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Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
University of Maryland researchers studying vaccine to prevent potential bird flu pandemic
Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development are part of nationwide vaccine research aimed at protecting adults from a new and virulent strain of avian influenza virus. The virus, called H7N9 influenza virus, emerged in China last spring. The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, will help prepare for the possibility of a global pandemic.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Bill Seiler
bseiler@umm.edu
410-328-8919
University of Maryland Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
School of Public Health receives $390,000 grant to study alcohol use among youth acquiring HIV
Dr. Monica Swahn, professor in the School of Public Health and associate vice president for research at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $390,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of alcohol marketing and early alcohol use among African youth acquiring HIV.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Frances Marine
francesmarine@gsu.edu
404-413-1504
Georgia State University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Scientists develop a new way to identify good fat
When it comes to fat, you want the brown type and not so much of the white variety because brown fat burns energy to keep you warm and metabolically active, while white fat stores excess energy around your waist, causing health problems. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School are studying brown fat with a goal of fighting obesity.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Robert Cahill
Robert.Cahill@uth.tmc.edu
713-500-3030
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
NIH prepares by funding new bird flu vaccine studies
Group Health Research Institute scientists are preparing for the potential pandemic spread of a new bird flu strain that caused severe disease in China earlier this year, joining seven other Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units funded by the National Institutes of Health to test vaccines to protect against the illness in adults. "Influenza viruses are constantly changing," said Lisa Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Rebecca Hughes
hughes.r@ghc.org
206-287-2055
Group Health Research Institute

Public Release: 18-Sep-2013
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Chronic inflammation of blood vessels could help explain high childhood mortality in malaria regions
Recurrent episodes of malaria cause chronic inflammation in blood vessels that might predispose to future infections and may increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease, a Wellcome Trust study in Malawian children finds.
Wellcome Trust

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

Public Release: 17-Sep-2013
WINFOCUS brings space station ultrasound from orbit to the ends of the Earth
Techniques developed for use aboard the International Space Station to provide remote imaging for health diagnostics are being adapted and used for people living in isolated, underdeveloped areas far from any hospital, where CT scans, MRIs and even simple X-ray exams are impossible.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 17-Sep-2013
BioMed Central Public Health
Virginia Tech researchers help people in remote Africa respond to diarrheal disease
Researchers with Virginia Tech and the University of Florida undertook a study of diarrheal disease outbreaks in Botswana that relied only on the use of a simple questionnaire and existing hospital staff and infrastructure. The approach does not require increased human or economic resources, and it can give immediate insight into public health threats and disease outbreaks where this type of information otherwise would not be acquired.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lynn Davis
davisl@vt.edu
540-231-6157
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 16-Sep-2013
Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology
Gut microbes closely linked to proper immune function, other health issues
A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon State University researchers say in a new analysis.

Contact: Dr. Natalia Shulzhenko
Natalia.shulzhenko@oregonstate.edu
541-737-1051
Oregon State University

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

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