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Public Release: 9-Dec-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
How Ebola spread in Western Africa, 2014-2015
Late in 2013, a novel variant of the Ebola virus emerged in Western Africa to start what would become the largest human epidemic on record. In a study published Dec. 9th in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers used genome sequencing to find that the virus spread to Liberia multiple times from neighboring countries early during the outbreak, but the majority of Liberian cases are attributable to a single introduction of the virus.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-397-2802
Cell Press

Public Release: 8-Dec-2015
PLOS Biology
Study suggests new way to help the immune system fight off sleeping sickness parasite
There are currently few treatments for African sleeping sickness, and those that exist have substantial side effects. A new study reveals a method, involving epigenetic mechanisms, that causes the African sleeping sickness parasite to change into a state that potentially makes it easier for the host immune system to eliminate.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Katherine Fenz
kfenz@rockefeller.edu
212-327-7913
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Gates Foundation funds UMass Amherst research on deadly African cattle disease
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced a three-year, $478,000 grant to Samuel Black, professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to work with an international team developing a vaccine to control and cure trypanosomiasis, a fatal disease of cattle in sub-Saharan Africa and a major obstacle to raising livestock there.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
UK and Chinese scientists join forces to combat city pollution
New research into toxic fumes polluting a Chinese megacity could help protect the health of millions in the coming decades.
Natural Environment Research Council

Contact: Mary Goodchild
marodc@nerc.ac.uk
Natural Environment Research Council

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015
New funding for Ebola hides an ongoing decline
A new report gives the first ever picture of global investment in Ebola R&D, reporting that this investment might have come at the expense of efforts to develop health technologies for other neglected diseases. The report found that $3.4 billion was invested in neglected disease R&D in 2014. New funding for Ebola R&D was entirely responsible for the $150 million increase in neglected disease R&D funding in 2014, with funding for all other neglected diseases down 0.4 percent.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Lisette Oversteegen
loversteegen@policycures.org
PATH - Global Health Technologies Coalition

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
PLOS ONE
Little known about children living with HIV-infected adults in Africa
Despite the focus in recent decades on fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, a new study reveals that little is known about one of the area's most vulnerable populations: children living in households with HIV-infected adults.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Courtney Coelho
courtney_coelho@brown.edu
Brown University

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
The BMJ
Concern over drug industry involvement at India's 'health camps'
Pharmaceutical sales representatives are screening people in India in return for prescriptions for their products, finds a special report published by The BMJ today.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
World AIDS Day 2015: Study begins in Kenya for recently-approved pediatric HIV treatment
DNDi has begun an implementation study of a recently-approved pediatric antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in order to address the urgent need for better medicines for children living with HIV. This study, which has begun in Kenya, is an important step towards DNDi's ultimate goal of developing, together with the Indian generic pharmaceutical company Cipla Ltd and in partnership with UNITAID, improved and easy-to-take combinations of the key HIV medicines children need to survive into adulthood.

Contact: Ilan Moss
imoss@dndi.org
646-266-5216
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Free new tool for health providers to manage symptoms of AIDS
Millions of people are now living with -- rather than dying from -- HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa due to combination drug therapies. But the vast majority struggle to manage the many disabilities caused by this disease and its treatment. Today, University of Toronto researchers and their partners in Zambia, Kenya, South Africa and Canada launched a free website to help health workers improve the quality of life of adults and children living with HIV throughout Africa.

Contact: Heidi Singer
Heidi.Singer@utoronto.ca
416-571-7569
University of Toronto

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Study: With climate change, malaria risk in Africa shifts, grows
A larger portion of Africa is currently at high risk for malaria transmission than previously predicted, according to a new University of Florida mapping study.

Contact: Sadie Ryan
sjryan@ufl.edu
510-427-0930
University of Florida

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Nutrients
Recommended activity levels not achieved by obese children and those with liver disease
In a new study published today in the journal Nutrients, research from the University of Surrey and the Children's Liver Disease Foundation has found that both obese children and those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are not meeting the UK recommendations for a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Contact: Peter La
p.la@surrey.ac.uk
07-545-837-376
University of Surrey

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
BMJ Open
More than 1 in 4 older Indians on low and middling incomes have midriff bulge
More than one in four middle-aged Indians on low and middling incomes now has an unhealthy midriff bulge, with women most likely to carry a spare tire, reveal the results of a nationally representative survey, published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Contact: Caroline White
CWhite@bmj.com
44-798-080-0465
BMJ

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Science
Researchers uncover essential interaction between malaria parasites and liver cells
Scientists at the Center for Infectious Disease Research recently uncovered a critical piece in the puzzle of how malaria parasites infect their host. The work, recently published in Science Magazine, reveals the details of how the malaria parasite invades its initial target organ, the liver. Without infection of the liver, the parasites cannot multiply or spread to the blood. Infection of the blood causes illness, spread of the disease, and, ultimately, death.

Contact: Morgan Clary
morgan.clary@edelman.com
206-268-2256
The Center for Infectious Disease Research

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Population Council's MZC outperforms TFV 1 percent gel in microbicide candidate preclinical study
New data from a preclinical safety and efficacy study of the candidate microbicide gel MZC, which targets HIV, herpes simplex virus and human papillomavirus, shows that the gel performs as well as, or in many cases, better than, tenofovir 1 percent gel, a leading microbicide candidate.

Contact: Jennifer Brunet
jbrunet@popcouncil.org
917-207-9330
Population Council

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
American Journal of Nursing
As 2nd anniversary nears of Ebola breakout in West Africa, nurse provides firsthand account of combating Ebola
International nurse volunteers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West African encountered death on nearly every shift and worked under conditions that challenged their ingenuity in providing even basic care. That is according to one nurse's account in American Journal of Nursing, published by Wolters Kluwer, which provides a rare glimpse of the realities clinicians and patients with Ebola faced inside one Ebola Treatment Unit.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Dissertations
Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while traveling
Traveling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travelers' diarrhea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travelers follow the travel medicine clinics' advice on how to reduce risks during travel, the risk of falling ill is not reduced. This according to a dissertation at Umeå University in Sweden.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
JAMA
Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries
More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished, according to the first global estimate published in a new study from St. Michael's Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
ACC to establish PINNACLE Registry in Mexico
The American College of Cardiology will partner with the ACC Mexico Chapter, in collaboration with both the Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología and the Asociación Nacional de Cardiólogos de México, to establish a registry network in Mexico that is aligned with the ACC's PINNACLE Registry.

Contact: Katie Glenn
kglenn@acc.org
202-375-6472
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
TSRI scientists reveal potential treatment for life-threatening viral infections
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown for the first time how a previously unknown process works to promote infection in a number of dangerous viruses, including dengue, West Nile and Ebola.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
University of California scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes
Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, University of California scientists have created a strain of mosquitoes capable of rapidly introducing malaria-blocking genes into a mosquito population through its progeny, ultimately eliminating the insects' ability to transmit the disease to humans. This new model represents a notable advance in the effort to establish an antimalarial mosquito population, which with further development could help eradicate a disease that sickens millions worldwide each year.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 22-Nov-2015
International Journal of Epidemiology
UEA leads first systematic review of Ebola risks
Looking after people with late-stage Ebola at home puts people at greatest risk of catching it themselves -- according to research from the University of East Anglia.
National Institute for Health Research, Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health England

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93496
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Arizona Regents recognize TGen with award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education
The Arizona Board of Regents presented the Translational Genomics Research Institute with its 2015 Regents' Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education, recognizing the extensive research TGen has conducted in association with Northern Arizona University.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Science
All in the family
Anthropologists study the Tsimane people of Bolivia to determine how parasitism affects female fertility.

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Progress toward preventing HIV highlighted in special issue of AIDS research and human retroviruses
New and emerging biomedical pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) approaches to prevent HIV infection in targeted high-risk populations offer the most effective near-term strategy to reduce HIV transmission. The latest outcomes research, clinical trials results, and advances in HIV vaccine development are highlighted in multiple articles that comprise the annual HIV Prevention Science issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans. The study was published Nov. 5 in PLOS Pathogens.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbi Nodell
bnodell@uw.edu
206-271-1429
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

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