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Disease in the Developing World

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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)

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
A new understanding of dengue virus
An international consortium of scientists, including researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, worked to map out the antigenic differences in various strains of dengue virus.

Contact: Christopher Smith Gonzalez
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 18-Sep-2015
British Journal of Nutrition
Maternal protein deficiency during pregnancy 'memorized' by fetal muscle cells
Research in rat models confirms a molecular link between activation of the amino acid response signal and the cell autophagy pathway, which is transferred from pregnant mothers' skeletal muscles to the placenta and the fetus.

Contact: Sharita Forrest
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Infection and Immunity
E. coli more virulent when accompanied by beneficial bacteria
Scientists wonder why some people get so sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. Now Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences researchers believe they have discovered an explanation.
US Department of Agriculture

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
The Breast
Study finds high proportion of advanced breast cancers in sub-Saharan Africa
In one of the first studies of its kind, a new report finds a large majority of breast cancers in Cote d'Ivoire and Republic of Congo are detected only after they've become advanced.
The African Cancer Registry Network

Contact: David Sampson
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
IDRI, Wellcome Trust team for tuberculosis vaccine trial in South Africa
Today, the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and Wellcome Trust announce the start of a Phase 2a trial in South Africa of IDRI's tuberculosis vaccine candidate, which has been shown to both prevent and treat TB in preclinical studies in animal models. The Wellcome Trust awarded IDRI a $5.8 million/£3.8 million grant to clinically assess the ability of IDRI's vaccine candidate to reduce TB recurrence after treatment.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Lee Schoentrup
Infectious Disease Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
Global consortium rewrites the 'cartography' of dengue virus
An international consortium of laboratories worldwide that are studying the differences among dengue viruses has shown that while the long-held view that there are four genetically-distinct types of the virus holds, far more important are the differences in their antigenic properties -- the 'coats' that the viruses wear that help our immune systems identify them.

Contact: Sarah Collins
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 17-Sep-2015
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Global burden of leptospirosis is greater than thought, and growing
The global burden of a tropical disease known as leptospirosis is far greater than previously estimated, resulting in more than 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths annually, a new international study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found.

Contact: Michael Greenwood
Yale University

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
Scientific Reports
Scientists create immunity to deadly parasite by manipulating host's genes
Researchers have silenced genes within human cells to induce immunity to the parasite E. histolytica, demonstrating the effectiveness of an entirely new approach to protecting people from infectious diseases.

Contact: Josh Barney
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 16-Sep-2015
HIV cure, better therapies subjects of $6.3 million in grants to Pitt vaccine scientist duo
A husband-wife team researching a cure for HIV/AIDS at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research recently received $6.3 million total in two grants from the National Institutes of Health. The grants are the latest in the team's successful run garnering NIH support for their HIV research, now totaling $23 million since they came to Pitt six years ago.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Skin microbiome influences common sexually transmitted disease
For years, researchers have known that the human skin is home to a diverse community of microorganisms, collectively known as the skin microbiome. Now a new study has shown that individuals with a particular skin microbiome can effectively clear bacteria that cause chancroid, a sexually transmitted disease common in the developing world that has been linked to enhanced HIV transmission.

Contact: Aleea Khan
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
PLOS Medicine
Electronic reminders keep TB patients on track with medication in China
Giving electronic reminders to tuberculosis patients in China can reduce the amount of medication doses they miss by half, according to new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the National Center for Tuberculosis Control and Prevention in China.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Katie Steels
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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