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Public Release: 18-May-2015
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care
A team led by researchers from UC San Francisco, Organic Health Response, and Microclinic International is reporting results of a study that showed significant benefits of microclinics -- an innovative intervention that mobilized rural Kenyan HIV patients' informal social networks to support their staying in care.
Tides Foundation, Craigslist Foundation, Mulago Foundation, Rise Up Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Segal Family Foundation, NIH/National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and others

Contact: Jeff Sheehy
jeff.sheehy@ucsf.edu
415-845-1132
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Forecasting future infectious disease outbreaks
Machine learning can pinpoint rodent species that harbor diseases and geographic hotspots vulnerable to new parasites and pathogens. So reports a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Barbara A. Han, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Lori Quillen
quillenl@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600 x121
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Research4Life HINARI wins MLA's 2015 Darling Medal (Outstanding Health Science Collection)
The Medical Library Association and Research4Life partnership announced today that the HINARI program has received the MLA's 2015 Louise Darling Medal for Collection Development in the Health Sciences.

Contact: Natalia Rodriguez
communications@research4Life.org
Elsevier

Public Release: 18-May-2015
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care
The results showed that microclinics cut in half the normal rate of disengagement from care, which was defined as missing a clinic appointment by 90 days or more, when compared to the control group, and reduced the perceived stigma of HIV by 25 percent within the larger community.
Tides Foundation, Craigslist Foundation, Mulago Foundation, Rise Up Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Segal Family Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and others

Contact: Jeff Sheehy
jeff.sheehy@ucsf.edu
415-845-1132
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 15-May-2015
60th Society of the Central American Cooperative Program for the Improvement of Crops and Animals
New mobile app extends outreach of SAWBO educational videos
Scientific Animations without Borders created an Android app, enabling outreach workers in developing countries to download and share animated educational videos about topics in health and agriculture.

Contact: Sharita Forrest
slforres@illinois.edu
217-244-1072
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Genomics laboratory capability in Liberia supports Ebola virus outbreak response
Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing their work was recently published ahead of print in the online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Global Biosurveillance Technology Initiative, US Agency for International Development, Illumina

Contact: Caree Vander Linden
teresa.l.vanderlinden.civ@mail.mil
301-619-2285
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 14-May-2015
American Journal of Transplantation
Study investigates the quality of organs from potential donors with HIV
In 2013, the United States government passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which allows research to be conducted on the safety of organ donation from deceased donors with HIV to recipients with HIV.

Contact: Evelyn Martinez
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Wiley

Public Release: 14-May-2015
Science
Anti-poverty strategy offers sustained benefit for ultra-poor, says study in Science
A new six-country study shows a comprehensive approach for the ultra-poor, the approximately one billion people who live on less than $1.25 a day, boosted livelihoods, income, and health. Published in Science, the research tested the effectiveness of an approach known as the 'Graduation model' in six countries by following 21,000 of the world's poorest people for three years. The data show this approach led to large and lasting impacts on their standard of living.

Contact: Jeff Mosenkis
jmosenkis@poverty-action.org
203-672-9552
Innovations for Poverty Action

Public Release: 14-May-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Bacteria contribute to immune suppression in skin after repeated schistosome exposure
Our two square meters of skin act as a defensive barrier against environmental pathogens but is also covered by beneficial commensal bacteria. A study published on May 14th in PLOS Pathogens explores this delicate balance and reports that when schistosome parasites repeatedly penetrate the skin they are cloaked in skin bacteria, leading to a tightly controlled and limited immune response, due in part to this cloaking mechanism.

Contact: Adrian Mountford
adrian.mountford@york.ac.uk
44-190-432-8595
PLOS

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
Cybersecurity and the artificial pancreas -- what are the risks?
An artificial pancreas, designed for blood glucose control in diabetes, is controlled by software that runs on mobile computing platforms such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and operates over wireless networks under local or remote medical supervision.

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

Public Release: 13-May-2015
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
New test could identify resistant tuberculosis faster
The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a UCL-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat disease, control transmission of this infection, and monitor outbreaks.
European Union's Seventh Framework Programme

Contact: Harry Dayantis
h.dayantis@ucl.ac.uk
44-203-108-3844
University College London

Public Release: 13-May-2015
TB Alliance launches 'Nix-TB' clinical trial to test new XDR-TB treatment
TB Alliance and its partners announced the start of a clinical trial of a new regimen to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is the first study to test an all-oral drug regimen, comprised of drugs with minimal pre-existing resistance, that has the potential to shorten, simplify, and improve treatment for XDR-TB.

Contact: Preeti Singh
psingh@burness.com
301-280-5722
Burness Communications

Public Release: 12-May-2015
Malaria Journal
Malaria testing yet to reach its potential
In a study published this month in Malaria Journal, researchers from Uppsala University and other institutions present a new model for systematically evaluating new malaria treatment programs in routine conditions across multiple countries.

Contact: Emily White Johansson
emily.johansson@kbh.uu.se
347-558-3981
Uppsala University

Public Release: 12-May-2015
HIV Medicine
Gender difference in vital cell count of HIV patients
Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to similar levels in women, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

Contact: Steven Williams
s.williams@soton.ac.uk
44-238-059-2128
University of Southampton

Public Release: 12-May-2015
PLOS Medicine
Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval
Fixed-dose drug combinations which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India -- despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations -- according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London and published in PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Charli Scouller
c.scouller@qmul.ac.uk
44-770-982-5741
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Nature Medicine
Starved T cells allow hepatitis B to silently infect liver
Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body's immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. The work helps to explain why the immune system cannot control hepatitis B virus infection once it becomes established in the liver, and offers a target for potential curative treatments down the line.
Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Harry Dayantis
h.dayantis@ucl.ac.uk
44-203-108-3844
University College London

Public Release: 11-May-2015
PLOS Medicine
Global health leaders call for global biomedical R&D fund and mechanism
In advance of this month's World Health Assembly and the G7 summit in June, world leaders should consider the establishment of a global biomedical research and development fund and a mechanism to address the dearth in innovation for today's most pressing global health challenges, according to Bernard Pécoul, from the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland, and colleagues in an Essay published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Hugh O' Brien
medicinepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 11-May-2015
PLOS ONE
Humans, livestock in Kenya linked in sickness and in health
After tracking 1,500 households and their livestock in 10 western Kenyan villages for one year, researchers found a strong relationship between the number of illnesses among family members and the number of livestock sicknesses and deaths in the same household.
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

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

Public Release: 11-May-2015
9th International Conference on Typhoid and invasive Non-Typhoidal Salmonelloses
Nature Genetics
Antibiotic-resistant typhoid detected in countries around the world
A landmark genomic study shows antibiotic-resistant typhoid is driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, that has now spread globally. The data describes one of the most comprehensive sets of genome data on a single human infectious agent. H58 clade of Typhi is displacing other typhoid strains, completely transforming the genetic architecture of the disease and creating a previously underappreciated and ongoing epidemic through countries in eastern and southern Africa.

Contact: Mary Clarke
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
01-223-492-368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 10-May-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Damming and damning hemorrhagic diseases
Rift Valley fever virus' proteins imitate human DNA repair factors, say University of Montreal scientists. Using drugs to dam this chemical reaction would condemn the disease's infectiousness.
Canadian Institutes for Health Research, National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
rw.raillantclark@gmail.com
514-566-3813
University of Montreal

Public Release: 7-May-2015
PLOS Pathogens
UTMB researchers devise vaccine that provides long-term protection against Chagas disease
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have successfully tested a vaccine for Chagas disease, which is widespread in Latin America but is beginning to show up in the US -- including the Houston area.
National Institutes of Health, UTMB Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

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

Public Release: 7-May-2015
Science
Malaria parasite's essential doorway into red blood cells illuminated
Researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute have identified a protein on the surface of human red blood cells that serves as an essential entry point for invasion by the malaria parasite.
Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8413
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 7-May-2015
World Health Assembly
The Lancet
How to build a new global health framework
Can a true, robust global health framework be created to help prevent tragedies like Ebola while at the same time allow countries to meet everyday health needs? Georgetown University global health and law experts say it can be done, and in a special issue of The Lancet focusing on global health security, they propose specific priorities to transform a fragmented health system into a 'purposeful, organized' framework with national health systems at its foundation and an empowered World Health Organization at its apex.

Contact: Karen Teber
km463@georgetown.edu
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Public Release: 7-May-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Chagas disease vaccine shows long-term protection in mice
Chagas disease, caused by the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite and transmitted by insects in Latin America is among the most common tropical diseases, and so far without effective vaccine. A study published on May 7 in PLOS Pathogens now shows that a candidate vaccine can induce long-lasting immunity against the parasite in mice.

Contact: Nisha J. Garg
nigarg@utmb.edu
409-747-6865
PLOS

Public Release: 6-May-2015
Show us your BabyFace: Researchers appeal for help from new parents
A new app launched by the University of Nottingham is offering parents of newborn infants the chance to play a crucial role in research that could save the lives of premature babies in the developing world.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham

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