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Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Focus on basic determinants to address stunting globally: Prof Bhutta
In shifting the global burden of stunting and growth retardation, it is important to address determinants such as poor status of women in society, gender disparities, and invest actively in promoting education and economic empowerment of girls, said Professor Zulfiqar A Bhutta from the Aga Khan University and the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. He was speaking as the lead speaker at a session on stunting at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC.

Contact: Rasool Sarang
rasool.sarang@aku.edu
92-301-825-8028
Aga Khan University

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
ERC Consolidator Grants: €585 million for 302 top researchers in Europe
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced today the 302 winners of its 2015 Consolidator Grant competition. These excellent mid-career scientists are awarded a total of €585 million, as part of the European Union Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. With grants worth up to €2 million each, they will be able to consolidate their research teams and to develop their innovative ideas.
European Research Council

Contact: Marcin Monko
erc-press@ec.europa.eu
32-229-66644
European Research Council

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Gene technology to help healthy skin in Aboriginal Australians
Australian researchers have used cutting-edge genome technologies to reveal the genetic makeup of a widespread skin parasite causing serious health problems in Aboriginal communities. The research team identified the genetic 'map' of the human parasitic scabies mite, accelerating research that could lead to new ways of preventing and treating scabies infestations and prevent lifelong complications for people in remote Aboriginal communities.
Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Trust, Lettisier Foundation, Evans Family Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council and the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program

Contact: Liz Williams
communityrelations@wehi.edu.au
61-428-034-089
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 12-Feb-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India.

Contact: Heather Amos
heather.amos@ubc.ca
604-828-3867
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 11-Feb-2016
Researchers to use supercomputer to 'hack' Ebola
Scientists at the University of Leeds will run the equivalent of password cracking software to find the chemical keys to defeating the Ebola virus.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Chris Bunting
c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk
01-133-432-049
University of Leeds

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
Annals of Internal Medicine
Report describes first known case of Zika in US resident returning from Costa Rica
A report published in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the first known case of Zika virus in a US resident following travel to Costa Rica. The author discusses the traveler's symptoms, what his test results showed, and the health status of the family members who traveled with him.

Contact: Cara Graeff
cgraeff@acponline.org
215-351-2513
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
Science
Global scientific community commits to sharing data on Zika
Leading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funders and institutes, have committed to sharing data and results relevant to the current Zika crisis and future public health emergencies as rapidly and openly as possible.

Contact: Hannah Isom
44-207-611-8898
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
BMJ
BMJ collaborates with UCSF on e-learning program for researchers
BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, has joined forces with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a world leader in biomedical research, to provide self-study online modules for doctors and healthcare researchers to develop their research skills and become published authors.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gzorlu@bmj.com
44-207-383-6920
BMJ

Public Release: 10-Feb-2016
Nature
New hope in global race to beat malaria parasite's deadly new resistance
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the global search for a new drug to beat the malaria parasite's growing resistance to first-defense treatments.

Contact: Jane Gardner
gardner.j@unimelb.edu.au
618-344-0181
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
BMJ
BMJ provides Zika virus resources to support healthcare workers
BMJ is offering free online resources to support researchers, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to understand and respond to the global health emergency linked to the Zika virus.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gzorlu@bmj.com
44-207-383-6920
BMJ

Public Release: 9-Feb-2016
European Respiratory Journal
Air pollution exposure during pregnancy linked with asthma risk
Babies born to mothers exposed to air pollution from traffic during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing asthma before the age of six, according to new UBC research.

Contact: Katherine Came
katherine.came@ubc.ca
604-822-0530
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Nature Microbiology
Researchers identify most dangerous strains of often-deadly bacteria
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have for the first time determined the genetic makeup of various strains of E. coli, which every year kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Umea University researchers help Europe fight spread of Zika virus
Researchers at Umea University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies. By using previous knowledge on Dengue, they are now strategizing on how Zika can be controlled.

Contact: Daniel Harju
daniel.harju@umu.se
46-725-522-918
Umea University

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Gut environment could reduce severity of malaria
Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Louisville.
National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Lola Alapo
lalapo@utk.edu
865-974-3993
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Zika virus: 5 things to know
A concise 'Five things to know about.... Zika virus infection' article for physicians highlights key points about this newly emerged virus in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 8-Feb-2016
Health Affairs
February Health Affairs: Vaccine development assistance nearly quadrupled over 14 years
The February issue of Health Affairs explores the current environment in which vaccines are discovered, produced, and delivered. The issue also contains several studies examining the economic benefits and value of sustainably financing vaccinations in the United States and globally.

Contact: Sue Ducat
sducat@projecthope.org
301-841-9962
Health Affairs

Public Release: 5-Feb-2016
American Journal of Pathology
First reported autopsy of patient with MERS coronavirus infection provides critical insights
Since 2012, at least 1,500 individuals have developed Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), resulting in more than 500 fatalities. Only now are results being reported of the first autopsy of a MERS patient, which was performed in 2014. Not only do these findings provide unprecedented, clinically-relevant insights about how MERS progresses, they challenge previously accepted ideas about MERS and the relevance of current animal models.
Centers for Disease Control

Contact: Eileen Leahy
ajpmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
36th Annual Pregnancy Meeting for Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Simple test allows for rapid diagnosis of preeclampsia
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found that a simple test can rapidly detect one of the world's most deadly pregnancy-related conditions, preeclampsia, which could have a major impact on global health.

Contact: Drew Schaar
drew@mediasourcetv.com
937-216-0256
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 4-Feb-2016
Cell
Leading bugs to the death chamber: A kinder face of cholesterol
Cells of our immune system kill pathogens by enclosing them in a compartment called the phagosome. The pathogen-containing phagosome is physically transported to execution chambers (lysosomes) by nanoscale 'Motor' proteins. Researchers at TIFR show that cholesterol is needed to cluster many Motors on the phagosome's surface. This assembles an army of Motors that carries the phagosome to the execution chamber. Cholesterol, that much dreaded name, therefore also keeps us healthy by helping to kill bugs.
Wellcome Trust UK, Department of Atomic Energy Government of India

Contact: Roop Mallik
roop@tifr.res.in
91-222-278-2702
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Obesity and weight gain in HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy: What's the harm?
The percentage of HIV-infected adults who were obese-body mass index >30 kg/m2-when they began antiretroviral therapy (ART) doubled over a 12-year period. After three years of ART, 18 percent of adults who were overweight at initiation of therapy had become obese, and 22 percent of those with a normal BMI at initiation had become overweight, raising their risk of additional health complications, according to a new study published in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 3-Feb-2016
New England Journal of Medicine
Routine antibiotics should be reconsidered for malnourished children
A new study suggests that the current recommendation to treat severely malnourished children with routine antibiotics does not increase the likelihood of nutritional recovery in uncomplicated cases.
Médecins sans Frontières--Operational Center Paris

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8413
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
PLOS ONE
Experts cite multiple contacts for hepatitis C virus exposure in Ghana
West African residents have frequent opportunities for exposure to the hepatitis C virus, according to a comprehensive review in the journal PLOS ONE co-authored by infectious disease specialist Jennifer Layden, M.D., Ph.D., of Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Contact: Stasia Thompson
thoms@lumc.edu
708-216-5155
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Annals of Internal Medicine
Researcher warns US could see substantial impact of Zika virus
A researcher at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Public Health warns that Zika virus could spread quickly to and potentially within the US. The mosquito-borne virus, which is believed to cause microcephaly in infants who are exposed in utero, causes rash and flu-like symptoms in adults and children who have been infected. The findings are published online in advance of print in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Contact: Ellen Slingsby
ellen.slingsby@bmc.org
617-638-8489
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
Journal of Women's Health
Preventing cardiovascular disease in women -- one physician's approach to juggling the many guidelines
Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, provides a comprehensive perspective on how to apply the many new and continuously updated guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reducing CVD risk factors in women, in a clear and concise review article published in Journal of Women's Health.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 1-Feb-2016
MaxMind gives $100,000 to GW to create gene drive to eliminate schistosomiasis
MaxMind, an industry-leading provider of IP security and online fraud detection tools, has given a $100K gift to the George Washington University's Research Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty to end schistosomiasis through gene drive technology.
MaxMind

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

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