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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Protein discovery fuels redesign of mosquito-based malaria vaccine
A promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission could be a step closer, as a result of experts uncovering new information about the targeted protein.

Contact: Media
Monash University

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
World spends more than $200 billion to make countries healthier
The world invested more than $200 billion to improve health in lower-income countries over the past 15 years. Global health financing increased significantly after 2000, when the United Nations established the Millennium Development Goals, which included a strong focus on health. This trend in funding has only recently started to change, according to new research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
The Lancet
Experts: Risk of hepatitis E outbreak 'very high' in earthquake-ravaged Nepal
During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a 'very high' risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world.

Contact: Brandon Howard
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Environmental Science & Technology
Meeting global air quality guidelines could prevent 2.1 million deaths per year
A team of environmental engineering and public health researchers developed a global model that demonstrates how much cleaner different parts of the world would need to be in order to substantially reduce death from outdoor air pollution. They were surprised to find the importance of cleaning air not just in the dirtiest parts of the world, but also in cleaner environments like the US, Canada and Europe.

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 16-Jun-2015
Development assistance for health has increased since 1990 for low-income countries
Funding for health in developing countries has increased substantially since 1990, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and newborn and child health, and limited funding for noncommunicable diseases, according to a study in the June 16 issue of JAMA.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Researchers link Ebola news coverage to public panic using Google, Twitter data
A team of researchers fit a mathematical contagion model for the spread of disease to Twitter and Google search trend data in the wake of the US Ebola outbreak of October 2014 and discovered that media reports incited sizable public concern before a 'boredom' effect prevailed.

Contact: Sherry Towers
Arizona State University

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
World Development
New study finds that orange sweet potato reduces diarrhea in children
A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. Other studies have shown that vitamin A supplementation reduces diarrhea incidence in children, particularly those who are undernourished or suffering from severe infections. This newly published research is the first to show that an agricultural food-based approach can improve health in young children.

Contact: Vidushi Sinha

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Conservation policies could improve human health
An analysis of four years of data on disease, climate, demographics, public health services and land use change in 700 municipalities within the Brazilian Amazon reveals that measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment might also deliver public health benefits.

Contact: Diana Harvey
Duke University

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Grand Challenges Canada thanks government of Canada for renewed commitment to improving health
The Government of Canada today committed a further CDN $161 million (US $130 million) to continue the work of Grand Challenges Canada in improving the health of mothers, newborns and children in the developing world. The Hon. Christian Paradis, Canada's Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, made the announcement with Grand Challenges Canada CEO Peter Singer at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Kids, a major center of innovation in MNCH, Canada's top development priority.
Government of Canada

Contact: Lode Roels
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Pew names top Latin American scientists as fellows
The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 10 postdoctoral scientists to the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences.
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Contact: Matthew Mulkey
Pew Charitable Trusts

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
First-ever observation of the native capside of a retrovirus
Researchers working at the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo (member of the Institut Pasteur International Network), in collaboration with the Uruguayan Medical School, obtained for the first time ever high-resolution images of the Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) capsid protein. Their images reveal unprecedented elements of flexibility in this protein, which are key for the assembly of the infectious particle. These findings, reported today in Science, represent a major progress in understanding retrovirus biology, opening new avenues towards the development of antiretroviral therapies.

Contact: Mateo Mera
Institut Pasteur de Montevideo

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
2015 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference
Cutting-edge research unveiled at 2015 AAPS National Biotechnology Conference
Innovative vaccine and tumor research will be unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' National Biotechnology Conference. The meeting takes place Monday, June 8-10 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Contact: Stacey May
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Emerging Infectious Diseases
West African Ebola virus strain less virulent than prototype 1976 strain
The Makona strain of Ebola virus circulating in West Africa for the past year takes roughly two days longer to cause terminal disease in an animal model compared to the original 1976 Mayinga strain isolated in Central Africa, according to a new NIH report. The new study suggests the current virus has a decreased ability to cause disease in their animal model compared to the 1976 strain.
NIH/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ken Pekoc
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
PLOS Medicine
Parasite re-infection reduced by handwashing or nail clipping in Ethiopian children
Promotion of handwashing with soap and weekly nail clipping are both successful strategies to decrease intestinal parasite re-infection rates in school aged Ethiopian children, according to a study published by Mahmud Abdulkader Mahmud and colleagues from Mekelle University, Ethiopia, in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: PLOS Medicine

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Vanderbilt University receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
Vanderbilt biologist Laurence Zwiebel has received a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant to create a wrist-band device that vaporizes a super-repellant thousands of times more powerful than DEET to create a personal no-fly zone that protects people from mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects.
Gates Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Important new research on early palliative care for advanced cancer patients published
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and Mount Sinai in New York have just published new research which for the first time provides strong evidence on the economic benefits of early palliative care intervention for people with an advanced cancer diagnosis. Their findings were published today in the highly esteemed international peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Contact: Yolanda Kennedy
Trinity College Dublin

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Malaria Journal
Modern housing reduces malaria risk
As mosquitoes become resistant to insecticides and malaria parasites become resistant to drugs, researchers looked at how making changes to houses might contribute to tackling the deadly disease. They revealed that people living in modern homes were 47 percent less likely to be infected with malaria than those living in traditional houses, which suggests that housing is an important risk factor for malaria.
Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health, National Institutes of Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Medical Research Council, Department for International Development

Contact: Katie Steels
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
The Lancet
As death rates drop, nonfatal diseases and injuries take a bigger toll on health globally
People across the world are living longer but spending more time in ill health as rates of nonfatal diseases and injuries -- including diabetes and hearing loss -- decline more slowly than death rates, according to a new analysis of 301 diseases and injuries in 188 countries.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Antibody response linked to lower mother-to-child HIV transmission
How most babies are protected from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been a matter of scientific controversy. Now researchers at Duke Medicine provide new data identifying an antibody response that had long been discounted as inadequate to confer protection.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Virus evolution and human behavior shape global patterns of flu movement
The global movement patterns of all four seasonal influenza viruses are illustrated in research published today in the journal Nature, providing a detailed account of country-to-country virus spread over the last decade and revealing unexpected differences in circulation patterns between viruses.
Royal Society, US National Institutes of Health

Contact: Craig Brierley
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 5-Jun-2015
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
More accurate continuous glucose monitoring systems can reduce frequency of hypoglycemic episodes
In silico experiments demonstrate that advanced sensor and software technology that improves the accuracy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) can enable better detection of dangerously low blood sugar and reduced frequency of hypoglycemic episodes. The significance of this direct relationship between the accuracy of CGM and a reduction in hypoglycemia is explored in a Commentary published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes malaria breakthroughs
The 2015 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize will be awarded to Ruth S. Nussenzweig and Victor Nussenzweig, both faculty at the NYU Langone Medical Center, and Tu Youyou of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, for their pioneering discoveries in chemistry and parasitology, and their personal commitment to translating these discoveries into effective chemotherapeutic and vaccine-based approaches to controlling malaria.
Warren Alpert Foundation

Contact: David Cameron
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
Child-friendly formulation of WHO-recommended HIV treatment approved by US FDA
Infants and young children living with HIV will finally have access to an improved formulation of an antiretroviral treatment, following the US Food and Drug Administration's tentative approval last week of lopinavir/ritonavir oral pellets developed by the Indian generic company Cipla.

Contact: Sian Bowen
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 4-Jun-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Cozy niches: Certain host cell environments make malaria parasites resistant to drugs
A study published on June 4 in PLOS Pathogens shows that the different metabolic states of human host cells provide different growth conditions for Plasmodium parasites. It warns that, as a consequence, drugs that work against one Plasmodium species might fail to be effective against the other.

Contact: Andy Waters

Public Release: 2-Jun-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Immunity enzyme defends against tuberculosis infection, study by UTSW scientists shows
A study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified how an enzyme involved in protecting the body from pathogens senses Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterial pathogen that infects millions of people worldwide and causes about 1.5 million deaths annually.
National Institutes of Health, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Debbie Bolles
UT Southwestern Medical Center

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