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Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
The BMJ
Merging alcohol giants threaten global health, warn experts
The merger of the world's two largest beer manufacturers 'represents a major threat to global health, to which researchers, funders and regulators must respond more effectively,' warn global health experts in The BMJ this week.

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
The South American origins and spread of the Irish potato famine pathogen
Using some ancient DNA detective work, a new study led by University of California Berkeley postdoctoral researcher Mike D. Martin and University of Copenhagen professor Tom Gilbert has linked the culprit behind the 19th-century Irish potato famine, which was transported to Europe in the 1840s, to a fungus-like organism that originated in South America.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
MBEpress@gmail.com
480-258-8972
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Mount Sinai Heart director discusses population health promotion and a stratified approach for cardiovascular health
Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital joined a panel of international experts at the United Nations where he spoke about promoting cardiovascular health worldwide and how the practice of medicine will change to reflect an increase in ambulatory care. Mount Sinai Heart is ranked No. 7 in the nation by US News & World Report in its 2015 'Best Hospital' issue.

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

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Responding to 'C. diff' -- concerted action needed to control health care-related infection
Appropriate use of antibiotics is a critical step toward controlling the ongoing epidemic of health care-related Clostridium difficile infection, according to a special article in the November issue of Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. The journal, affiliated with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Study sheds light on why parasite makes TB infections worse
Scientists have shown how a parasitic worm infection common in the developing world increases susceptibility to tuberculosis. Treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are infected with tuberculosis. The study also raises the possibility of using inexpensive and widely available anti-parasitic drugs as a preventive measure in places where the parasite and TB are common -- stopping infection with the parasite and reducing susceptibility to TB and the risk of a latent TB infection progressing to disease.
Washington University in St. Louis, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, National Institutes of Health, American Lung Association, University of Rochester

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
straitj@wustl.edu
314-286-0141
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Thrombosis during sepsis is a consequence of protective host immune responses
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have, for the first time, identified how Salmonella infections that have spread to our blood and organs can lead to life-threatening thrombosis.

Contact: Luke Harrison
l.harrison.1@bham.ac.uk
University of Birmingham

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Lancet Global Health
Less effective antimalarial therapies can help fight malaria better
Oxford University scientists have found that the more effective way to beat malaria is to use less effective drugs some of the time: simultaneously using a non-artemisinin therapy amongst more effective artemisinin-based combinations slows the spread of artemisinin-resistant parasites.
Wellcome Trust, UK Medical Research Council, Li Ka Shing Foundation

Contact: Tom Calver
news.office@admin.ox.ac.uk
44-186-527-0046
University of Oxford

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
PLOS ONE
HIV spreads faster as violent conflict looms
A new Brown University analysis of HIV incidence in 36 sub-Saharan African countries finds that new HIV infections rise significantly in the five years before armed conflict breaks out.

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

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Global health team pioneers development of a new antimalarial drug screening model
A University of South Florida Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anne DeLotto Baier
abaier@health.usf.edu
813-974-3303
University of South Florida (USF Health)

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
The Lancet
Researchers call for investment in cancer control in low- and middle-income countries
Investments in cancer control -- prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care -- are increasingly needed in low- and, particularly, middle-income countries, where most of the world's cancer deaths occur, a paper published today in The Lancet recommends.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Cell
Research points to development of single vaccine for Chikungunya, related viruses
What if a single vaccine could protect people from infection by many different viruses? That concept is a step closer to reality. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified 'broadly neutralizing' antibodies that protect against infection by multiple, distantly related alphaviruses -- including Chikungunya virus -- that cause fever and debilitating joint pain. The discovery, in mice, lays the groundwork for a single vaccine or antibody-based treatment against many different alphaviruses.
National Institutes of Health, Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, University Medical Center Groningen

Contact: Diane Duke Williams
williamsdia@wustl.edu
314-286-0111
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Dengue: Asymptomatic people transmit the virus to mosquitoes
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the CNRS provided proof that people infected by dengue virus but showing no clinical symptoms can actually infect mosquitoes that bite them. It appears that these asymptomatic people -- who, together with mildly symptomatic patients, represent three-quarters of all dengue infections -- could be involved in the transmission chain of the virus.
European Union's 7th Framework Program, 'Integrative Biology of Emerging Infectious Diseases' (IBEID) Laboratory of Excellence

Contact: Myriam Rebeyrotte
presse@pasteur.fr
Institut Pasteur

Public Release: 10-Nov-2015
Interface
Computer model reveals deadly route of Ebola outbreak
A research team led by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health mapped the spread of the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, providing the most detailed picture to date on the disease spread and identifying two critical opportunities to control the epidemic. The novel statistical method gives health authorities a new tool to plan interventions to contain future outbreaks in real time, and not just of Ebola.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Homeland Security

Contact: Tim Paul
tp2111@columbia.edu
212-305-2676
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Environmental Health Perspectives
Children exposed to arsenic may face greater risk of infection, respiratory symptoms
Children born to women who were exposed to higher arsenic during pregnancy have a greater risk of infections and respiratory symptoms within their first year of life, a Dartmouth College-led study shows.

Contact: John Cramer
john.cramer@dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Sharjah meeting brings together global partners in health
Leaders from the American College of Cardiology will gather this month with more than 200 health leaders and key stakeholders in the United Arab Emirates attending the first Global NCD Alliance Forum, which will convene global health leaders to discuss how the global community can come together to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Scientists mark 'stunning success' of vaccine in virtually ridding Africa of meningitis A
Five years after the introduction of an affordable conjugate meningitis A vaccine, immunization has led to the control and near elimination of deadly meningitis A disease in the African 'meningitis belt.' In 2013, only four laboratory-confirmed cases of meningitis A were reported by the 26 countries in the meningitis belt.

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

Public Release: 8-Nov-2015
Journal of Medical Entomology
New disease-carrying mosquito arrives in B.C.
A team of researchers from Simon Fraser University and Culex Environmental, a Burnaby-based mosquito control company, are studying an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito, Aedes japonicus, after finding it for the first time in Western Canada. The mosquitos could poise a significant hazard to health if global warming favours the development of some of the viruses it can transmit.

Contact: Peter Belton
belton@sfu.ca
778-782-9017
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 6-Nov-2015
Eurosurveillance
Scottish university scientist behind successful rapid-detection Ebola test
A rapid-detection Ebola test developed by international scientists has been deployed in Senegal and Guinea following a highly effective pilot project. Dr. Manfred Weidmann, from the University of Stirling, Scotland was part of a Wellcome Trust project led by the Pasteur Institute of Dakar. They developed a sophisticated point-of-care saliva test, all contained within a suitcase-sized mobile laboratory. A test evaluation of 928 samples showed it performs exceptionally well under field conditions.
Wellcome Trust Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises

Contact: David Christie
david.christie1@stir.ac.uk
01-786-466-653
University of Stirling

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
Therapies against biowarfare subject of $7.6 million Defense grant to Pitt vaccine scientists
The US Department of Defense has awarded a $7.6 million grant to a collaborative group of scientists in the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research for groundbreaking work that could lead to countermeasures against bioterrorism attacks.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Allison Hydzik
HydzikAM@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 4-Nov-2015
PLOS Medicine
Relapsing infections could challenge malaria eradication
Eliminating malaria in the Asia-Pacific could prove more challenging than previously thought, with new research showing that most childhood malaria infections in endemic areas are the result of relapsed, not new, infections.
TransEPI Consortium, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council, Swiss National Science Foundation, Cellex Foundation, and others

Contact: Liz Williams
williams@wehi.edu.au
61-428-034-089
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Professor receives grant to seek a cure for a leading cause of death in children under 5
Lesly Temesvari, an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Fulbright Scholar in Clemson University's biological sciences department, has been awarded a two-year, $290,400 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Lesly Temesvari
ltemesv@clemson.edu
864-656-0435
Clemson University

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Link between small mammals and evolution of hepatitis A virus to humans discovered
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are part of an international team led by the University of Bonn, Germany, who have found a link between the origin of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and small mammals. With the emergence of Ebola virus from bats and hantaviruses from rodents, investigators say identifying the other species infected with HAV provides novel insight into the evolution of HAV and how it spread to humans.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Morag MacLachlan
morag_maclachlan@med.unc.edu
919-843-5719
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The hepatitis A virus is of animal origin
The hepatitis A virus can trigger acute liver inflammation which generally has a mild course in small children but which can become dangerous in adults. The virus has previously been considered to be a purely human pathogen. An international team of researchers under the direction of the University of Bonn has now discovered that the hepatitis A virus is of likely animal origin. The results currently appear in the renowned journal PNAS.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Jan Felix Drexler
drexler@virology-bonn.de
49-228-287-11697
University of Bonn

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
eLife
Early hospitalization key to survival for Ebola victims
Scientists looked at data from nearly 1,000 cases over 38 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has experienced more Ebola outbreaks than any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976.

Contact: Zoe Dunford
z.dunford@elifesciences.org
eLife

Public Release: 3-Nov-2015
Vast energy value in human waste: UN University
UN University's Canadian-based water institute estimates that biogas potentially available from human waste worldwide would have a value of up to US$ 9.5 billion in natural gas equivalent. And the residue, dried and charred, could produce 2 million tonnes of charcoal-equivalent fuel, curbing the destruction of trees. The large energy value would prove small, however, relative to that of the global health and environmental benefits that would accrue from the safe treatment of human waste in low-resource settings.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
United Nations University

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