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Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Analytical Chemistry
New technique uses electrical conductivity to measure blood in dry blood spot analysis
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated that electrical conductivity can be an effective means to precisely measure the amount of blood present in dry blood spot analysis, providing a new alternative to the current preferred approach of measuring sodium levels.
National Science Foundation, ThermoFisher/Dionex, CDC Foundation, The Hamish Small Chair Endowment

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Canada home to the first clinical study for a Zika vaccine
Université Laval's Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDRC) and Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CHU) are proud to announce that the first clinical study for a Zika vaccine in Canada is set to begin in Quebec City.

Contact: Andrée-Anne Stewart
andree-anne.stewart@dc.ulaval.ca
41-865-603-952
Université Laval

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Current Vascular Pharmacology
Virgin olive oil and hypertension
Oleic acid plus a constellation of minor constituents as a natural antihypertensive.

Contact: Madiha Hussain
madiha@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction
Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
21st International AIDS Conference
IPM's dapivirine ring may offer significant HIV protection when used consistently
New data analyses announced at the AIDS 2016 conference today provide additional evidence suggesting that the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring developed by the nonprofit International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) provides significant protection against HIV infection in women when used consistently. The new data were released as two open-label studies of the ring begin and as IPM pursues regulatory approvals for the product for its use in developing countries.

Contact: Leonard Solai
lsolai@IPMglobal.org
27-846-606-776
International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
21st International AIDS Conference
New evidence on why young women in South Africa are at high risk of HIV infection
Evidence by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa consortium of South African and North American researchers will be presented on July 18 at the International AIDS 2016 Conference in Durban, shedding new light on why young women in South Africa have high rates of HIV infection. Dr. Salim Abdool Karim, professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and director of CAPRISA, led the research team.
PEPFAR, US Agency for International Development, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
UNU / UNDP Forum on Advancing Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Heatwaves, typhoons, floods, landslides: Researchers detail rising health risks of disasters
The rising price -- in both money and health -- of extreme weather events amid rapid urbanization, and the corresponding value of applying science and technology to reduce the risks, is underscored in six research papers formally launched at a UN event today. The papers include a warning about productivity loss due to heat stress: in South-East Asia alone as much as 15 to 20 percent of annual work hours may already be lost in heat-exposed jobs, a figure that may double by 2030.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
International team describes step-by-step progress in battling toxoplasmosis
In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from toxoplasmosis.
NIH, Mann Cornwell Familiy, Engel family, Taking out Toxo, Rooney family, Morel family, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Media access line
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-702-0025
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
The Lancet
Global study shows stroke largely preventable
Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide led by McMaster University researchers and published in The Lancet. This should influence the development of strategies for stroke reduction, the researchers say.
Canadian Institutes ofHealth Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, CanadianStroke Network, Swedish Research Council, Swedish Heart and LungFoundation

Contact: Susan Emigh
emighs@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140 x22555
McMaster University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
The Lancet
Global experts call on UN to mobilize a global action plan to widen access to antibiotics
Today some of the world's experts on antibiotic resistance called on the UN to act to reduce the growing number of deaths due to limited access to effective antibiotics. Writing in the Lancet, they call on those attending the upcoming High-Level Meeting of Heads of State in September in NYC to use the opportunity to create and implement a four-part global action plan.

Contact: Ellyse Stauffer
communications@CDDEP.org
202-328-5152
Burness

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
eLife
Over 20 countries environmentally suitable for Ebola transmission by bats
Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries have experienced cases of Ebola, leaving the remaining 16 countries potentially unaware of regions of suitability, and therefore underprepared for future outbreaks. A new study reports these findings and more in the journal eLife.

Contact: Kayla Albrecht
albrek7@uw.edu
503-206-897-3792
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Lipidomics research on course for transformation with new funding
Our understanding of the role of lipids in the development of diseases such as heart disease and dementia is about to get a boost as a UK-led consortium receives a £1.3 million grant to host the world's largest curated lipid database and associated resources.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Julia Short
ShortJ4@cardiff.ac.uk
44-029-208-75596
Cardiff University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Journal of Pediatrics
Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on
For the first time, researchers have found that preschoolers who go to bed later -- even if just by an hour -- have a higher chance of becoming obese teens.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Drew Schaar
drew@mediasourcetv.com
614-932-9950
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Artificial intelligence reveals undiscovered bat carriers of Ebola and other filoviruses
Barbara Han, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the paper's lead author, comments, 'Using machine learning methods developed for artificial intelligence, we were able to bring together data from ecology, biogeography, and public health to identify bat species with a high probability of harboring Ebola and other filoviruses. Understanding which species carry these viruses, and where they are located, is essential to preventing future spillovers.'

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

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Science
New control strategies needed for Zika and other unexpected mosquito-borne outbreaks
A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks -- most recently the Zika virus, which has swept through parts of the Americas -- have highlighted the need to better understand the development and spread of little-known diseases and for new strategies to control them, a new review by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests.

Contact: Barbara Benham
bbenham1@jhu.edu
410-614-6029
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
GW chosen to help lead national effort to find a cure for HIV/AIDS
Researchers from the George Washington University have received a $28 million, five-year Martin Delaney Collaboratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to apply immunotherapy advances in order to create a novel HIV cure strategy.
National Institutes for Health

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-270-4841
George Washington University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Remote-controlled implantable device delivers HIV prevention drug
A Houston Methodist research team received a nearly $4 million grant to test a transcutaneously refillable implant that administers pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs to subjects at risk of HIV-exposure.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Gale Smith
gsmith@houstonmethodist.org
281-627-0439
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Scientists work to stop fat cells from becoming large, dysfunctional on a high-fat diet
A high-fat diet makes your fat cells larger, inflamed and dysfunctional, putting you at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@augusta.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
Progress towards protection from highly lethal Ebola, Marburg viruses
Ebola and Marburg filovirus disease outbreaks have typically occurred as isolated events, confined to central Africa. However, the recent Ebola epidemic spread to several African countries, and caused 11,000 deaths. That epidemic underscored the need to develop vaccines and therapeutics that could be used to fight future disease outbreaks. Now new research suggests that antibodies to filoviruses from individuals who have survived these diseases may offer protection -- not only against the particular filovirus that infected an individual, but against other filoviruses, as well.

Contact: Aleea Khan
communications@asmusa.org
202-942-9365
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 11-Jul-2016
How do you turn a mosquito's genes on and off?
Scientists are using machine learning to identify important sequences of DNA within the mosquito genome that regulate how the insect's cells develop and behave. The research project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, could have implications for disease control, potentially facilitating efforts to use genetic engineering to control mosquito populations, or to create mosquitoes that have reduced ability to transmit maladies, such as malaria, to humans.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 11-Jul-2016
Journal of Insect Science
New insect imaging technique may help victims of sleeping sickness
Researchers have employed near infrared still photographs and time-lapse video to observe the pupa of the living tsetse fly. The imaging technique may allow lab workers to identify male and female tsetse flies before they emerge as adults, which could make it easier to control them by using the Sterile Insect Technique.

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
American Journal of Primatology
Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas and monkeys
Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists from UC Davis studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.
William J. Fulbright Fellowship, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Tierra Smiley Evans
tsmevans@ucdavis.edu
916-952-0275
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Rapid TB test accuracy in West Africa compromised by mycobacterium diversity
A study led by the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia and the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases now suggests that in West Africa tests to identify Mtbc in culture miss a substantial fraction of cases, with dire consequences for the patients and for TB control efforts.
European Research Council

Contact: PLOS NTDs
plosntds@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
PLOS Pathogens
How fungi stage a deadly under-water attack on Aedes mosquito larvae
Insect pathogenic fungi can grow in liquid suspensions and on solid substrates, and their spores can attack and kill mosquitoes in aquatic or terrestrial environments. A study published on July 7th in PLOS Pathogens demonstrates that the fungal attack of aquatic Aedes larvae is a particular rapid and effective way of mosquito control.

Contact: Tariq Butt
t.butt@swansea.ac.uk
PLOS

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
Researchers begin promising malaria vaccine trial in Burkina Faso
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases: it infects hundreds of millions of people every year, and kills about half a million, most of them under 5 years of age. There is no vaccine. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are testing a malaria vaccine that has shown success in early tests.

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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