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Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
International collaboration essential in fight against rabies, new study finds
A new study, published today in the journal PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases has given new insights into the spread of rabies in the Middle East, showing that the deadly disease regularly moves between countries in the region.

Contact: Peter La
p.la@surrey.ac.uk
0044-148-368-9191
University of Surrey

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Science
Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates
An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. The vaccine, described today in the journal Science, was developed by a group led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a University of Wisconsin-Madison expert on avian influenza, Ebola and other viruses of medical importance.
National Institutes of Health, Japanese Health and Labour Sciences Research Grants

Contact: Yoshihiro Kawaoka
kawaokay@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Report: Budget cuts undermine global health innovations protecting against threats like Ebola
As the world looks to American innovation to fight Ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, and a host of other health threats, a new report released today on Capitol Hill warns budget battles in Washington are eroding preparedness at home and abroad at a time when scientific advances are poised to deliver new lifesaving drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.

Contact: Katy Lenard
klenard@burness.com
301-280-5719
Burness Communications

Public Release: 25-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Ebola more deadly for young children
Ebola progresses more quickly and is more likely to be fatal for children under five, according to new research.
Medical Research Council, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute for Health Research, Wellcome Trust, EU PREDEMICS, Fogarty International Center

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-2198
Imperial College London

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Good bone, bad bone
Until now, doctors have been able to measure bone loss -- a process that happens slowly, over time -- but haven't had the means for gauging actual bone strength.

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

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
PLOS Genetics
Genetic discovery may offer new avenue of attack against schistosomiasis
Researchers have discovered a group of genes in one species of snail that provide a natural resistance to the flatworm parasite that causes schistosomiasis, and opens the door to possible new drugs or ways to break the transmission cycle of this debilitating disease. It's been called a neglected global pandemic.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Blouin
blouinm@science.oregonstate.edu
541-737-2362
Oregon State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Quarantine yes/no?
The decision to quarantine individuals or groups during epidemics is not an exact science and is open to various interpretations. Providing guiding principles, the authors suggest the need to balance public safety with human rights.

Contact: Alice O'Donnell
dmphpjournal@gmail.com
240-833-4429
Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
Lancet Haematology
NIH researchers identify red blood cell traits associated with malaria risk in children
NIAID researchers have found that certain red blood cell traits in children can increase or decrease their risk for malaria.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Emily Mullin
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
PLOS ONE
Report reveals alarming lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities
The World Health Organization and UNICEF have commissioned the first comprehensive, multi-country analysis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in health care facilities, calling for global action to push toward 100 percent coverage of these services through new policies, collaboration, monitoring and training.
World Health Organization, UNICEF

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Blood thinning drug helps in understanding a natural HIV barrier
A blood thinning agent is helping researchers at the University of East Anglia understand more about the body's natural barriers to HIV. New research published today reveals how the protein langerin, which is present in genital mucous and acts as a natural HIV barrier during the first stages of contamination, interacts with the drug heparin.

Contact: Lisa Horton
l.horton@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-92764
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Science Advances
Cattle-killer: Two parasites are better than one
An international team of scientists has quantified, for the first time, how co-infection by parasites significantly reduces the severity of the African cattle-killing disease East Coast fever.
Wellcome Trust

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

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
International Journal of Infectious Diseases marks World TB Day with publication of special issue
To mark World TB Day, March 24, 2015, the International Journal of Infectious Diseases is publishing a Special Issue that will help raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis and present a collection of articles by some of the world's most noted researchers and clinicians. The articles present recent successes and future challenges in the quest to eliminate TB from the planet.

Contact: Rosanna Diogini
hmsmedia@elsevier.com
44-207-424-4928
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Varied immunity by age 5 in children vaccinated with serogroup B meningococcus as babies
Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster, according to new research in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
Science Advances
African parasite that spreads poverty by killing cattle tamed by its less lethal cousins
African cattle infected with a lethal parasite that kills one million cows per year are less likely to die when co-infected with the parasite's milder cousin, according to a new study published today in Science Advances. The findings suggest that 'fighting fire with fire' is a strategy that might work against a range of parasitic diseases.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Michelle Geis
mgeis@burness.com
254-711-326-770
Burness Communications

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Case Western Reserve global health expert urges action to eradicate yaws, tropical disease
Half a century ago, a concentrated global effort nearly wiped a disfiguring tropical disease from the face of the earth. Now, says Case Western Reserve's James W. Kazura, M.D., it's time to complete the work. In a perspective column in the Feb.19 New England Journal of Medicine, Kazura responded to a research article that demonstrated positive results from a single oral dose of azithromycin.

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
jeannette.spalding@case.edu
216-368-3004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Life-saving treatments learned from war being missed
Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet healthcare systems in many countries are missing out on life-saving treatments learned on the battlefield, according to a review by King's College London and published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Contact: Hannah Bransden
hannah.bransden@kcl.ac.uk
020-784-83840
King's College London

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Malaria Journal
'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs
Malaria control efforts boosted by discovery in 'magical mud.'

Contact: Katie Steels
press@lshtm.ac.uk
44-020-792-72802
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
New tobacco atlas details scale, harms of tobacco epidemic
The fifth edition of the Cancer Atlas graphically details the scale of the tobacco epidemic; the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress being made in tobacco control; and the latest products and tactics being used by the industry to protect its profits and delay and derail tobacco control
American Cancer Society, World Lung Foundation

Contact: Raul Duany
raul.duany@cancer.org
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
PLOS ONE
Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption: ANU media release
Researchers have linked antibiotic resistance with poor governance and corruption around the world.

Contact: Peter Collignon
collignon.peter@gmail.com
61-410-669-711
Australian National University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
MSU doctors' discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments
In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University's Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease. Taylor and her research team found that the brain becomes so swollen it is forced out through the bottom of the skull and compresses the brain stem. This pressure causes the children to stop breathing and die.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Ward
kim.ward@cabs.msu.edu
517-432-0117
Michigan State University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
MSU doctors' discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments
In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University's Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Scott Willyerd
Scott@dickjones.com
724-260-0198
Dick Jones Communications

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Global Health: Science and Practice
Female health workers increased use of health services in hard-to-reach rural area
Female community health extension workers deployed to a remote rural community in northern Nigeria led to major and sustained increases in service utilization, including antenatal care and facility-based deliveries. The research also showed that providing a rural residence allowance in addition to a standard salary helped recruit and retain female workers. Other key components were posting workers in pairs, ensuring supplies and transportation means for home visits, and allowing workers to perform deliveries.
Department for International Development, Norwegian Government, Health Partners International, Save the Children, GRID Consulting

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
PLOS Medicine
New model finds HIV acute phase infectivity may be lower than previously estimated
Previous calculations may have overestimated the importance of HIV transmission from recently infected individuals ('acute phase infectivity') in driving HIV epidemics, according to an article published by Steve Bellan of the University of Texas at Austin, and colleagues in this week's PLOS Medicine.
J.S. McDonnell Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Maya Sandler
medicinepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
The Lancet
Lancet: Phase 2b trial results of novel TB regimen show potential to shorten treatment
A new tuberculosis (TB) drug regimen designed to improve options for TB therapy eliminated more bacteria from sputum than standard therapy and did so at a faster rate, according to data from a phase 2b clinical trial published today in The Lancet. These results are published just as the global phase 3 clinical trial, designed to bring this regimen through the last stage of testing, has begun.

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Journal of Patient Safety
Label design may affect risk of medication errors in OR, reports Journal of Patient Safety
Special redesigned labels for intravenous medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room, reports a study in the March issue of the Journal of Patient Safety. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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

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