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Public Release: 1-Jul-2013
New guidelines pave the road for achieving an AIDS-free generation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation welcomes the World Health Organization's new HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention guidelines. For the first time, the 2013 guidelines combine recommendations across the continuum of HIV care and prevention programs, including expanding treatment eligibility for HIV-positive pregnant women, mothers, and children. These recommendations signify a major step forward in the global effort to achieve an AIDS-free generation, but will require a significant shift in current implementation efforts.

Contact: Johanna Harvey
jharvey@pedaids.org
202-280-1657
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Public Release: 1-Jul-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Cross-species malaria immunity induced by chemically attenuated parasites
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Michael Good and colleagues demonstrate that mice inoculated with a single species of attenuated parasite display immunity to multiple malaria species for over 100 days.
National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellowship, Griffith University

Contact: Jillian Hurst
press_releases@the-jci.org
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 30-Jun-2013
7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
DNDi and Cipla advance development of pediatric 4-in-1 ARVs to fulfill new WHO guidelines
The World Health Organization's new HIV treatment guidelines, released today at the 2013 International AIDS Society Conference, include new antiretroviral therapy recommendations for HIV-infected children, and will mean that more children will be on better treatments. The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative applauds the new guidelines and, with Cipla Ltd. and other partners, is expediting the development of urgently needed 4-in-1 ARVs adapted for babies and toddlers with HIV, to be delivered by 2015.

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

Public Release: 27-Jun-2013
Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Pneumonia revealed in a cough
A new method, which analyzes the sounds in a child's cough, could soon be used in poor, remote regions to diagnose childhood pneumonia reliably. According to Udantha Abeyratne from the University of Queensland in Australia and colleagues, this simple technique of recording coughs with a microphone on the patient's bedside table, has the potential to revolutionize the management of childhood pneumonia. Their work is published online in Springer's journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Sophia Grein
sophia.grein@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 26-Jun-2013
Cell biologist to begin work on discovering structure of malaria parasite genome
Plasmodium, which causes malaria, requires specific human and mosquito tissues to complete its life cycle. The progression and control of this life cycle could be better understood by studying changes of the 3-D structure of the parasite's genome. The University of California, Riverside and the University of Washington have received a four-year grant exceeding $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to discover this 3-D structure of Plasmodium's genome during the parasite's erythrocytic cycle.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 25-Jun-2013
Oncogene
USC research IDs potential treatment for deadly, HIV-related blood cancer
Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a promising new way to treat a rare and aggressive blood cancer most commonly found in people infected with HIV.
National Institutes of Health, STOP Cancer Foundation

Contact: Alison Trinidad
alison.trinidad@usc.edu
323-442-3941
University of Southern California - Health Sciences

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

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