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Public Release: 5-Jun-2013
Nature
Researchers reveal malaria's deadly grip
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, the University of Oxford, NIMR Tanzania and Retrogenix Ltd., have identified how malaria parasites growing inside red blood cells stick to the sides of blood vessels in severe cases of malaria. The discovery may advance the development of vaccines or drugs to combat severe malaria by stopping the parasites attaching to blood vessels. The results are now published in the scientific journal Nature.

Contact: Thomas Lavstsen
thomasl@sund.ku.dk
45-30-23-91-13
University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
Fund launched to support research for health in humanitarian crises
A program to support research that will save lives following a humanitarian crisis is being launched by Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance, supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Department for International Development.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Jess Fisher
j.fisher@savethechildren.org.uk
44-292-080-3255
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 4-Jun-2013
CLEO: 2013 - the Premier International Laser and Electro-Optics Event
Detecting disease with a smartphone accessory
Engineers from Cornell University have created a new optical sensor that plugs in to a smartphone and, using disposable microfluidic chips, allows for inexpensive in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer linked to AIDS.

Contact: Brielle Day
bday@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Mosquitoes reared in cooler temperatures more susceptible to viruses that can affect human health
Virginia Tech scientists have discovered mosquitoes reared in cooler temperatures have weaker immune systems, making them more susceptible to dangerous viruses and thus more likely to transmit diseases to people. The finding may have a bearing on urban epidemics resulting from viral diseases, such as West Nile fever and chikungunya fever, which are transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

Contact: Lindsay Taylor Key
ltkey@vt.edu
540-231-6594
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
12 million mosquito nets and innovative thinking make Ghana malaria partnership a success
In a report to be released this month, the Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment Project will describe an innovative model for distributing over 12 million mosquito nets to prevent the transmission of malaria in Ghana.
US Agency for International Development

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

Public Release: 3-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New kind of antibiotic may be more effective at fighting tuberculosis, anthrax, and other diseases
Diseases such as tuberculosis, anthrax, and shigellosis -- a severe food-borne illness -- eventually could be treated with an entirely new and more-effective kind of antibiotic, say scientists who found 46 previously untested molecules that target and disrupt an important step in the process of protein synthesis in bacteria. These molecules render bacteria incapable of replicating.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
science@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 31-May-2013
Saint Louis University expands research to treat deadly childhood disease
Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death for young children around the world, killing more than 2,000 children under five each day. A grant from PATH's Drug Development program, established through an affiliation with OneWorld Health, is funding research at Saint Louis University's Center for World Health and Medicine for new medications to treat this global health problem.
PATH, OneWorld Health

Contact: Nancy Solomon
solomonn@slu.edu
314-977-8017
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 30-May-2013
No need to battle with cattle
A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society's Animal & Human Health for the Environment And Development Program, World Wildlife Fund, and regional partners finds that a new approach to beef production in southern Africa could positively transform livelihoods for farmers and pastoralists, while helping to secure a future for wildlife and wildlife-based tourism opportunities.

Contact: Scott Smith
ssmith@wcs.org
718-220-3698
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 30-May-2013
CLEO: 2013 - the Premier International Laser and Electro-Optics Event
New single virus detection techniques for faster disease diagnosis
Two independent teams have developed new optics-based methods for determining the exact viral load of a sample by counting individual virus particles. These new methods are faster and cheaper than standard tests and they offer the potential to conduct the measurements in a medical office or hospital instead of a laboratory.

Contact: Brielle Day
bday@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Journal of Dental Research
Report shows billions worldwide suffer from major tooth decay
Billions of people across the globe are suffering from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes of Queen Mary, University of London, published in the Journal of Dental Research.

Contact: Sarah Cox
s.cox@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-23004
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 30-May-2013
Tokyo International Conference on African Development
Japan to help fight diseases by screening massive drug compound 'libraries' for treatments
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, a new public-private partnership that's bringing Japanese research and development to the global fight against infectious disease, will announce at the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development a series of historic agreements to screen compound libraries at Japanese pharmaceutical companies and research institutes for new treatments for malaria, tuberculosis, and other afflictions that prey mainly on the poorest of the poor.

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

Public Release: 29-May-2013
Queen's University receives Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants
Queen's University Belfast has been announced as a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Scientists at the University's Institute for Global Food Security have been awarded grants to pursue two Innovative global health and development research projects aimed at tackling tropical diseases.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Anne-Marie Clarke
comms.officer@qub.ac.uk
44-028-909-75320
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 24-May-2013
Science
OHSU research highlights promising strategy to help vaccines outsmart HIV
A new discovery at Oregon Health and Science University highlights an ingenious method to ensure the body effectively reacts when infected with the highly-evasive HIV virus that causes AIDS. The method involves the use of cytomegalovirus as a vector to help a vaccine better instruct T cells how to identify and fight the virus.

Contact: Jim Newman
newmanj@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 21-May-2013
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
JPIDS: Releases consensus statement on research definitions for drug-resistant TB in children
The Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society today released its June issue, which includes a consensus statement of the global Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis. It establishes standardized definitions, measurements, and other key attributes that will effect research. This is the first step as the group of international stakeholders collaborate to raise visibility and share evidence and resources that can improve children's access to prompt and effective treatment.

Contact: Jodie Klein
jodieklein@kleinonpoint.com
703-528-3333
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Public Release: 20-May-2013
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
May research highlights from American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
These are AJTMH Top-line research highlights: 1) New Rapid Diagnostic Test for Worm Infection Provides Substantial Improvement Over Current Standard According to New African Field Study. 2. a) In a First for East Africa, Scientists Provide Detailed Evidence that Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) May Be Eliminated After 14 Years of Long-term Mass Drug Treatment. 2. b) Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) Could Make Comeback in Northwestern Uganda if Annual Drug Administrations to Fight Parasitic Disease Are Stopped, New Study Shows.

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

Public Release: 20-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Leading explanations for whooping cough's resurgence don't stand up to scrutiny
Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming resurgence.
National Institutes of Health, US Department of Homeland Security

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

Public Release: 15-May-2013
Cell
No idle chatter: Study finds malaria parasites 'talk' to each other
Melbourne scientists have made the surprise discovery that malaria parasites can 'talk' to each other -- a social behavior to ensure the parasite's survival and improve its chances of being transmitted to other humans. The finding could provide a niche for developing antimalarial drugs and vaccines that prevent or treat the disease by cutting these communication networks.
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Victorian Government

Contact: Liz Williams
williams@wehi.edu.au
61-405-279-095
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
New BUSM study explores providers' perceptions of parental concerns about HPV vaccination
A new Boston University School of Medicine study has found that low-income and minority parents may be more receptive to vaccinating their daughters against Human Papillomavirus, while white, middle-class parents are more likely to defer the vaccination.

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

Public Release: 14-May-2013
Zoonoses and Public Health
Human disease leptospirosis identified in new species, the banded mongoose, in Africa
Leptospirosis is the world's most common illness transmitted to humans by animals. It's a two-phase disease that begins with flu-like symptoms. If untreated, it can cause meningitis, liver damage, pulmonary hemorrhage, renal failure and death.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-May-2013
PLOS Medicine
Local community group activities may help reduce neonatal mortality in Vietnam
Community groups in rural Vietnam comprised of local health workers, politicians and laywomen (Maternal and Newborn Health Groups) set up to tackle challenges to maternal and neonatal health may reduce the neonatal death rate after three years and increase antenatal care attendance, according to a study by researchers from Sweden and Vietnam published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Lars Åke Persson
lars-ake.persson@kbh.uu.se
46-704-250-931
Uppsala University

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Lancet
New global study pinpoints main causes of childhood diarrheal diseases, suggests effective solutions
A new international study published in The Lancet provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrheal diseases, the second leading killer of young children globally, after pneumonia. The Global Enteric Multicenter Study is the largest study ever conducted on diarrheal diseases in developing countries, enrolling more than 20,000 children from seven sites across Asia and Africa.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Karen Robinson
KRobinson@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Study defines level of dengue virus needed for transmission
Researchers have identified the dose of dengue virus in human blood that is required to infect mosquitoes when they bite. Mosquitoes are essential for transmitting the virus between people so the findings have important implications for understanding how to slow the spread of the disease.
Wellcome Trust

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

Public Release: 13-May-2013
Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 14, 2013
Below is information about articles being published in the May 14 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for the full articles as a source of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage.

Contact: Megan Hanks
mhanks@acponline.org
215-351-2656
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 9-May-2013
Science
Using bacteria to stop malaria
Mosquitoes are deadly efficient disease transmitters. Research conducted at Michigan State University, however, demonstrates that they also can be equally adept in curing diseases such as malaria.
National Institutes of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 9-May-2013
OUP publishes advice from the CDC on travel and disease
CDC's user-friendly "Health Information for International Travel" (commonly known as the The Yellow Book) returns to provide the most up-to-date information on travel and disease.

Contact: Alana Podolsky
alana.podolsky@oup.com
212-726-6033
Oxford University Press

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