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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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2013
Cell
Spanish researchers writing in cell describe the 9 hallmarks of aging
The prestigious journal Cell is now publishing an exhaustive review of the subject that aims to set things straight and "serve as a framework for future studies." All the molecular indicators of aging in mammals -- the nine signatures that mark the advance of time -- are set out in its pages. And the authors also indicate which can be acted upon in order to prolong life, while debunking a few myths like the belief that antioxidants can delay aging.

Contact: CNIO Communication Department
comunicacion@cnio.es
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Public Release: 5-Jun-2013
10 years of health innovation in Africa
Days after two landmark resolutions were adopted at the World Health Assembly -- on NTDs and on R&D, financing and coordination for the health needs of developing countries -- over 400 scientists, representatives and ministers of health, ambassadors, national control program representatives, African regulators, health workers, public health experts, and activists from 21 African countries and from around the world gather in Nairobi to take stock of health innovation for neglected diseases in Africa over the past decade.

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

Public Release: 5-Jun-2013
PLOS ONE
University of Maryland School of Medicine finds gut bacteria play key role in vaccination
The bacteria that live in the human gut may play an important role in immune response to vaccines and infection by wild-type enteric organisms, according to two recent studies resulting from a collaborative effort between the University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences and the Center for Vaccine Development.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US Department of Health and Human Services

Contact: Bill Seiler
bseiler@umm.edu
410-328-8919
University of Maryland Medical Center

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

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