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Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Life-saving treatments learned from war being missed
Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet healthcare systems in many countries are missing out on life-saving treatments learned on the battlefield, according to a review by King's College London and published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Contact: Hannah Bransden
hannah.bransden@kcl.ac.uk
020-784-83840
King's College London

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Malaria Journal
'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs
Malaria control efforts boosted by discovery in 'magical mud.'

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

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
New tobacco atlas details scale, harms of tobacco epidemic
The fifth edition of the Cancer Atlas graphically details the scale of the tobacco epidemic; the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress being made in tobacco control; and the latest products and tactics being used by the industry to protect its profits and delay and derail tobacco control
American Cancer Society, World Lung Foundation

Contact: Raul Duany
raul.duany@cancer.org
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
PLOS ONE
Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption: ANU media release
Researchers have linked antibiotic resistance with poor governance and corruption around the world.

Contact: Peter Collignon
collignon.peter@gmail.com
61-410-669-711
Australian National University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
MSU doctors' discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments
In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University's Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease. Taylor and her research team found that the brain becomes so swollen it is forced out through the bottom of the skull and compresses the brain stem. This pressure causes the children to stop breathing and die.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Ward
kim.ward@cabs.msu.edu
517-432-0117
Michigan State University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
MSU doctors' discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments
In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University's Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Scott Willyerd
Scott@dickjones.com
724-260-0198
Dick Jones Communications

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Global Health: Science and Practice
Female health workers increased use of health services in hard-to-reach rural area
Female community health extension workers deployed to a remote rural community in northern Nigeria led to major and sustained increases in service utilization, including antenatal care and facility-based deliveries. The research also showed that providing a rural residence allowance in addition to a standard salary helped recruit and retain female workers. Other key components were posting workers in pairs, ensuring supplies and transportation means for home visits, and allowing workers to perform deliveries.
Department for International Development, Norwegian Government, Health Partners International, Save the Children, GRID Consulting

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

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
PLOS Medicine
New model finds HIV acute phase infectivity may be lower than previously estimated
Previous calculations may have overestimated the importance of HIV transmission from recently infected individuals ('acute phase infectivity') in driving HIV epidemics, according to an article published by Steve Bellan of the University of Texas at Austin, and colleagues in this week's PLOS Medicine.
J.S. McDonnell Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Maya Sandler
medicinepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
The Lancet
Lancet: Phase 2b trial results of novel TB regimen show potential to shorten treatment
A new tuberculosis (TB) drug regimen designed to improve options for TB therapy eliminated more bacteria from sputum than standard therapy and did so at a faster rate, according to data from a phase 2b clinical trial published today in The Lancet. These results are published just as the global phase 3 clinical trial, designed to bring this regimen through the last stage of testing, has begun.

Contact: Preeti Singh
psingh@burness.com
301-280-5722
Burness Communications

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Journal of Patient Safety
Label design may affect risk of medication errors in OR, reports Journal of Patient Safety
Special redesigned labels for intravenous medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room, reports a study in the March issue of the Journal of Patient Safety. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Cancer drug may reduce bleeding in patients with rare genetic disorder, HHT
A cancer drug that helps keep tumors from growing blood vessels may help patients with a rare genetic condition in which malformed vessels increase their risk for bleeding and anemia.
GlaxoSmithKline

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Life scientists streamline cutting-edge technique to edit mosquito genome
Virginia Tech researchers address a fundamental problem in the study of vector-borne diseases, revealing an improved way to study genes in mosquitoes using a genome-editing method known as CRISPR-Cas9, which exploded onto the life science scene in 2012.
NIH/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Nature Genetics
Genetic discovery provides clues to how TB may evade the immune system
The largest genetic study of tuberculosis susceptibility to date has led to a potentially important new insight into how the pathogen manages to evade the immune system. Published today in the journal Nature Genetics, the study advances understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in TB, which may open up new avenues to design efficient vaccines for its prevention.
Wellcome Trust, EU Framework Programme 7, European Research Council, Royal Society, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

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

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Two-year study: Despite bednets and drugs, malaria cases increasing in rural Uganda
Belying the global trend of a decline in malaria cases, the incidence of malaria in rural Uganda is high and on the increase, suggesting that more aggressive methods of controlling the disease in high-transmission areas of sub-Saharan Africa are urgently needed, according to a new two-year surveillance study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Contact: Preeti Singh
psingh@burness.com
301-280-5722
Burness Communications

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
A 'warhead' molecule to hunt down deadly bacteria
Boston College chemist Jianmin Gao and researchers in his lab report they achieved selective modification of two common lipids, producing a new bio-chemical method to label deadly bacteria and potentially target them with antibiotics with reduced harm to healthy cells, according to a new report in Nature Communications.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Studies, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Cochrane Library
Cochrane Review of effectiveness of point of care diagnostics for schistosomiasis
Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a parasitic disease classified as a neglected tropical diseases, common in tropical and subtropical regions. The traditional means of testing for the disease is microscopy, which is lab based. Point-of-care tests and urine reagent tests are quicker and easier to use than microscopy in the field, and this review aims to estimate how well these tests are able to detect schistosomiasis infections in comparison to traditional lab based microscopy.

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

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. The analyses suggest that the flu viruses, variants of subtypes H10N8 and H6N1, have not acquired changes that would allow them to infect people easily and cause a much-feared pandemic.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Analysis suggests a more virulent swine flu virus in the Indian subcontinent
A flu outbreak in India that has claimed over 1,200 lives may not be identical to the 2009 North American strain, as recently reported in India. A comparative analysis conducted by scientists at MIT shows that the flu virus in India seems to have acquired mutations that could spread more readily and therefore requires deeper studies.The researchers call on officials to increase surveillance and rethink vaccination strategies to account for potential new viruses.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
jcaputo@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Disease poses risk to chimpanzee conservation, Gombe study finds
Infectious disease spillover, including from humans to animals, poses risk to the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering behavioral research in 1960.
Morris Animal Foundation, Emory University Global Health Institute, The Arcus Foundation, The Leo Guthman Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carol Clark
carol.clark@emory.edu
404-727-0501
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
ENVISAGE and the Wistar Institute forge new venture and value creation partnership
The Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research, and ENVISAGE LLC, a prodigious life sciences venture creation and management firm, are pleased to announce a powerful partnership that leverages Wistar's innovative, high-impact science and ENVISAGE's expertise in managing immunology-infectious disease centered ventures.

Contact: Darien Sutton
dsutton@wistar.org
215-898-3988
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Millions of women and children get improved health services
An ambitious 2010 initiative to improve the health of women and children around the world has turned into the fastest growing global public health partnership in history, attracting $60 billion in resources. Some $34 billion, nearly 60 percent of the total, has already been disbursed. The Every Woman Every Child movement has now gathered more than 400 commitments by more than 300 partners around the world, ranging from governments and foundations to business, civil society and low-income countries themselves.
UN Foundation

Contact: Marshall Hoffman
marshall@hoffmanpr.com
703-533-3535
Hoffman & Hoffman Worldwide

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
UTSA microbiologist named fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology
Karl Klose, microbiology professor in the UTSA College of Sciences and researcher in the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, has been named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
Finally, X-ray medical imaging within the reach of developing countries
Two-thirds of humankind does not have access to radiography, essential to the practice of modern medicine. Today in Lausanne, EPFL and its partners present GlobalDiagnostiX, a high-tech device 10 times cheaper when considering existing pieces of equipment together with their maintenance costs, and specifically designed for developing countries. Famous economist Jeffrey Sachs is enthusiastic about this project!

Contact: Klaus Schönenberger
klaus.schonenberger@epfl.ch
41-216-936-083
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
Nature Medicine
How blood group O protects against malaria
It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. In a study published in Nature Medicine, a team of Scandinavian scientists explains the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O provides, and suggest that the selective pressure imposed by malaria may contribute to the variable global distribution of ABO blood groups in the human population.
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, European Union, Swedish Research Council, Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Karolinska Institutet

Contact: KI Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-852-486-077
Karolinska Institutet

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
EARTH Magazine: El Niño disaster stunted children's growth
Children born during, and up to three years after, the devastating 1997-1998 El Niño event in northern Peru were found to be shorter than their peers in a new study covered in EARTH Magazine.

Contact: Maureen Moses
mmoses@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

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