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Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Social service barriers delay care among women with abnormal cancer screening
A recent study performed by researchers at Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health, and Tufts Medical Center found that women with multiple barriers to healthcare, especially those with social barriers such as problems with housing and income, experienced delays in cancer screening follow up compared to those with fewer barriers or no social barriers.

Contact: Gina Orlando
gina.orlando@bmc.org
617-638-8490
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Oct-2013
International Journal of Global Warming
Loss and damage from climate change
An open access special issue of the International Journal of Global Warming brings together, for the first time, empirical evidence of loss and damage from the perspective of affected people in nine vulnerable countries. The articles in this special issue show how climatic stressors affect communities, what measures households take to prevent loss and damage, and what the consequences are when they are unable to adjust sufficiently.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Journal of Nutrition
New testing strategy detects population-wide vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Levels of certain proteins in the bloodstream may be used to estimate levels of essential vitamins and minerals without directly testing for each nutritional factor. Researchers used a new strategy that allowed them to indirectly measure amounts of multiple nutrients in multiple people at the same time, an advance that should make it possible to rapidly detect nutritional deficiencies of an entire population, apply remediation efforts and test their worth within months instead of years.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sight & Life Research Institute, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Oct-2013
Lancet Global Health
Deadly gaps persist in new drug development for neglected diseases
In a study published today in the open-access journal the Lancet Global Health, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and other researchers report a persistent deficiency in truly new therapeutics for neglected diseases, despite nominal progress and an acceleration in research and development (R&D) efforts. This continued "fatal imbalance" in medical R&D points to the urgent need to develop and deliver groundbreaking new treatments for the world's poorest and most neglected patients.

Contact: Oliver Yun
oyun@dndi.org
646-266-5216
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 23-Oct-2013
'Saving Brains' of kids in developing countries: Grand Challenges Canada funds 14 bold new ideas
A new project in Ghana will demonstrate how medical staff and parents anywhere can use simple, affordable ways of soothing infants and reduce the damage to the brains of pre-term babies caused by the chronic pain of hospital needles and other daily procedures. It is one of 14 creative ideas for improving the early brain development of children in low-resource countries to be supported with CDN $10.1 million from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
McGill/MUHC research team wins global innovation award for HIVSmart self-screening strategy and app
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University congratulate the team led by Dr. Nitika Pant Pai for receiving the international 2013 Accelerating Science Award Program. The team won global recognition for developing an innovative self-test screening strategy for the HIV. The award, funded by Public Library of Science, Google and Wellcome Trust, recognizes scientific innovations borne out of Open Access research that address real world challenges.
Public Library of Science, Google, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Julie Robert
julie.robert@muhc.mcgill.ca
514-934-1934 x71381
McGill University Health Centre

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New artificial protein mimics a part of the HIV outer coat
A team of scientists at Duke Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has created an artificial protein coupled with a sugar molecule that mimics a key site on the outer coat of HIV where antibodies can bind to neutralize a wide variety of HIV strains.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Biochemistry
BUSM researchers make a case for free fatty acids
In a recent study in the journal Biochemistry, a research group led by James A. Hamilton, PhD, professor of physiology, biophysics and radiology at Boston University School of Medicine, applied novel fluorescent methods to measure the rate by which fatty acids bind to and move across the fatty acid membrane to become metabolized.

Contact: Gina Orlando
gina.orlando@bmc.org
617-638-8490
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Oct-2013
Lauren Sciences LLC research team at Ben-Gurion University successfully completes Campbell Foundation 1-year grant to develop V-SmartTM therapeutic for neuro-HIV
Lauren Sciences, a privately-held biotechnology company furthering development of V-Smart™ therapeutics based upon its novel nanovesicle platform technology, announced today successful completion by its research team at Ben-Gurion University of the first stage of developing a V-Smart™ therapeutic for the treatment of neuro-HIV. The development of this V-Smart™ therapeutic, that systemically delivers tenofovir across the blood brain barrier into the brain for treatment of neuro-HIV, was supported by a grant from The Campbell Foundation.
Campbell Foundation

Contact: Susan Rosenbaum
info@laurensciences.com
917-397-2826
Lauren Sciences LLC

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
American Journal of Public Health
Study of decline of malaria in the US could affect approach to malaria epidemic abroad, UT Arlington researcher says
A study of the eradication of the mosquito-borne disease in the US has implications for the approach to malaria abroad, says Daniel Sledge, assistant professor of political science.

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
IPM receives 2 awards from USAID through PEPFAR to advance HIV prevention technologies for women
The International Partnership for Microbicides announced today that it has received two competitive five-year awards with a combined US$40 million ceiling from the US Agency for International Development provided through the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Both awards aim to advance new HIV prevention tools for women and to help ensure their availability in developing countries where the epidemic has hit hardest.

Contact: Holly Seltzer
hseltzer@IPMglobal.org
301-608-4277
International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM)

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
URC leads new USAID project to improve Haiti's health care system
University Research Co., LLC is leading a new project in Haiti, a country with complex public health issues, to improve the population's health status. The project, called Quality Health Services for Haiti (Services de Santé de Qualité pour Haïti – SSQH) North, is funded by the US Agency for International Development. URC and its partners will support the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population to increase the use and quality of its primary care and community services.
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Elizabeth Ransom
eransom@urc-chs.com
301-941-8442
University Research Co., LLC

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Breast milk protein may be key to protecting babies from HIV infection
A substance in breast milk that neutralizes HIV and may protect babies from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been identified for the first time by researchers at Duke Medicine.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Duke University School of Medicine, Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Oct-2013
Journal of Applied Physics
Salmonella sensing system
Foodborne illnesses spread easily and, as such, are a difficult-to-control problem -- even more so in developing nations. Quick detection can play a critical role in halting the spread of contamination. Traditional detection methods, however, tend to be haltingly slow. Recognizing the need for a real-time biosensing system to detect pathogenic bacteria, a team at Auburn University came up with a novel design, which they describe in the AIP's Journal of Applied Physics.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
5-year-old children are as likely to suffer from bilharzia as their mothers
Children of women harboring the bilharzia (schistosomiasis) worm during pregnancy are more likely to suffer the infection by the age of five years, a new study publishing Oct. 17, 2013, in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases has found.

Contact: Dr. Robert Tweyongyere
tmrobert966@gmail.com
PLOS

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Pioneering use of oral cholera vaccine during outbreak
A Medecins Sans Frontieres vaccination campaign of more than 300,000 people in Guinea shows feasibility of oral cholera vaccine for control of future epidemics.
Médecins Sans Frontières

Contact: Sandra Murillo
Sandra.Murillo@newyork.msf.org
212-763-5765
PLOS

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Human neutrophil peptide-1: A new anti-leishmanial drug candidate
As drug-resistant strains of Leishmaniasis spread, new non-toxic therapy could open a new front in the battle against this deadly parasite.
Pasteur Institute of Iran

Contact: Sima Rafati
sima-rafatisy@pasteur.ac.ir
98-216-695-3311 x21
PLOS

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
PLOS ONE
Rapid blood test to diagnose sepsis at the bedside could save thousands of lives, study suggests
Researchers at King's College London have identified a biomarker -- a biological 'fingerprint' -- for sepsis in the blood, and showed it could be possible to diagnose the condition within two hours by screening for this biomarker at a patient's bedside.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, UK National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Katherine Barnes
katherine.barnes@kcl.ac.uk
44-207-848-3076
King's College London

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Iron supplementation can provide cognitive and physical benefits to anemic children
Giving daily iron supplements to anemic primary-school-aged children can have cognitive and physical benefits, according to a study published in CMAJ.

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
613-520-7116 x2224
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
A*STAR and NUS launch joint center to advance research on nutrition
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and A*STAR will be jointly establishing the S$148 million Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development. This collaboration between the NUS's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences is set to become the leading center in Asia for research in the nexus between nutritional sciences, metabolic diseases and human development.
A*STAR, NUS

Contact: Vithya Selvam
vithya_selvam@a-star.edu.sg
656-826-6291
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Study finds high-risk travelers account for nearly 1 in 5 persons seeking pre-travel advice
Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Boston Medical Center have found that high-risk travelers account for nearly 20 percent of patients using the five clinics of the Boston Area Travel Medicine Network. The study, which appears online in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also found that these travelers often visited destinations with malaria and typhoid risk.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Boston Medical

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
New initiative supports research to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries
The Wellcome Trust, the Department for International Development, the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council today announced a £15 million collaboration to support research that will generate practical measures to improve health systems in low- and middle-income countries.
Wellcome Trust

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

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
New studies show cholera emerging as a driver of progress in public health in Haiti
The deadly cholera epidemic that rocked earthquake-shattered Haiti in 2010, claiming 8,000 lives and counting, has rallied the public health community to seek water and sewer improvements that, combined with vaccination, could prevent some 89,000 future cholera infections. These findings are among the many insights published this month in a special section of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene documenting the public health response to the largest national cholera outbreak in modern history.

Contact: Bridget DeSimone
bdesimone@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5735
Burness Communications

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
AIDS Vaccine 2013
HIV vaccines elicit immune response in infants
A new analysis of two HIV vaccine trials that involved pediatric patients shows that the investigational vaccines stimulated a critical immune response in infants born to HIV-infected mothers, researchers at Duke Medicine report.

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Pediatrics
Combination of anemia and high altitude increases poor outcomes in children with pneumonia
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, and a study from an international group of researchers now finds that the risk of poor outcomes -- including persistent pneumonia, secondary infections, organ failure or death -- in children who contract pneumonia is four times higher in those who also have anemia and live at high altitudes.
World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kory Dodd Zhao
kzhao2@partners.org
617-726-0274
Massachusetts General Hospital

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