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Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
Improving treatments for post-Ebola syndrome sufferers
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King's Sierra Leone Partnership are to present new findings into post-Ebola syndrome at a major European conference this week.

Contact: Simon Wood
simon.wood@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-8356
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
Innovative partnership brings to market new tools for neglected tropical diseases
PATH and Standard Diagnostics (SD)/Alere announced today the commercial availability of two rapid diagnostic tools for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. Designed for use in disease surveillance, the antibody-based tests are part of a suite of diagnostic innovations intended to support the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of illnesses that affect more than a billion people worldwide.

Contact: Claire Hudson, PATH
media@path.org
206-302-4521
PATH

Public Release: 10-Apr-2016
Science
Damaging consequences of Zika virus infection in human minibrains
Brazilian researchers from the D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have demonstrated the harmful effects of ZIKA virus (ZIKV) in human neural stem cells, neurospheres and brain organoids. Since ZIKV has been gradually established as a direct cause of central nervous system malformations, this study help to elucidate the etiological nature of the recently increasing number of microcephaly cases in Brazil.
Foundation for Research Support in the State of Rio de Janeiro, The Brazilian Development Bank, Funding Authority for Studies and Projects, National Council of Scientific and Technological Development

Contact: Stevens Rehen
stevens.rehen@idor.org
55-213-883-6000
D'Or Institute for Research and Education

Public Release: 10-Apr-2016
2016 American Academy of Neurology 68th Annual Meeting
Zika virus may now be tied to another brain disease
The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain's myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016.

Contact: Rachel Seroka
rseroka@aan.com
612-928-6129
American Academy of Neurology

Public Release: 10-Apr-2016
Clinical Science
Exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications working properly
A new study backs up observations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication (β2-adrenoceptor agonists) in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection with viruses such as influenza.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Contact: Helen Albert
Helen.Albert@portlandpress.com
Biochemical Society

Public Release: 9-Apr-2016
The Lancet
Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year for less than $5 a person
By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Brandon Howard
brandonhoward@jhu.edu
410-502-9059
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Current Computer-Aided Drug Design
Application of novel alignment-free sequence descriptors in Zika virus characterization
Dr. Basak and his colleagues explained about their research on computer-assisted approaches towards surveillance and consequent design of drugs and vaccines to combat the growth and spread of the Zika virus.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Noviplex device will diagnose and track Zika in the Amazon
Brazilian officials are partnering with University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers to distribute a device that could speed testing for the Zika virus in remote areas of Brazil. Biochemist Jiri Adamec says the effort will improve Zika screening and provide better maps of where Zika is prevalent.

Contact: Jiri Adamec
jadamec2@unl.edu
402-472-7369
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
BMJ Global Health
Ditch 'colonial' thinking to boost access to surgery for world's poor, rich nations told
Rich nations 'must abandon colonial narratives' and work alongside low and middle income countries to boost access to safe and affordable surgery for the world's poor, concludes an international blueprint for action, published in the newly launched journal BMJ Global Health.

Contact: Caroline White
CWhite@bmj.com
44-798-080-0465
BMJ

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
F1000Research
Canadian innovation for killing mosquito eggs could help Zika fight
With Canadian Government funding, innovators from Canada and Mexico have successfully tested a low cost, environmentally-friendly way of destroying the eggs of the mosquito genus that spreads dengue, and likely spreading the Zika virus. The 10-month study, conducted in Guatemala, shows the successful development and implementation of a cheap, easy system to reduce virus-carrying Aedes genus mosquitoes by capturing and destroying its eggs.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Crab shell signaling helps control the many faces of cholera, study shows
A new study of more than 50 samples of Vibrio cholerae isolated from both patients and the environment demonstrates the diversity and resourcefulness of the organism.
National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Women with unhealthy BMIs who smoke and drink at two-fold higher risk of asthma
Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a St. Michael's Hospital study found.
National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Kendra Stephenson
stephensonk@smh.ca
416-864-5047
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Journal of Medical Entomology
Argentinian researchers develop trap for mosquito that transmits Zika
Argentinian researchers have developed a new trap that can be used to effectively monitor and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary transmitter of Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Técnica

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
EBioMedicine
A warming climate puts Europe at risk for seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever
Increasing temperatures will enlarge Europe's seasonal window for the potential spread of mosquito-borne viral disease, expanding the geographic areas at risk for a dengue epidemic to include much of Europe. The findings by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden are published in the journal EBioMedicine.

Contact: Daniel Harju
daniel.harju@umu.se
46-725-522-918
Umea University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
The Lancet
Globe's rising obesity, diabetes rates no surprise to Samoa researcher
As someone who has studied nutrition and health in Samoans over the last 40 years, Brown University public health researcher Stephen McGarvey provided data for new publications on the global trends in obesity and type 2 diabetes reported in The Lancet.

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

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Study examines impact of 2 new antibodies in causing, treating myasthenia gravis
A study of patients from across the nation with myasthenia gravis is helping determine the incidence of two new antibodies believed to cause the disease, and whether these patients need different treatment strategies.
National Instiutes of Health

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

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Molecular Systems Biology
Maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves its lasting mark on the child's genetic make-up
If mothers smoke during pregnancy, they influence the epigenetic programming of their unborn child's genetic make-up in the long term. This may give rise to an increased risk of the development of disease risks later in the child's life. Researchers at the UFZ, the German Cancer Research Center and the Heidelberg University discovered that these changes are not limited to individual regions of DNA.
Heidelberg Center for Personalized Oncology

Contact: Dr. Irina Lehmann
irina.lehmann@ufz.de
49-034-123-51216
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Uninfected or asymptomatic? Diagnostic tests key to forecasting major epidemics
Major epidemics such as the recent Ebola outbreak or the emerging Zika epidemic may be difficult to forecast because of our inability to determine whether individuals are uninfected or infected but not showing symptoms, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. The finding emphasizes the need to develop and deploy reliable diagnostic tests to detect infected individuals whether or not they are showing symptoms, say the researchers.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Craig Brierley
craig.brierley@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-66205
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Annals of Internal Medicine
NIH doctors describe severe case of Ebola virus disease
For more than a month in 2015, a multidisciplinary team at NIH treated a critically ill patient who had contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. A new report by the medical caregivers details the clinical course of the 34-year-old American healthcare worker who was admitted to the NIH Special Clinical Studies Unit on day seven of his illness. The patient survived his illness with intensive supportive care, despite multi-organ failure.
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: 4-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Potential pathway for emergence of zoonotic malaria identified
The parasite responsible for a form of malaria now spreading from macaques to humans in South Asia could evolve to infect humans more efficiently, a step towards enhanced transmission between humans, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
National Institutes of Health, US Centers for Disease Control, Epidemiology of Infectious Disease and Biodefense Training Grant

Contact: Todd Datz
tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8413
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Family plays important role in heart health throughout life
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and the burden is increasing -- much of which could be reduced through modifiable risk factors. A new review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology examines the role of the family for heart health by focusing on interdependence of the family, shared environment, parenting style, caregiver perceptions and genomics.

Contact: Katie Glenn
kglenn@acc.org
202-375-6472
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 3-Apr-2016
American College of Cardiology 2016 Scientific Session
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
International technology-based competition associated with more exercise
A competition that used technology to encourage and track physical activity was effective at helping participants lose weight and exercise more in both developed and developing countries, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session.

Contact: Beth Casteel
bcasteel@acc.org
202-375-6275
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Health Education & Behavior
Confronting diseases in Africa
The Society for Public Health Education proudly announces the publication of Health Education & Behavior's supplement, 'Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa and the Global South.' Co-edited by Collins Airhihenbuwa, PhD, and Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, the supplement includes 13 peer-reviewed articles devoted to the rise of noncommunicable diseases in Africa and other regions in the Global South and promising solutions to prevent and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases.

Contact: Nakita Kanu
nkanu@sophe.org
202-408-9804
SAGE

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Springer opens research articles that can make a difference
Springer is launching a new online initiative called Change the World, One Article at a Time: Must-Read Articles from 2015. The initiative focuses on articles published in 2015 in Springer journals which deal with some of the world's most urgent challenges. Those articles which are already open access are freely available online on a permanent basis and all other articles have been made freely available until July 15, 2016.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Novel vaccine strategy produces rapid and long-term protection against Chikungunya virus
New research from The Wistar Institute has demonstrated how a novel vaccine strategy that boosts the immune system by rapidly producing antibodies against CHIKV, combined with a traditional DNA-based vaccine approach, can provide both short term and long term protection against the virus. Study results are published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Contact: Ben Leach
bleach@wistar.org
215-495-6800
The Wistar Institute

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