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Portal: Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
ChipCare's handheld analyzer attracts one of Canada's largest-ever healthcare angel investments
An innovative, handheld point-of-care analyzer, developed by ChipCare Corporation, has secured one of the largest ever angel investments in Canada's healthcare sector. Phase II financing has closed, with an investment of CDN $2.05M to support ChipCare's continuing development and commercialization over the next three years.

Contact: Zina Nelku
zina.nelku@grandchallenges.ca
647-627-0195
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Environmental Health Perspectives
Study shows projected climate change in West Africa not likely to worsen malaria situation
MIT study combines a new model of malaria transmission with global forecasts for temperature and rainfall to improve predictions of malaria with climate change.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Denise Brehm
brehm@MIT.EDU
617-253-8069
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013
Simple steps may identify patients that hold onto excess sodium
Getting a second urine sample and blood pressure measure as patients head out of the doctor's office appears an efficient way to identify those whose health may be in jeopardy because their bodies hold onto too much sodium, researchers report.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
PLOS ONE
Research treats the fungus among us with nontoxic medicinal compound
A Kansas State University research team has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people. The team discovered a medicinal herb called Gymnema slyvestre is both nontoxic and blocks the virulence properties of a common fungus called Candida albicans.
Johnson Cancer Research Center

Contact: Govindsamy Vediyappan
gvediyap@k-state.edu
785-532-1529
Kansas State University

Public Release: 12-Sep-2013
Immunity
La Jolla Institute scientist identifies helper cells that trigger potent responses to HIV
A major new finding that will significantly advance efforts to create the world's first antibody-based AIDS vaccine was published today by researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. La Jolla Institute scientist Shane Crotty, Ph.D., a respected vaccine researcher and member of one of the nation's top AIDS vaccine consortiums, showed that certain helper T cells are important for triggering a strong antibody response against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Contact: Bonnie Ward
contact@liai.org
619-303-3160
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Vaccine
Mosquito bites deliver potential new malaria vaccine
This study suggests that genetically engineered malaria parasites that are stunted through precise gene deletions (genetically attenuated parasites, or "GAP") could be used as a vaccine that protects against malaria infection.

Contact: Bryony Chinnery
44-203-176-4723
Elsevier

Public Release: 11-Sep-2013
Nature
Scripps Research Institute scientists solve century-old chemistry problem
Chemists at the Scripps Research Institute have found a way to apply a "foundational reaction" of organic chemistry to a stubborn class of chemicals, in a transformation that has been thought impossible for a century.
Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 10-Sep-2013
Nature Medicine
2 common drugs may help treat deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
Treatment with two common drugs reduced viral replication and lung damage when given to monkeys infected with the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The condition is a deadly pneumonia that has killed more than 100 people, primarily in the Middle East. The new findings show that a combination of interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin, drugs routinely used to treat hepatitis C, may be effective against this emerging disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington

Public Release: 10-Sep-2013
Lancet Infectious Diseases
NIH scientists develop new tests to detect drug-resistant malaria
Researchers have developed two tests that can discern within three days whether the malaria parasites in a given patient will be resistant or susceptible to artemisinin, the key drug used to treat malaria. The tests were developed by researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, working with French and Cambodian colleagues in Cambodia.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anne A. Oplinger
aoplinger@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 9-Sep-2013
Brown, University of Cape Town team up for HIV social science
Brown University and the University of Cape Town will collaborate under a new NIH grant on social science research and teaching to address HIV.
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 8-Sep-2013
American Chemical Society's 246th National Meeting & Exposition
New 'Heroes of Chemistry' developed products that improve health and protect food supply
The scientists responsible for four inventions that affect the lives of millions of people around the globe will be inducted into the highly prized scientific "Hall of Fame" today as the latest Heroes of Chemistry chosen by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Wellcome Trust renews support for major overseas program in Malawi
The Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme -- one of the Wellcome Trust's major overseas programs -- is to receive around £14 million over 5 years in renewed funding, it is announced today.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Jen Middleton
j.middleton@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7262
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Agricultural Water Management
UN: Rising reuse of wastewater in forecast but world lacks data on 'massive potential resource'
Amid growing competition for freshwater from industry and cities, coupled with a rising world shortage of potash, nitrogen and phosphorus, an international study predicts a rapid increase in the use of treated wastewater for farming and other purposes worldwide. However, research shows that treated wastewater -- comparable in North America alone to the volume of water flowing over Niagara Falls -- is mostly unused and, in many nations, not even quantified or data is badly outdated.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
United Nations University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Research highlights from ICAAC meeting
This is selected research from the upcoming 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The Conference takes place in Denver, CO from September 10-13, 2013.

Contact: Garth Hogan
ghogan@asmusa.org
202-942-9389
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
4 institutions from Nepal win the 2013 edition of the António Champalimaud Vision Award
The 2013 António Champalimaud Vision Award recognizes the humanitarian and clinical work of four Non-Governmental Organizations from Nepal. These institutions have fought for a long time against the grave problem of vision disorders in a country where this issue are a social catastrophe.

Contact: Vitor Cunha
vcunha@jlma.pt
JLM&A, SA

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Health landscape in 6 global regions reveals rapid progress and daunting challenges
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the World Bank have created a series of reports on health in six regions: sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia based on Global Burden of Disease data.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
stewartr@uw.edu
206-897-2863
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Insulin status is important determinant of weight reduction on vascular function
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center have found that among obese people who had lost considerable weight, those with high insulin levels -- a marker of insulin resistance in the body -- were the most likely to experience better blood vessel function following the weight loss.

Contact: Gina Orlando
gina.orlando@bmc.org
617-638-8490
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
JAMA
Effect of iron supplementation among children living in malaria-endemic area on incidence of malaria
Children in a malaria-endemic community in Ghana who received a micronutrient powder with iron did not have an increased incidence of malaria, according to a study in the Sept. 4 issue of JAMA. Previous research has suggested that iron supplementation for children with iron deficiency in malaria-endemic areas may increase the risk of malaria.

Contact: Caitlin McNamee-Lamb
caitlin.mcnamee-lamb@sickkids.ca
416-813-7654
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 2-Sep-2013
Wellcome Trust & KU Leuven announce collaboration with Janssen for dengue drug development
Researchers at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) are joining forces with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Janssen) and the Wellcome Trust to discover and develop candidate antiviral drugs for the prevention and treatment of dengue infection.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Jen Middleton
j.middleton@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7262
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 2-Sep-2013
Scientists sequence genome of high-value grape, seek secrets of wine's aroma
United Nations University's Venezuela-based BIOLAC programme announces twin biotech breakthroughs, marks 25 years of advancing economic and health interests throughout Latin America and Caribbean.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
United Nations University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Nature Genetics
Researchers untangle genetics of drug resistant TB
A new method of analyzing whole genome sequences of TB, applied to a massive set of strains of the bacteria collected from clinics around the world, has revealed 39 new genes associated with elevated drug resistance.
Senior Ellison Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital/Division of Pulmonary and Critical

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Nature Genetics
Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Our African follower for over 70,000 years!
One of the deadliest infectious diseases of humankind emerged in Africa 70,000 years ago, a new genetic analysis of 259 Tuberculosis bacterial strains has shown. According to the study, TB bacteria migrated out of Africa hand-in-hand with the first anatomically modern humans. Today's deadly features of TB may be a result of the common migratory path and changes in human live-styles. These evolutionary findings may impact the future developments of new drugs and vaccines.
MRC UK, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Christian Heuss
christian.heuss@unibas.ch
41-612-848-683
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
Scientific Reports
Mosquitoes smell you better at night, study finds
In work published this week in Nature: Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health, led by associate professor Giles Duffield and assistant professor Zain Syed of the Department of Biological Sciences, revealed that the major malaria vector in Africa, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito, is able to smell major human host odorants better at night.

Contact: Giles Duffield
Giles.E.Duffield.2@nd.edu
574-631-1834
University of Notre Dame

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
Endocrinology
BUSM researchers call for individualized criteria for diagnosing obesity
In a review article, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine discuss the importance of eliminating healthy obese persons from unnecessary pharmaceutical treatments of the disease.

Contact: Gina Orlando
gina.orlando@bmc.org
617-638-8490
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Dueling infections: 1 keeps the other at bay, say UCSB anthropologists
If the idea of hookworms makes you shudder, consider this: Those pesky intestinal parasites may actually help your body ward off other infections, and perhaps even prevent autoimmune and other diseases.

Contact: Andrea Estrada
andrea.estrada@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4620
University of California - Santa Barbara

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