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Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
New study finds nearly 6 million more dengue cases in India than official annual tally
The annual number of dengue fever cases in India is 282 times higher than officially reported, and the disease inflicts an economic burden on the country of at least US$1.11 billion each year in medical and other expenses, according to a new study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Contact: Bridget DeSimone
bdesimone@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5735
Burness Communications

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Inaugural Harry Winston Fellows announced
Harry Winston, Inc. and the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute have named the first three recipients of the inaugural Harry Winston Fellowships.
Harry Winston, Inc.

Contact: Amy Albin
aalbin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-8672
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
Montefiore & Einstein investigators present research at 2014 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Investigators at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will present their latest research on neonatal lung disease, reducing wrong-patient errors in the NICU, hormonal contraception and more at the AAP Experience, the National Conference & Exhibition of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP Experience will take place Oct. 11-14 in San Diego, California.

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Health Affairs
Think and act alobally: Health Affairs' September issue
The September issue of Health Affairs emphasizes lessons learned from developing and industrialized nations collectively seeking the elusive goals of better care, with lower costs and higher quality. A number of studies analyze key global trends including patient engagement and integrated care, while others examine US-based policy changes and their applicability overseas.

Contact: Sue Ducat
sducat@projecthope.org
301-841-9962
Health Affairs

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Journal of Mathematical Biology
New theorem determines the age distribution of populations from fruit flies to humans
The initial motivation was to estimate the age structure of a fruit fly population, the result a fundamental theorem that can help determine the age distribution of essentially any group. This emerging theorem on stationary populations shows that you can determine the age distribution of a population by looking at how long they still have to live.

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
21st LEAP Meeting - Ethiopia
Treatments for HIV-visceral leishmaniasis co-infected patients
The international research and development consortium, AfriCoLeish, formed by six research organizations from East Africa and Europe, has launched a Phase III clinical study to address the extreme difficulty in treating visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in patients who also are HIV-positive. The study will assess the efficacy and the safety of two treatments: a combination treatment of AmBisome and miltefosine, and AmBisome alone. This is the first randomized clinical trial in Africa to confirm the World Health Organization's recommendation for HIV-VL treatment.

Contact: Violaine Dällenbach
vdallenbach@dndi.org
41-794-241-474
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Blackflies may be responsible for spreading nodding syndrome
Despite decades of research, scientists have yet to pinpoint the exact cause of nodding syndrome, a disabling disease affecting African children. A new report suggests that blackflies infected with the parasite Onchocerca volvulus may be capable of passing on a secondary pathogen that is to blame for the spread of the disease. New research is presented in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Contact: Fiona Macnab
hmsmedia@elsevier.com
44-207-424-4259
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Making old lungs look young again
New research shows that the lungs become more inflammatory with age and that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. Immune cells from old mouse lungs fought tuberculosis bacteria as effectively as cells from young mice after lung inflammation was reduced by ibuprofen.
American Federation for Aging Research, Ohio State University

Contact: Joanne Turner
Joanne.Turner@osumc.edu
614-292-6724
Ohio State University

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
The Lancet
Child mortality falls worldwide, but not fast enough, study finds
Despite advances, millions of children worldwide still die before their fifth birthday, with complications from preterm birth and pneumonia together killing nearly 2 million young children in 2013, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhu.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
21st LEAP Meeting - Ethiopia
Results of large-scale roll out of combination treatment for kala-azar in Eastern Africa
Results of a pharmacovigilance -- or large-scale treatment safety and efficacy monitoring -- plan, carried out by Doctors Without Borders, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, and national partners in Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, and Ethiopia, were presented today to key decision makers in order to boost patient access to treatment of kala-azar with the combination of sodium stibogluconate and paromomycin in the region.

Contact: Violaine Dallenbach
vdallenbach@dndi.org
41-794-241-474
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Health Policy and Planning
How to protect health workers in conflicts and crisis
Recruiting health workers with high levels of internal motivation is critical for work in difficult conditions, where their personal security and health might be compromised, according to new research published today in Health Policy and Planning.

Contact: Mandip Aujla
mandip.aujla@lshtm.ac.uk
44-781-234-9574
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Developing countries should enroll medical and nursing students from rural areas
The severity of health workforce shortages in developing countries is a major barrier to global health advances. From 2011 to 2012, Silvestri and collaborators surveyed first- and final-year medical and nursing students at 16 leading government-run medical and nursing schools in eight countries. The study, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today, provides new evidence supporting WHO recommendations on recruiting and retaining health workers in rural areas.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Medical Scholars Program

Contact: Fiona Fleck
fleckf@who.int
41-227-911-897
Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
International Joint Conference on Biometrics
Scanning babies' fingerprints could save lives
Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Anil Jain, Michigan State University professor, is developing a fingerprint-based recognition method to track vaccination schedules for infants and toddlers, which will increase immunization coverage and save lives.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Kim Ward
kim.ward@cabs.msu.edu
Michigan State University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Tropical disease prevalence in Latin America presents opportunity for US
Recently published prevalence estimates of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in five Latin American countries -- Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela -- could suggest a new direction for United States foreign policy in the region, according to a tropical-disease expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Lancet Global Health
Experts at LSTM use modelling approach to assess the effectiveness TB diagnostics
Experts at LSTM have used a novel modelling approach to project the effects of new diagnostic methods and algorithms for the diagnosis of tuberculosis recently endorsed by the World Health Organization, looking at the patient, health system and population perspective in Tanzania.

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
44-015-170-53135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation joins consortium of partners for USAID-funded research
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation today announced that it will join the Population Council and a prestigious consortium of leading HIV research organizations as part of a five-year project funded by the US Agency for International Development. The Supporting Operational AIDS Research project aims to conduct operational HIV and AIDS research, promote utilization and dissemination of data, and build the capacity of local organizations to conduct operational research
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Johanna Harvey
jharvey@pedaids.org
202-280-1657
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Science
Agonizing rabies deaths can be stopped worldwide
In the current issue of Science magazine, an international team of researchers led by the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University report that ridding the world of rabies in humans is cost-effective and achievable through mass dog vaccination programs.
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Lincoln Park Zoological Society, MSD Animal Health, Tusk Trust

Contact: Guy Palmer, Ph.D
gpalmer@wsu.edu
509-432-3385
Washington State University

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Project aims to turn mobile phones into detectors of disease-spreading insects
The Virtual Vector Project already has built an ingenious prototype to recognize species of triatomine bugs that spread Chagas disease, endemic in much of rural Mexico, Central America and South America.
University of Kansas Office of the Provost

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Royal Society Open Science
Enzyme discovery paves way to tackling deadly parasite diseases
An enzyme found in all living things could hold the key to combating deadly diseases such as sleeping sickness, a study suggests.
Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Scottish University Life Sciences Alliance and Biotechnology, Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4401
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Celgene Global Health and DNDi expand collaboration
Celgene Global Health, a division of Celgene Corporation, and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) strengthen their collaboration with a four-year Research Collaboration Agreement to identify and optimize new drug candidates for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Celgene will provide DNDi with new data and resources to accelerate clinical development of new treatments for patients with NTDs.

Contact: Violaine Dällenbach
vdallenbach@dndi.org
41-794-241-474
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
BMJ Open
Eating five a day may keep the blues away
Fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health, new research suggests.

Contact: Kelly Parkes-Harrison
k.e.parkes@warwick.ac.uk
0247-615-0868
University of Warwick

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
PLOS Medicine
Mefloquine fails to replace SP for malaria prevention during pregnancy
In this issue of PLOS Medicine, Clara Menendez from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain, and colleagues report results from two large randomized controlled trials conducted in Africa to test an alternative drug for malaria prevention in HIV-negative and HIV-positive pregnant women.
European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partners, Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Institut de Recherche pour le De´veloppement

Contact: Maya Sandler
medicinepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
PeerJ
Researchers develop new DNA sequencing method to diagnose tuberculosis
Researchers working in the UK and The Gambia, have developed a new approach to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) that relies on direct sequencing of DNA extracted from sputum -- a technique called metagenomics -- to detect and characterize the bacteria that cause TB without the need for time-consuming culture of bacteria in the laboratory.

Contact: Kelly Parkes-Harrison
K.E.Parkes-Harrison@warwick.ac.uk
44-024-761-50868
PeerJ

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Canada funds 22 innovative projects to help save 'Every Woman, Every Child'
Grand Challenges Canada announces 22 grants to innovators in Canada and the developing world to address maternal, newborn and child health. MNCH, a centerpiece of Canada's international assistance efforts, will be the focus of events and talks throughout this month's UN General Assembly in New York.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Terry Collins Assoc

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
PLOS Currents: Outbreaks
Research predicts possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month
Arizona State University and Harvard University researchers also discovered through modelling analysis that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in Liberia and Guinea, around the time that a mass quarantine was put in place, indicating that the mass quarantine efforts may have made the outbreak worse than it would have been otherwise.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Julie Newberg
julie.newberg@asu.edu
480-727-3116
Arizona State University

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