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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Breakthrough in managing yellow fever disease
Yellow fever is a disease that can result in symptoms ranging from fever to severe liver damage. Found in South America and sub-Saharan Africa, each year the disease results in 200,000 new cases and kills 30,000 people. About 900 million people are at risk of contracting the disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lauren Bullen

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
PLOS Pathogens
An Ebola virus protein can cause massive inflammation and leaky blood vessels
Ebola GP protein covers the virus' surface and is shed from infected cells during infection. A study published on Nov. 20 in PLOS Pathogens reports that shed GP can trigger massive dysregulation of the immune response and affect the permeability of blood vessels

Contact: Viktor Volchkov

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Successful outcome prompts early end to sickle cell anemia clinical trial
Conclusive data show that hydroxyurea therapy offers safe and effective disease management of sickle cell anemia and reduces the risk of stroke, prompting early termination by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of a key clinical trial studying the drug's efficacy. NHLBI officials issued the announcement today, about one year before the study was originally scheduled to end.

Contact: Nick Miller
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Monitoring Ebola cases in real-time
The current Ebola epidemic has shown how quickly a virus outbreak can turn into a global health crisis. To support of the fight against this epidemic, the German Center for Infection Research initiated the 'EBOKON' consortium, which aims to promote Ebola research and close gaps in our knowledge as quickly as possible. EBOKON is funded with 2.3 million Euros by the German Ministry of Education and Research and runs until the end of 2015.

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
American Journal of Roentgenology
New protocol for imaging patients with Ebola
A new protocol is facilitating safer portable computed radiography of patients with Ebola.

Contact: Lissa D. Hurwitz
American Roentgen Ray Society

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Genome Biology
Ebola surveillance may become quicker and cheaper
A new method for examining the Ebola virus genome could make surveillance quicker and cheaper for West African nations, and help detect new forms of the virus. The detailed procedure is being shared with the research community along with the study paper, which is freely available in the open-access journal Genome Biology.

Contact: Joel Winston
BioMed Central

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
US radiology departments prepare for Ebola
Radiologists from the National Institutes of Health and Emory University School of Medicine have issued a special report on radiology preparedness for handling cases of Ebola virus. The report, outlining their protocols and recommendations, is published in the online edition of the journal Radiology.

Contact: Linda Brooks
Radiological Society of North America

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Pharmaceutical industry improves access to medicine for the poor, but progress uneven
The world's leading pharmaceutical companies are doing more to improve access to medicine in developing countries, with a raft of new initiatives, scale-ups and innovations over the last two years. However, the industry struggles to perform well in some practices that matter, according to the 2014 Access to Medicine Index.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UK Department for International Development

Contact: Suzanne Wolf
Access to Medicine Foundation

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scripps Research Institute scientists reveal weak spots in Ebola's defenses
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified weak spots on the surface of Ebola virus that are targeted by the antibodies in ZMapp, the experimental drug cocktail administered to several patients during the recent Ebola outbreak.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Science Foundation, Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation, Burroughs Welcome Fund

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2014
American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting & Exposition
Creating trust in the time of Ebola
One of the key reasons the Ebola outbreak got out of control in West Africa in the early days of the crisis was a lack of trust among community members, frontline health workers and the broader health system, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 16-Nov-2014
Preterm birth now leading global killer of young children
For the first time in history, the complications of preterm birth outrank all other causes as the world's number one killer of young children. Of the estimated 6.3 million deaths of children under the age of five in 2013, complications from preterm births accounted for nearly 1.1 million deaths, according to new findings published in The Lancet by a research team including Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the World Health Organization and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Contact: Marshall Hoffman
Hoffman & Hoffman Worldwide

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Study predicts likely Ebola cases entering UK and US through airport screening
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that screening for Ebola at airports could be an effective method for preventing the spread of the disease into the UK and US, but due to the long incubation period of the virus, screening won't detect all cases.

Contact: Samantha Martin
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 14-Nov-2014
Journal of the International AIDS Society
HIV risks high in Mexico City's male sex trade
The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and risky behavior are high among Mexico City's male sex workers, a new study reports. Among the findings is that sex workers can make 34.5 percent more money for forgoing condoms. The researchers hope to counteract that incentive with one of their own.
National Institutes of Health, Mexican National Center for HIV/AIDS Control and Prevention, Brown University

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Scientists unlock crucial mechanism driving colliding epidemics of smoking and TB
TB is an infectious disease that kills 1.5 million people each year and smoking is the biggest driver of the global TB epidemic. Medical scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital in Ireland have unlocked the mechanism underlying the connection between smoking and Tuberculosis. This discovery will considerably strengthen anti-smoking efforts to control TB and uncovers new therapy and vaccine options for TB.
The Health Research Board Ireland, The Royal City of Dublin Hospital Trust

Contact: Yolanda Kennedy
Trinity College Dublin

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Vietnam's health care system, explained by its Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien
Vietnam's Minister of Health, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, was interviewed for Health Affairs by Tsung-Mei Cheng, a health policy research analyst at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Topics included an overview of the unique characteristics of Vietnam's health system; strengths and weaknesses; health financing reform aimed at reaching the goal of universal health coverage; prevention and control of infectious diseases; and Vietnam's performance in achieving Millennium Development Goals.

Contact: Sue Ducat
Health Affairs

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Protein Science
New drug targets may lead to effective Ebola treatments
There are no approved treatments or preventatives against Ebola virus disease, but investigators have now designed peptides that mimic the virus' N-trimer, a highly conserved region of a protein that's used to gain entry inside cells.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ebola a stark reminder of link between health of humans, animals, environment
For many, global public health seems like an abstract and distant problem -- until the Ebola virus is diagnosed among people in our midst.

Contact: Lauren Bullen

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ebola a stark reminder of link between health of humans, animals, environment
Though no one would call the Ebola pandemic a good thing, it has presented an opportunity for scientists to alert the public about the dire need to halt the spread of infectious diseases, especially in developing and densely populated areas of the world.

Contact: Wondwossen Gebreyes
Ohio State University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Harnessing the digital sharing revolution to drive global health research
The Global Health Network's suite of innovative free research tools can help tropical medicine researchers to collaborate, as reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases article, 'Strengthening Neglected Tropical Disease Research through Enhancing Research-Site Capacity: An Evaluation of a Novel Web Application to Facilitate Research Collaborations,' Furtado et al 2014, in an evaluation of one of the Network's newest tools, SiteFinder.

Contact: Lauren Bullen

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
PLOS Pathogens
Without security, there can be no health care
Beyond deaths, injuries, and displacements, the ongoing Syrian war is causing growing infectious disease epidemics. A short review published on Nov. 13 in PLOS Pathogens reports on some of the epidemics spreading among vulnerable populations in Syria and neighboring countries.

Contact: Souha Kanj, M.D., FACP, FIDSA

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
PLOS Computational Biology
Forecasting diseases using Wikipedia
Analyzing page views of Wikipedia articles could make it possible to monitor and forecast diseases around the globe, according to research publishing this week in PLOS Computational Biology.

Contact: Dr. Sara Del Valle

Public Release: 13-Nov-2014
Researchers develop novel method to prevent, cure rotavirus infection
Activation of the innate immune system with the bacterial protein flagellin could prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is among the most common causes of severe diarrhea, says a Georgia State University research team that described the method as a novel means to prevent and treat viral infection.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Global Heart
Experts address challenges of delivering critical care in resource-poor countries
Critical care is defined by life-threatening conditions, which require close evaluation, monitoring, and treatment by appropriately trained health professionals. Cardiovascular care bears these same requirements. In fact, cardiovascular disease will soon surpass even HIV as the leading cause of mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the latest issue of Global Heart, researchers discuss the challenges of delivering critical care in resource-limited countries.

Contact: Eileen Leahy
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
Genetic tweak gave yellow fever mosquitoes a nose for human odor
One of the world's deadliest mosquitoes sustains its taste for human blood thanks in part to a genetic tweak that makes it more sensitive to human odor, according to new research.

Contact: Morgan Kelly, Princeton Office of Communications
Princeton University

Public Release: 12-Nov-2014
BMC awarded $21 million NIH grant to investigate tuberculosis, improve treatment
Boston Medical Center has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate why Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection affects individuals so differently.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
Boston University Medical Center

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