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Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Arizona Regents recognize TGen with award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education
The Arizona Board of Regents presented the Translational Genomics Research Institute with its 2015 Regents' Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education, recognizing the extensive research TGen has conducted in association with Northern Arizona University.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Science
All in the family
Anthropologists study the Tsimane people of Bolivia to determine how parasitism affects female fertility.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Progress toward preventing HIV highlighted in special issue of AIDS research and human retroviruses
New and emerging biomedical pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) approaches to prevent HIV infection in targeted high-risk populations offer the most effective near-term strategy to reduce HIV transmission. The latest outcomes research, clinical trials results, and advances in HIV vaccine development are highlighted in multiple articles that comprise the annual HIV Prevention Science issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
kryan@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans. The study was published Nov. 5 in PLOS Pathogens.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbi Nodell
bnodell@uw.edu
206-271-1429
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Nature
NIH-led effort details global brain disorders research agenda in Nature supplement
The breadth and complexity of brain and nervous system disorders make them some of the most difficult conditions to diagnose and treat, especially in the developing world, where there are few resources. An NIH-led collaboration of more than 40 scientists has studied these complex issues that occur across the lifespan and today published a supplement to the journal Nature that lays out a research strategy to address them.

Contact: Ann Puderbaugh
ann.puderbaugh@nih.gov
301-496-2075
NIH/Fogarty International Center

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Study finds that Ebola vaccine is safe and stimulates strong immune response
A clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine has found that it is well tolerated and stimulates strong immune responses in adults in Mali and in the US, according to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
PLOS Pathogens
FDA-approved drug protects mice from Ebola
A new study suggests that gamma interferon, which is an FDA-approved drug, may have potential as an antiviral therapy to prevent Ebola infection when given either before or after exposure to the virus. The University of Iowa study, published Nov. 12 in the journal PLOS Pathogens, found that gamma interferon, given up to 24 hours after exposure, can inhibit Ebola infection in mice and completely protect the animals from death.

Contact: Jennifer Brown
jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu
319-335-3590
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Powerful new global arena needed to confront coming water challenges, elite UN board warns
The final report of a board of 20 independent advisors to the UN Secretary-General on water and sanitation offers blunt observations and calls for an overhaul of the way the world body deals with the issues.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists take aim at disease-carrying 'kissing bug'
An international research team, including scientists from Simon Fraser University, hopes its study of the vector Rhodnius prolixus -- also known as the 'kissing bug' and a major contributor to Chagas disease -- will further the development of innovative insect control methods to curb its impact on humans.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carl Lowenberger
carl_lowenberger@sfu.ca
778-782-3985
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
ACS Chemical Biology
Scripps Florida team discovers compounds with potential to treat persistent tuberculosis
In a substantial number of cases -- some two billion, in fact -- the tuberculosis bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) isn't active at all. Instead, it hides inside cell aggregates, latent and persistent, waiting to break out.
National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Science and Technology of India, Wellcome-DBT India Alliance

Contact: Eric Sauter
esauter@scripps.edu
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

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

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