crisis. A new method published today in the Lancet shows that many nations have a long way to go to reduce suffering and deaths from NCD.
United Health Foundation

Contact: Sheree Bryant
C3 Collaborating for Health

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
New study maps the progression of Parkinson's disease within the brain
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -- The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made advances in understanding the process involved in the progression and spread of Parkinson's disease within the brain.

Contact: Maya-Olivia Eyssen
McGill University Health Centre

Public Release: 22-Sep-2015
Microbial Genomics
Superbug study reveals how E. coli strain acquired deadly powers
A strain of E. coli became a potentially fatal infection in the UK around 30 years ago, when it acquired a powerful toxin, a gene study has revealed.
Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland

Contact: Anna Borthwick
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Molecular Biology of the Cell
Van Andel Research Institute, University of Toledo find way to combat brain cancer
Scientists at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus (UT) and Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have discovered an innovative way that may stop the spread of the most lethal and aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In laboratory studies, scientists demonstrated that activating a specific family of proteins halted cancer cell migration into healthy tissue.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw-Hall
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Malaria: Multi-drug resistance more alarming than ever
The efforts of the international community for the past ten years in the fight against malaria have reduced the number of disease-related deaths. The in vitro examination of a strain of parasites solely exposed to artemisinin (the base compound for standard therapy) demonstrates the development of a widespread resistance to most other anti-malarial drugs.

Contact: Françoise Benoit-Vical
INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale)

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