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Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Cochrane Library
Targeting mosquito breeding sites could boost malaria control efforts in Africa and Asia
A malaria control method that targets mosquito larvae and pupae as they mature in standing water could be an important supplementary measure in the fight against the disease, according to a new report led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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

Public Release: 27-Aug-2013
Gastroenterology
3 subtypes of gastric cancer suggest different treatment approaches
Stomach cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide, actually falls into three broad subtypes that respond differently to currently available therapies, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore.
Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Aug-2013
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Study adds lung damage to harmful effects of arsenic
A new study confirms that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function. Doses of about 120 parts per billion of arsenic in well water produced lung damage comparable to decades of smoking tobacco. This is the first population-based study to clearly demonstrate significant impairment of lung function, in some cases extensive lung damage, associated with low to moderate arsenic exposure.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Aug-2013
Science
New risk model sheds light on arsenic risk in China's groundwater
Arsenic-laden groundwater used for cooking and drinking could pose a risk to the health of almost 20 million people across China. This is shown by a study carried out by Eawag scientists in collaboration with Chinese colleagues and published today in Science. The estimates are based on a risk model incorporating geological and hydrological data, as well as measurements of arsenic in wells. The study is being adopted by the authorities in the national groundwater monitoring program.

Contact: Andri Bryner
medien@eawag.ch
41-587-655-104
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology: Eawag

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
UK Department for International Development commits 30 million to DNDi
DFID has announced its renewed support to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), allocating a total of 30 million ( 35 million) over the coming five years (2013-2018) to DNDi's Research & Development portfolio to fight neglected diseases. This grant is part of DFID's larger investment of 138 million in nine product development partnerships, including DNDi, for the development of new health tools to address poverty-related diseases.

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
New England Journal of Medicine
Insecticide-treated bed nets critical to global elimination of filariasis
An international team of scientists have demonstrated that a simple, low-cost intervention holds the potential to eradicate a debilitating tropical disease that threatens nearly 1.4 billion people in more than six dozen countries. The researchers, including Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor James Kazura, M.D., found that insecticide-treated bed nets reduce transmission of lymphatic filariasis to undetectable levels -- even in the absence of additional medication.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jessica Studeny
Jessica.studeny@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Experimental Ebola treatment protects some primates even after disease symptoms appear
Scientists have successfully treated the deadly Ebola virus in infected animals following onset of disease symptoms, according to a report published online today in Science Translational Medicine. The results show promise for developing therapies against the virus, which causes hemorrhagic fever with human case fatality rates as high as 90 percent.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Caree Vander Linden
Caree.VanderLinden@us.army.mil
301-619-2285
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
New England Journal of Medicine
A virus changes its stripes
In the summer of 2010, the eastern Panamanian province of Darien experienced a phenomenon that had never been seen before in Latin America: a human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis. UTMB researchers collaborated with Panamanian scientists to investigate the outbreak, testing samples from 174 patients and many horses.
National Institutes of Health, Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Panama.

Contact: Jim Kelly
jpkelly@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
AIDS
Growing share of HIV/AIDS burden shifts to changing group of regions
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing in unexpected ways in countries around the world, showing that greater attention and financial investment may be needed in places where the disease has not reached epidemic levels, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of disease burden in 21 countries concentrated in four regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia.

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

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
New strategy tests for dangerous stage of tuberculosis in Asia
More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time.

Contact: Carole Gan
carole.gan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9047
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Study aims to help patients with peripheral artery disease become more active
For millions of Americans, simply walking to the mailbox can cause unbearable leg pain as muscles scream for more blood and oxygen. It's called peripheral arterial disease and, ironically, one of the best ways to alleviate it is by regularly walking to that point of pain.
American Heart Association

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Cell Host & Microbe
UC Davis researchers discover molecular target for the bacterial infection brucellosis
UC Davis scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for the development of an effective therapy against the debilitating, chronic form of the bacterial disease brucellosis, which primarily afflicts people in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.

Contact: Carole Gan
carole.gan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9047
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Beating blindness with vegetable oil
Findings published today in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology suggest that incubating retinal cells with vegetable oils induces biochemical and biophysical changes in the cell membrane, which may have a beneficial effect in preventing or slowing the development of retinopathy.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Environmental Modeling & Software
Tufts scientists develop new early warning system for cholera epidemics
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have established new techniques for predicting the severity of seasonal cholera epidemics months before they occur and with a greater degree of accuracy than other methods based on remote satellite imaging.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alexander Reid
Alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
E-Health services ill-prepared for epidemics
National and international organizations are ill-prepared to exploit e-health systems in the event of the emergence of a major pandemic disease, according to a research paper to be published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
Evolution and Human Behavior
UCSB anthropologists study testosterone spikes in non-competitive activities
The everyday physical activities of an isolated group of forager-farmers in central Bolivia are providing valuable information about how industrialization and its associated modern amenities may impact health and wellness.

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
PLOS Medicine
Conflicts of interest common among panel members of guidelines that expand disease definitions
An assessment of expert members of panels making decisions about definitions or diagnostic criteria for common conditions in the US, which were published in guidelines used by physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for patients, found that most members had ties to industry. The assessment was made in a study from Ray Moynihan of Bond University, Queensland, Australia, and colleagues published in this week's issue of PLOS Medicine.
National Health and Medical Research Council/Screening and Test Evaluation Program Grant

Contact: Fiona Godwin
fgodwin@plos.org
01-223-442-834
PLOS

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Science
Infectious diseases and climate change intersect with no simple answers
Climate change is already affecting the spread of infectious diseases -- and human health and biodiversity worldwide -- according to disease ecologists reporting research results in this week's issue of the journal Science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Scientists develop method that ensures safe research on deadly flu viruses
The strategy will enable healthy molecules in human lung cells to latch on to these viruses and cut the bugs up before they have a chance to infect the human host.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Irrigation in arid regions can increase malaria risk for a decade
New irrigation systems in arid regions benefit farmers but can increase the local malaria risk for more than a decade -- which is longer than previously believed -- despite intensive and costly use of insecticides, new University of Michigan-led study in northwest India concludes.

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Addressing ethical, social, and cultural issues in global health research
Resolving complex ethical, social and cultural issues in the early stage of a global health research project or clinical trial can improve the impact and quality of that research, a new report says.

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
shepherdl@smh.ca
416-864-6094
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 8-Aug-2013
PLOS ONE
UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory is a model for Sub-Saharan Africa
The UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory has provided an invaluable service to patients and has also built capacity at a national teaching hospital, according to an analysis of the first 20 months of operation published online by PLOS ONE.

Contact: William Davis
william_davis@med.unc.edu
919-966-5906
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 8-Aug-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Engineered rice protects against rotavirus infection
In the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Yoshikazu Yuki and colleagues at the University of Tokyo report the development of a strain of rice that produces a rotavirus-specific antibody.
Programs of Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
Nature
The temperature tastes just right
Animals have evolved very sensitive temperature sensors to detect the relatively narrow margin in which they can survive. Until recently, scientists knew little about how these sensors operated. Now, a team of Brandeis University scientists has discovered a previously unknown molecular temperature sensor in fruit flies responsible for sensing tastes and smells. These types of sensors are present in disease-spreading insects like mosquitoes and may help scientists better understand how insects target humans and spread disease.

Contact: Deb Filcman
filcman@brandeis.edu
781-736-4212
Brandeis University

Public Release: 2-Aug-2013
Journal of Biological Chemistry
New findings could influence the development of therapies to treat dengue disease
New research into the fight against Dengue, an insect-borne tropical disease that infects up to 390 million people worldwide annually, may influence the development of anti-viral therapies that are effective against all four types of the virus.

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-7777
University of Bristol

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