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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Scripps Florida scientist awarded $2.3 million to study dengue fever and related viruses
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.3 million to study a category of viruses that cause dengue fever, West Nile, yellow fever and other diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks.

Contact: Mika Ono
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Congress budget pact good for global health but NIH cuts threaten US innovations
While a ceasefire in Washington's budget wars has restored funding for a range of programs targeting global health threats like AIDS and tuberculosis, the simultaneous underfunding of the world's biggest sponsor of global health research and development puts future progress at risk, warns a new report from a coalition of nonprofit groups focused on advancing innovation to save lives. The Global Health Technologies Coalition released their annual policy report today at a Capitol Hill briefing.

Contact: Katy Lenard

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
New $1.5 million grant boosts local efforts to save lives of moms and babies during childbirth
A Vancouver-led research initiative to prevent deaths of moms and babies got a boost recently with a new $1.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will expand efforts to improve diagnosis and care for pregnant women with pre-eclampsia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Dunn
Child & Family Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Lancet Global Health
Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition
A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world's poorest children. The study, from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, University of Goettingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found that economic growth was associated with small or no declines in stunting, underweight, and wasting -- all signs of undernutrition.
University of Göttingen, Germany

Contact: Marge Dwyer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Pilot Islamic-compliant livestock insurance product in Africa pays pastoralists in drought-prone Kenya
For the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant financial instrument with innovative use of satellite imagery is compensating Muslim pastoralists for drought-induced losses suffered in Kenya's northeastern Wajir County, where livestock are valued at Ksh 46 billion (USD 550 million).

Contact: Nancy Moss
Burness Communications

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
ASM General Meeting Awards Banquet and Dinner
ASU scientist Roy Curtiss receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ASM
Roy Curtiss III, a scientist at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Microbiology.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
IDRI receives $3.4 million grant extension for TB drug discovery
IDRI's drug discovery efforts continue to grow with a recently awarded grant extension of $3.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The additional funding was awarded to Tanya Parish, Ph.D., IDRI's Vice President of Drug Discovery, and supplements an earlier grant awarded in 2010, for a total of $7.8 million. The grant is focused on identifying new leads and drug targets for tuberculosis with the goal of producing new drugs to treat TB.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Lee Schoentrup
Infectious Disease Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
NIH grants up to $28 million to group led by Scripps Research for work on ebola treatment
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant of up to $28 million to establish a new center for excellence to find an antibody 'cocktail' to fight the deadly Ebola virus. The project, which involves researchers from 15 institutions, will be led by Erica Ollmann Saphire, professor at the Scripps Research Institute.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Mika Ono
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Optical Materials Express
Shrink wrap used to enhance detection of infectious disease biomarkers
A new nanotechnology method -- employing common, everyday shrink wrap -- may make highly sensitive, extremely low-cost diagnosis of infectious disease agents possible. The new technique, described in a paper published today in the Optical Society's journal Optical Materials Express, offers a way to significantly boost the signal of fluorescent markers used in biosensing, by depositing a combination of metals onto shrink wrap.

Contact: Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Low levels of oxygen, nitric oxide worsen sickle cell disease
Low levels of both oxygen and the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide appear to have an unfortunate synergy for patients with sickle cell disease, researchers report.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Weak spot of parasitic worms attacked to cure tropical diseases
Researchers are developing new drug treatments to tackle river blindness and elephantiasis, which affect up to 150 million people across the world.
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria among children in the United States on the rise
Infections caused by a specific type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in US children, according to new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. While still rare, the bacteria are increasingly found in children of all ages, especially those 1-5 years old, raising concerns about dwindling treatment options.

Contact: Nancy DiFiore
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Among US children, more infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria
Infections caused by a concerning type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in US children, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and available online. Although still uncommon, the bacteria are increasingly found in children of all ages, especially those one to five years old, raising concerns about dwindling treatment options.

Contact: Terri Christene Phillips
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Scientist receives NIH grant to find cure for infectious disease
A Clemson University scientist was awarded a two-year, $147,157 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to find a cure for an infectious disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Lesly A. Temesvari
Clemson University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Past HIV vaccine trials reveal new path to success
A multi-national research team led by Duke Medicine scientists has identified a subclass of antibodies associated with an effective immune response to an HIV vaccine.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
No-refrigeration, spray vaccine could curb diseases in remote areas
A new kind of single-dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn't require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape -- get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Researchers presented the latest design and testing of these 'nanovaccines' at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 17-Mar-2014
Journal of Biological Chemistry
New therapeutic target identified for acute lung injury
A bacterial infection can throw off the equilibrium between two key proteins in the lungs and put patients at risk for a highly lethal acute lung injury, researchers report.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2014
School sick days could be reduced with safe drinking water
Providing free drinking water in schools could be key to helping people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty according to research from the University of East Anglia. New research shows that schools providing clean water report fewer children off sick. It is the first study to investigate whether providing drinking water in schools can reduce absenteeism.

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Innovative solar-powered toilet developed by CU-Boulder ready for India unveiling
A revolutionary University of Colorado Boulder toilet fueled by the sun that is being developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people around the world lacking safe and sustainable sanitation will be unveiled in India this month.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Karl Linden
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Second largest research award at Notre Dame fights malaria and dengue fever
Notre Dame biologists Nicole Achee and Neil Lobo are leaders of an international $23 million research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their five-year project will generate the data required to show the effectiveness of a new paradigm in mosquito control -- spatial repellency -- for the prevention of two important mosquito-borne diseases: malaria and dengue fever.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: william gilroy
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
Novel vaccine trial design aims to answer key TB questions
Aeras today announced the initiation of the first randomized, controlled tuberculosis vaccine trial designed to study prevention of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection by vaccination.

Contact: Annmarie Leadman

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Eye health experts come together to boost fight against avoidable blindness
On Commonwealth Day, a new £7.1 million grant has established the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium. Coordinated by the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Consortium will pursue vital research into conditions such as diabetic retinopathy which leave millions without sight, and will build capacity across the Commonwealth to tackle avoidable blindness and provide quality care to those affected or at risk.
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

Contact: Katie Steels
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
Education 'protects' poor women from fattening effects of rising wealth
Obesity levels among women in low- and middle-income countries tend to rise in line with wealth as they purchase more energy-dense foods, but a new UCL study suggests that more educated consumers make better food choices that mitigate this effect. The study showed that in middle-income countries, obesity levels among women with secondary or higher education are 14-19 percent lower than less-educated women of similar wealth.

Contact: Harry Dayantis
University College London

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations
Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year.

Contact: Jim Erickson
University of Michigan

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
PLOS Pathogens
Drug protects mice against malaria brain damage, raises levels of BDNF in humans
Cerebral malaria is a serious complication of infection with the malaria parasite, affecting approximately one in a thousand children in areas where malaria is common. Many of the patients die, and among those who survive, about a third have lasting cognitive and neurological disabilities, including epilepsy and learning disorders. A study published on March 6 in PLOS Pathogens shows that a known drug can prevent brain damage in a cerebral malaria mouse model and eliminate subsequent neurological deficits.

Contact: Lena Serghides

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