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Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Journal of Virology
Chikungunya poised to invade the Americas
A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology.

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2014
BJU International
Circumcision could prevent prostate cancer... if it's performed after the age of 35
Researchers at the University of Montreal and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique-Institut-Armand-Frappier have shown that men circumcised after the age of 35 were 45 percent less at risk of later developing prostate cancer than uncircumcised men.
Cancer Research Society, Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation, Fonds de recherche du Québec Santé

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-566-3813
University of Montreal

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Genome Research
Scientists generate 3-D structure for the malaria parasite genome
A research team led by a University of California Riverside scientist has generated a 3-D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite's life cycle -- the first time such 3-D architecture has been generated during the progression of the life cycle of a parasite. The team found that genes that need to be highly expressed in the parasite tend to cluster in the same area of the cell nucleus.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Global Public Health
Pharmocogenomics has not fulfilled its promise to developing countries
From 1997 to 2010, despite promises made by the international scientific community, pharmacogenomic research produced few studies focusing on rare, orphan and tropical diseases prevalent in developing countries.

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-566-3813
University of Montreal

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Global partners are taking the 'neglect' out of 'neglected tropical diseases'
Global leaders gathered in Paris today at the Institut Pasteur to announce that this partnership has catalyzed momentum and crucial resources against NTDs -- parasitic and bacterial infections that put one in six people worldwide at risk of being sickened, disabled or disfigured.

Contact: My-Thuan Tran
mtran@globalhealthstrategies.com
33-638-287-202
Global Health Strategies

Public Release: 1-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Unvaccinated infants act as 'kindling' to fuel epidemics
Nearly four million children under five die from vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide each year, and two University of Michigan doctoral ecology students are working to change that.

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Pediatrics
Burden of diabetic ketoacidosis still unacceptably high
Diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening but preventable condition, remains an important problem for youth with diabetes and their families.
Center for Disease Control Division of Diabetes Translation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jackie Brinkman
jackie.brinkman@ucdenver.edu
303-724-1525
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Communications Studies
Stigmas, once evolutionarily sound, are now bad health strategies
Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers.

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@ps.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
UCL and Novo Nordisk partner to take action against urban diabetes
UCL is partnering with Novo Nordisk and the Steno Diabetes Center -- a world leading institution in diabetes care and prevention -- to launch the Cities Changing Diabetes initiative, an ambitious new partnership program to fight urban diabetes.

Contact: Henry Rummins
h.rummins@ucl.ac.uk
020-767-99063
University College London

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Scripps Florida scientist awarded $2.3 million to study dengue fever and related viruses
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have been awarded $2.3 million to study a category of viruses that cause dengue fever, West Nile, yellow fever and other diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks.

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Congress budget pact good for global health but NIH cuts threaten US innovations
While a ceasefire in Washington's budget wars has restored funding for a range of programs targeting global health threats like AIDS and tuberculosis, the simultaneous underfunding of the world's biggest sponsor of global health research and development puts future progress at risk, warns a new report from a coalition of nonprofit groups focused on advancing innovation to save lives. The Global Health Technologies Coalition released their annual policy report today at a Capitol Hill briefing.

Contact: Katy Lenard
klenard@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5719
GHTC

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
New $1.5 million grant boosts local efforts to save lives of moms and babies during childbirth
A Vancouver-led research initiative to prevent deaths of moms and babies got a boost recently with a new $1.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will expand efforts to improve diagnosis and care for pregnant women with pre-eclampsia.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Dunn
sdunn@cfri.ca
604-875-2678
Child & Family Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Lancet Global Health
Economic growth no cure for child undernutrition
A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world's poorest children. The study, from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, University of Goettingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found that economic growth was associated with small or no declines in stunting, underweight, and wasting -- all signs of undernutrition.
University of Göttingen, Germany

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Pilot Islamic-compliant livestock insurance product in Africa pays pastoralists in drought-prone Kenya
For the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant financial instrument with innovative use of satellite imagery is compensating Muslim pastoralists for drought-induced losses suffered in Kenya's northeastern Wajir County, where livestock are valued at Ksh 46 billion (USD 550 million).

Contact: Nancy Moss
nmoss@burnesscommunications.com
254-729-991-028
Burness Communications

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
ASM General Meeting Awards Banquet and Dinner
ASU scientist Roy Curtiss receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ASM
Roy Curtiss III, a scientist at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Microbiology.

Contact: Joseph Caspermeyer
Joseph.Caspermeyer@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
IDRI receives $3.4 million grant extension for TB drug discovery
IDRI's drug discovery efforts continue to grow with a recently awarded grant extension of $3.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The additional funding was awarded to Tanya Parish, Ph.D., IDRI's Vice President of Drug Discovery, and supplements an earlier grant awarded in 2010, for a total of $7.8 million. The grant is focused on identifying new leads and drug targets for tuberculosis with the goal of producing new drugs to treat TB.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Lee Schoentrup
lee.schoentrup@idri.org
206-858-6064
Infectious Disease Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
NIH grants up to $28 million to group led by Scripps Research for work on ebola treatment
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant of up to $28 million to establish a new center for excellence to find an antibody 'cocktail' to fight the deadly Ebola virus. The project, which involves researchers from 15 institutions, will be led by Erica Ollmann Saphire, professor at the Scripps Research Institute.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Optical Materials Express
Shrink wrap used to enhance detection of infectious disease biomarkers
A new nanotechnology method -- employing common, everyday shrink wrap -- may make highly sensitive, extremely low-cost diagnosis of infectious disease agents possible. The new technique, described in a paper published today in the Optical Society's journal Optical Materials Express, offers a way to significantly boost the signal of fluorescent markers used in biosensing, by depositing a combination of metals onto shrink wrap.

Contact: Lyndsay Meyer
lmeyer@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Blood
Low levels of oxygen, nitric oxide worsen sickle cell disease
Low levels of both oxygen and the powerful blood vessel dilator nitric oxide appear to have an unfortunate synergy for patients with sickle cell disease, researchers report.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@gru.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Weak spot of parasitic worms attacked to cure tropical diseases
Researchers are developing new drug treatments to tackle river blindness and elephantiasis, which affect up to 150 million people across the world.
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria among children in the United States on the rise
Infections caused by a specific type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in US children, according to new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. While still rare, the bacteria are increasingly found in children of all ages, especially those 1-5 years old, raising concerns about dwindling treatment options.

Contact: Nancy DiFiore
nancy_difiore@rush.edu
312-942-5159
Rush University Medical Center

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Among US children, more infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria
Infections caused by a concerning type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise in US children, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and available online. Although still uncommon, the bacteria are increasingly found in children of all ages, especially those one to five years old, raising concerns about dwindling treatment options.

Contact: Terri Christene Phillips
cphillips@idsociety.org
703-299-9865
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Scientist receives NIH grant to find cure for infectious disease
A Clemson University scientist was awarded a two-year, $147,157 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to find a cure for an infectious disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Lesly A. Temesvari
ltemesv@clemson.edu
864-656-6387
Clemson University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Past HIV vaccine trials reveal new path to success
A multi-national research team led by Duke Medicine scientists has identified a subclass of antibodies associated with an effective immune response to an HIV vaccine.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting & Exposition
No-refrigeration, spray vaccine could curb diseases in remote areas
A new kind of single-dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn't require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape -- get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Researchers presented the latest design and testing of these 'nanovaccines' at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

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