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Public Release: 30-Mar-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Blood-based biomarkers could enable simple, accurate TB tests for diagnosis and monitoring
Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers in patients with active tuberculosis that could lead to new blood-based diagnostics and tools for monitoring treatment response and cure.
National Institutes of Health, Emory Center for AIDS Research, Emory Global Health Institute, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Contact: Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
404-727-3990
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
NYU developing HIV antibodies and RNA test in a single POC
NYU College of Dentistry has received a sub-award in the amount of $335,000 from a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from NIH to complete the development of a fully automated self-confirming assay that can simultaneously detect HIV/AIDS antibodies and viral RNA from the AIDS virus in a single specimen.
NIH/Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Grant

Contact: Christopher James
christopher.james@nyu.edu
212-998-6876
New York University

Public Release: 27-Mar-2015
Lancet
Research on medical abortion and miscarriage may change international routines
Two scientific studies led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and miscarriages. Both studies are being published in the journal 'The Lancet'.
Swedish Research Council, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm County Council, Dalarna University, World Health Organization

Contact: KI Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-852-486-077
Karolinska Institutet

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Ebola test vaccines appear safe in phase 2 Liberian clinical trial
Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on evaluation in more than 600 people in Liberia who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia Phase 2/3 clinical trial, according to interim findings from an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board review. Based on these findings, the study, which is sponsored by the NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, may now advance to Phase 3 testing.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Jennifer Routh
Jennifer.routh@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Cell Reports
Researchers master gene editing technique in mosquito that transmits deadly diseases
Rockefeller University researchers have successfully harnessed a technique, CRISPR-Cas9 editing, to use in an important and understudied species: the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, which infects hundreds of millions of people annually with the deadly diseases chikungunya, yellow fever, and dengue fever.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH/National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award, Jane Coffin Childs Fund, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Zach Veilleux
zveilleux@rockefeller.edu
212-327-8982
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Chikungunya virus may be coming to a city near you -- learn the facts
The mosquito-borne chikungunya disease is predicted to soon spread to the US The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's Scott Weaver, globally recognized for his expertise in mosquito-borne diseases, has been studying chikungunya for more than 15 years. Weaver and fellow infectious disease expert Marc Lecuit of the Institut Pasteur have summarized currently available information on this disease in the March 26 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
mBio
How the human immune system keeps TB at bay
A new tissue culture model using human white blood cells shows how people with a latent -- or symptom-free -- tuberculosis infection are protected from active disease by a critical early step in their immune response, researchers say.

Contact: Larry Schlesinger
Larry.Schlesinger@osumc.edu
614-292-8789
Ohio State University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Scientists secure £25.7m to create powerhouse of research
A £25.7 million funding boost will enable the University of Edinburgh to set up two world-leading laboratories advancing biological research and tissue repair.

Contact: Jen Middleton
jen.middleton@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6514
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
A metabolic imbalance increases the risk of respiratory diseases in childhood
An imbalance in our metabolism can trigger inflammatory processes in the body and activate the immune system. In a recent study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, UFZ researchers have been able to show that this applies even to newborns and children under one year of age, and is correlated with the development of respiratory diseases in early childhood.
Helmholtz Association

Contact: Gunda Herberth
gunda.herberth@ufz.de
49-034-123-51547
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Cochrane Library
Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven
New research out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults.

Contact: Evelyn Martinez
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Wiley

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
International collaboration essential in fight against rabies, new study finds
A new study, published today in the journal PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases has given new insights into the spread of rabies in the Middle East, showing that the deadly disease regularly moves between countries in the region.

Contact: Peter La
p.la@surrey.ac.uk
0044-148-368-9191
University of Surrey

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Science
Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates
An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. The vaccine, described today in the journal Science, was developed by a group led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a University of Wisconsin-Madison expert on avian influenza, Ebola and other viruses of medical importance.
National Institutes of Health, Japanese Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants

Contact: Yoshihiro Kawaoka
kawaokay@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Report: Budget cuts undermine global health innovations protecting against threats like Ebola
As the world looks to American innovation to fight Ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, and a host of other health threats, a new report released today on Capitol Hill warns budget battles in Washington are eroding preparedness at home and abroad at a time when scientific advances are poised to deliver new lifesaving drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.

Contact: Katy Lenard
klenard@burness.com
301-280-5719
Burness Communications

Public Release: 25-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Ebola more deadly for young children
Ebola progresses more quickly and is more likely to be fatal for children under five, according to new research.
Medical Research Council, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust, EU PREDEMICS, Fogarty International Center

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-2198
Imperial College London

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Good bone, bad bone
Until now, doctors have been able to measure bone loss -- a process that happens slowly, over time -- but haven't had the means for gauging actual bone strength.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
PLOS Genetics
Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis
Researchers have discovered a group of genes in one species of snail that provide a natural resistance to the flatworm parasite that causes schistosomiasis, and opens the door to possible new drugs or ways to break the transmission cycle of this debilitating disease. It's been called a neglected global pandemic.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Blouin
blouinm@science.oregonstate.edu
541-737-2362
Oregon State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Quarantine yes/no?
The decision to quarantine individuals or groups during epidemics is not an exact science and is open to various interpretations. Providing guiding principles, the authors suggest the need to balance public safety with human rights.

Contact: Alice O'Donnell
dmphpjournal@gmail.com
240-833-4429
Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
Lancet Haematology
NIH researchers identify red blood cell traits associated with malaria risk in children
NIAID researchers have found that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Emily Mullin
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
PLOS ONE
Report reveals alarming lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have commissioned the first comprehensive, multi-country analysis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in health care facilities, calling for global action to push toward 100 percent coverage of these services through new policies, collaboration, monitoring and training.
World Health Organization, UNICEF

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Blood thinning drug helps in understanding a natural HIV barrier
A blood thinning agent is helping researchers at the University of East Anglia understand more about the body's natural barriers to HIV. New research published today reveals how the protein langerin, which is present in genital mucous and acts as a natural HIV barrier during the first stages of contamination, interacts with the drug heparin.

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-92764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Science Advances
Cattle-killer: Two parasites are better than one
An international team of scientists has quantified, for the first time, how co-infection by parasites significantly reduces the severity of the African cattle-killing disease East Coast fever.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Linda Weiford
linda.weiford@wsu.edu
509-335-7209
Washington State University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
International Journal of Infectious Diseases marks World TB Day with publication of special issue
To mark World TB Day, March 24, 2015, the International Journal of Infectious Diseases is publishing a Special Issue that will help raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis and present a collection of articles by some of the world's most noted researchers and clinicians. The articles present recent successes and future challenges in the quest to eliminate TB from the planet.

Contact: Rosanna Diogini
hmsmedia@elsevier.com
44-207-424-4928
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Varied immunity by age 5 in children vaccinated with serogroup B meningococcus as babies
Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster, according to new research in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
Science Advances
African parasite that spreads poverty by killing cattle tamed by its less lethal cousins
African cattle infected with a lethal parasite that kills one million cows per year are less likely to die when co-infected with the parasite's milder cousin, according to a new study published today in Science Advances. The findings suggest that 'fighting fire with fire' is a strategy that might work against a range of parasitic diseases.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Michelle Geis
mgeis@burness.com
254-711-326-770
Burness Communications

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Case Western Reserve global health expert urges action to eradicate yaws, tropical disease
Half a century ago, a concentrated global effort nearly wiped a disfiguring tropical disease from the face of the earth. Now, says Case Western Reserve's James W. Kazura, M.D., it's time to complete the work. In a perspective column in the Feb.19 New England Journal of Medicine, Kazura responded to a research article that demonstrated positive results from a single oral dose of azithromycin.

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

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