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Public Release: 25-Jun-2013
UW awarded $10 million to design paper-based diagnostic medical device
The University of Washington has received nearly $10 million from the US Department of Defense to continue a project aimed at building a small, paper-based device that could test for infectious diseases on-demand in areas where diagnostic capabilities are limited.

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

Public Release: 25-Jun-2013
Lauren Sciences LLC awarded second Michael J. Fox Foundation grant to further develop V-Smart™ Therapeutic for Parkinson's disease
Lauren Sciences LLC, a privately-held biotechnology company continuing development of its novel V-Smart™ platform technology, announced today the award of a second grant by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The company recently completed the first stage of developing V-Smart™-based therapeutics for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), which was funded by MJFF, whereby it demonstrated targeted delivery of GDNF (glial-derived neurotrophic factor) to brain regions in which neurons degenerate during the course of PD.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Contact: Susan Rosenbaum
srosenbaum@laurensciences.com
212-737-0455
Lauren Sciences LLC

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Sabin Vaccine Institute launches International Association of Immunization Managers
The Sabin Vaccine Institute today announced the launch of the newly-formed International Association of Immunization Managers. With the support of a five-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IAIM's objective is to help drive the achievement of national, regional and international immunization goals, including those in the Global Vaccine Action Plan, by fostering forward-thinking and superior management of immunization programs.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Deborah Elson
deborah.elson@sabin.org
202-621-1691
Sabin Vaccine Institute

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Malawi trial saves newborn lives
A five-year program that mobilized communities to improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns reduced newborn mortality by 30 percent and saved at least 1,000 newborn lives in rural Malawi.

Contact: Marshall Hoffman
marshall@hoffmanpr.com
703-533-3535
Hoffman & Hoffman Worldwide

Public Release: 24-Jun-2013
Journal of General Physiology
How cholera-causing bacteria respond to pressure
Cholera persists in part because V. cholera, the bacteria that causes the disease, is able to survive in diverse environments ranging from the intestinal lumen, to fresh water, to estuaries, to the sea. A study in The Journal of General Physiology provides new insights about the membrane components of V. cholera that enable it to withstand otherwise deadly increases in osmotic pressure resulting from changes in its surrounding environment.

Contact: Rita Sullivan King
news@rupress.org
212-327-8603
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 21-Jun-2013
Stanford's Environmental Ventures Projects program funds 7 new sustainability studies
The 2013 Environmental Venture Projects enable interdisciplinary research studies that propose practical solutions to major sustainability challenges.

Contact: Terry Nagel
tnagel@stanford.edu
650-498-0607
Stanford University

Public Release: 21-Jun-2013
DoD-funded research: Can climate change heat up conflict?
A University of Maryland-led team of policy experts and scientists is seeking to understand how the impacts of climate change could affect civil conflicts. The team will develop new models of the relationship between conflict, socioeconomic conditions and climate. These will help project future conflict and develop interventions. The US Department of Defense is funding the research through a new three-year, $1.9 million grant -- part of its highly selective Minerva program of social science research.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Neil Tickner
ntickner@umd.edu
301-405-4622
University of Maryland

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
DNDi receives the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Development Cooperation
Coinciding with its tenth anniversary year, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has been granted the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category. Its Executive Director, Bernard Pécoul, announced at a press conference that new drugs DNDi is working on "could dramatically change the management of some of these neglected diseases."

Contact: Violaine Dällenbach
vdallenbach@dndi.org
41-794-241-474
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
GHIT Fund celebrates historic beginning of Japanese R&D initiative in global health
Leading Japanese pharmaceutical companies, along with the Japanese government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, pledged their commitment to bolster Japan's contribution to global health through the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, at a press conference held as a side event to the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development on June 1.

Contact: Emily Koh
kohe@cosmopr.co.jp
81-355-612-915
Burness Communications

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
Paralysed with fear: The story of polio
Thanks to vaccination, polio has been pushed to the brink of extinction-- but can we finish the job? This is one of the big questions which a University of Bristol academic addresses in his new book, published next week.

Contact: Joanne Fryer
Joanne.fryer@bristol.ac.uk
44-011-733-17276
University of Bristol

Public Release: 19-Jun-2013
The Lancet
Children from the poorest families are twice as likely to contract malaria than the least poor
New research has found that wherever malaria occurs, the poorest children within the world's most impoverished communities are twice as likely to contract malaria than the least poor, suggesting that poverty alleviation will protect children from malaria.
Department for International Development

Contact: Claire Mulley
c.e.mulley@durham.ac.uk
01-913-346-077
Durham University

Public Release: 18-Jun-2013
Nutrition Journal
Iodine in bread not enough for pregnant women
Research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodized salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children.

Contact: Vicki Clifton
vicki.clifton@adelaide.edu.au
61-881-332-133
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Mayo Clinic: Rotavirus vaccine given to newborns in Africa is effective
Mayo Clinic and other researchers have shown that a vaccine given to newborns is at least 60 percent effective against rotavirus in Ghana. Rotavirus causes fever, vomiting and diarrhea, which in infants can cause severe dehydration. In developed nations, the condition often results in an emergency room visit or an occasional hospitalization, but is rarely fatal. In developing countries, however, rotavirus-related illness causes approximately 500,000 deaths per year. The findings appear this week in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
International Medical Foundation

Contact: Bob Nellis
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic

Public Release: 17-Jun-2013
Royal Society B
Treating infection may have sting in the tail, parasite study shows
Using drugs to treat an infection could allow other co-existing conditions to flourish, a study in wild animals has shown.
Natural Environment Research Council, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4401
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 14-Jun-2013
23rd Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH)
European Heart Journal
2013 ESH/ESC Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension
Lifestyle factors, lack of awareness by both patients and physicians, hesitancy in initiating and intensifying drug treatment, and healthcare structural deficiencies are amongst the reasons for the increasing problem of high blood pressure in Europe, according to new joint Guidelines issued today by the European Society of Hypertension and the European Society of Cardiology.

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu
press@escardio.org
33-492-947-756
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 13-Jun-2013
Social Science and Medicine
Literacy, not income, key to improving public health in India
New research suggests public health in developing countries may be better improved by reducing illiteracy rather than raising average income.

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
07-885-798-680
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 12-Jun-2013
Blood
New sickle cell anemia therapy advances to Phase II clinical trials
Seeking to improve the lives of sickle cell anemia sufferers around the world, researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center in Boston and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and others are preparing to launch Phase II of a clinical trial to investigate a potential new therapy for reducing the disorder's severest symptoms. More than 100,000 Americans and several million people worldwide suffer from this genetic disorder.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Bonnie Ward
contact@liai.org
619-303-3160
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
Paediatrics and International Child Health Journal
Why is my baby hospitalized? Many moms in under-developed countries don't know the answer
The communication gap between moms and providers in low-income countries about why sick newborns are hospitalized puts babies at higher health risks.
University of Michigan GlobalREACH

Contact: Beata Mostafavi
bmostafa@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Identification of animal disease-transmission agents based on social networks tools
Spanish and US scientists propose a new criterion to identify disease-transmission agents in an article published in the prestigious journal PNAS. Their study could make an important contribution to predicting the species most likely to cause future pandemics.

Contact: José María Gómez
jmgreyes@ugr.es
University of Granada

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
Fifth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
NTU designs social media and web system that can predict dengue hotspots
Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have developed a social media-based system called Mo-Buzz that can predict where and when dengue might occur. It combines a web system that taps into historical data on weather and dengue incidents and swift reports by the public on mosquito bites and breeding sites via smart phones and tablets.
Media Development Authority of Singapore

Contact: Feisal Abdul Rahman
feisalar@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06687
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 11-Jun-2013
PLOS Medicine
Walking or cycling to work linked to health benefits in India
People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes or high blood pressure, a study has found.

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-2198
Imperial College London

Public Release: 10-Jun-2013
PLOS ONE
Cost-effective: Universal HIV testing in India
A new study using a sophisticated statistical model, projects that providing universal HIV testing for India's billion-plus population every five years would prove to be a cost-effective approach to managing the epidemic, even with more intensive testing for high-risk groups. Results appear in the journal PLoS One.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
$18 million to study deadly secrets of flu, Ebola, West Nile viruses
In an effort to sort out why some viruses such as influenza, Ebola and West Nile are so lethal, a team of US researchers plans a comprehensive effort to model how humans respond to these viral pathogens.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Yoshihiro Kawaoka
kawaokay@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Access to health care among Thailand's poor reduces infant mortality
When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant mortality was reduced, even though the cost of medical care remained free for the poor, a new study shows.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Cheryl Lynn Reed
creed1@uchicago.edu
773-834-2240
Consortium on Financial Systems & Poverty

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Lancet
Rapid change in China brings significant improvements in health
In China between 1990 and 2010, communicable disease and child mortality decreased while life expectancy increased. But China faces significant challenges. The top five causes of health loss are dietary risks, high blood pressure, tobacco use, ambient air pollution, and household air pollution. Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer increased in the past 20 years. China has five cancers in its top 15 causes of premature mortality, more than any G20 country.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
stewartr@uw.edu
206-897-2863
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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