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Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Beating blindness with vegetable oil
Findings published today in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology suggest that incubating retinal cells with vegetable oils induces biochemical and biophysical changes in the cell membrane, which may have a beneficial effect in preventing or slowing the development of retinopathy.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
jenny.ryan@nrcresearchpress.com
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Environmental Modeling & Software
Tufts scientists develop new early warning system for cholera epidemics
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have established new techniques for predicting the severity of seasonal cholera epidemics months before they occur and with a greater degree of accuracy than other methods based on remote satellite imaging.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alexander Reid
Alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
E-Health services ill-prepared for epidemics
National and international organizations are ill-prepared to exploit e-health systems in the event of the emergence of a major pandemic disease, according to a research paper to be published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
Evolution and Human Behavior
UCSB anthropologists study testosterone spikes in non-competitive activities
The everyday physical activities of an isolated group of forager-farmers in central Bolivia are providing valuable information about how industrialization and its associated modern amenities may impact health and wellness.

Contact: Andrea Estrada
andrea.estrada@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4620
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
PLOS Medicine
Conflicts of interest common among panel members of guidelines that expand disease definitions
An assessment of expert members of panels making decisions about definitions or diagnostic criteria for common conditions in the US, which were published in guidelines used by physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for patients, found that most members had ties to industry. The assessment was made in a study from Ray Moynihan of Bond University, Queensland, Australia, and colleagues published in this week's issue of PLOS Medicine.
National Health and Medical Research Council/Screening and Test Evaluation Program Grant

Contact: Fiona Godwin
fgodwin@plos.org
01-223-442-834
PLOS

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Science
Infectious diseases and climate change intersect with no simple answers
Climate change is already affecting the spread of infectious diseases -- and human health and biodiversity worldwide -- according to disease ecologists reporting research results in this week's issue of the journal Science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Scientists develop method that ensures safe research on deadly flu viruses
The strategy will enable healthy molecules in human lung cells to latch on to these viruses and cut the bugs up before they have a chance to infect the human host.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Irrigation in arid regions can increase malaria risk for a decade
New irrigation systems in arid regions benefit farmers but can increase the local malaria risk for more than a decade -- which is longer than previously believed -- despite intensive and costly use of insecticides, new University of Michigan-led study in northwest India concludes.

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Addressing ethical, social, and cultural issues in global health research
Resolving complex ethical, social and cultural issues in the early stage of a global health research project or clinical trial can improve the impact and quality of that research, a new report says.

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

Public Release: 8-Aug-2013
PLOS ONE
UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory is a model for Sub-Saharan Africa
The UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory has provided an invaluable service to patients and has also built capacity at a national teaching hospital, according to an analysis of the first 20 months of operation published online by PLOS ONE.

Contact: William Davis
william_davis@med.unc.edu
919-966-5906
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 8-Aug-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Engineered rice protects against rotavirus infection
In the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Yoshikazu Yuki and colleagues at the University of Tokyo report the development of a strain of rice that produces a rotavirus-specific antibody.
Programs of Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology

Contact: Corinne Williams
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
Nature
The temperature tastes just right
Animals have evolved very sensitive temperature sensors to detect the relatively narrow margin in which they can survive. Until recently, scientists knew little about how these sensors operated. Now, a team of Brandeis University scientists has discovered a previously unknown molecular temperature sensor in fruit flies responsible for sensing tastes and smells. These types of sensors are present in disease-spreading insects like mosquitoes and may help scientists better understand how insects target humans and spread disease.

Contact: Deb Filcman
filcman@brandeis.edu
781-736-4212
Brandeis University

Public Release: 2-Aug-2013
Journal of Biological Chemistry
New findings could influence the development of therapies to treat dengue disease
New research into the fight against Dengue, an insect-borne tropical disease that infects up to 390 million people worldwide annually, may influence the development of anti-viral therapies that are effective against all four types of the virus.

Contact: Philippa Walker
philippa.walker@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-7777
University of Bristol

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
Biomicrofluidics
Catching cancer early by chasing it
Reaching a clinic in time to receive an early diagnosis for cancer -- when the disease is most treatable -- is a global problem. And now a team of Chinese researchers proposes a global solution: have a user-friendly diagnostic device travel to the patient, anywhere in the world.

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

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
Boston Medical Center and BU School of Medicine partner with Jawaharlal Institute to study TB
Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are partnering with the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research to study tuberculosis. This research is supported by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the Indo-US Vaccine Action Program.
the Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program

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

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation
An app to lead the blind
A smartphone app that keeps track of your location and distance walked from home or hotel and warns you when you are likely to be caught out after dark has been developed by researchers in Pakistan to help sufferers of the debilitating disease night blindness. The app can also help travelers with the disease pinpoint hotels should they find themselves too far from base to get home safely.

Contact: Albert Ang
press@inderscience.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 30-Jul-2013
Child Development
Disabled children treated more harshly in developing world
Children with disabilities receive harsher punishment across the developing world, according to a new study based on interviews with nearly 46,000 caregivers in 17 low- to middle-income countries.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alison Jones
alison.jones@duke.edu
919-681-8504
Duke University

Public Release: 30-Jul-2013
Child Development
Children with disabilities in developing countries at risk for harsher punishment
Children with disabilities who live in developing countries are more likely to experience harsh punishment than children without disabilities in those countries. It is estimated that 80 percent of those with a disability are living in low- or middle-income countries. Researchers looked at data from 46,000 parents and other caregivers of 2- to 9-year-olds in 17 low- and middle-income countries. They found that children with disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and violence.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health

Contact: Sarah Mandell
smandell@srcd.org
202-289-7903
Society for Research in Child Development

Public Release: 29-Jul-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New modular vaccine design combines best of existing vaccine technologies
Boston Children's researchers develop new method of vaccine design -- Multiple Antigen Presentation System. It could speed new vaccine development for range of globally serious pathogens, infectious agents. Method permits rapid construction of new vaccines that bring together benefits of whole-cell and acellular or defined subunit vaccination and activate mulitple arms of the immune system simultaneously against one or more pathogens, generating robust immune protection with lower risk of adverse effects.
Boston Children's Hospital

Contact: Meghan Weber
meghan.weber@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Boston Children's Hospital

Public Release: 28-Jul-2013
Nature Chemistry
Breakthrough in detecting DNA mutations could help treat tuberculosis, cancer
Researchers at the University of Washington and Rice University have developed a new method that can look at a specific segment of DNA and pinpoint a single mutation, which could help diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 25-Jul-2013
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Miriam researcher helps develop global hepatitis C recommendations for injection-drug users
Dr. Lynn Taylor from The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI was the only US researcher invited to join an expert panel to develop the first international recommendations for treating hepatitis C in people who inject drugs. She also wrote a separate paper calling for improved HCV care for individuals who are infected with both hepatitis C and HIV and also inject drugs.

Contact: Jessica Collins Grimes
jgrimes2@lifespan.org
Lifespan

Public Release: 24-Jul-2013
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Combining treatments for people who inject drugs is the first step towards eliminating hepatitis C
The burden of liver disease could be dramatically reduced by scaling up the combination of interventions for hepatitis C infection among people who inject drugs according to University of Bristol researchers. The findings, published today [24 July], form part of new global recommendations on treating the virus.

Contact: Caroline Clancy
caroline.clancy@bristol.ac.uk
44-011-792-88086
University of Bristol

Public Release: 23-Jul-2013
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Natural pest control protein effective against hookworm: A billion could benefit
A benign crystal protein, produced naturally by bacteria and used as an organic pesticide, could be a safe, inexpensive treatment for parasitic worms in humans and provide effective relief to over a billion people around the world. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, report on this potentially promising solution in a study published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 23-Jul-2013
Cell Host & Microbe
Mount Sinai researchers identify vulnerabilities of the deadly Ebola virus
Disabling a protein in Ebola virus cells can stop the virus from replicating and infecting the host, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2013
University of Tennessee professors explore end-of-life needs for HIV/AIDS patients
Approximately 10,000 Americans die with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis each year, and many of these patients lack access to the care they need at the end of their lives. This is especially true for those who live in the Appalachian region. A group of nursing professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is embarking on a study to try to change this.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Whitney Heins
wheins@utk.edu
865-974-5460
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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