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Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
DNDi welcomes the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and DNDi Japan, based in Tokyo, welcome the launch of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, an initiative supported by the Japanese government, several Japanese pharmaceutical companies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Transcendental Meditation significantly reduces posttraumatic stress in African refugees
The Transcendental Meditation technique has been shown to lower posttraumatic stress in veterans of Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan wars. This is the first study to look at PTS in African war refugees. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist scores in the TM group went from high PTS symptoms at baseline to a non-symptomatic level after 30-days TM practice, and remained low at 135-days, while scores in the control group trended upward from baseline to the two posttests.
David Lynch Foundation

Contact: Ken Chawkin
kchawkin@mum.edu
641-470-1314
Maharishi University of Management

Public Release: 7-Apr-2013
Regional World Health Summit, Asia, Singapore
Nature
Global burden of dengue is triple current estimates
The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization, according to a multinational study published today and part-funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Jen Middleton
j.middleton@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7262
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 5-Apr-2013
Diabetologia
Treatments, not prevention, dominate diabetes research
Research for diabetes is far more focused on drug therapies than preventive measures, and tends to exclude children and older people who have much to gain from better disease management, according to a Duke Medicine study.
US Food and Drug Administration

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

Public Release: 5-Apr-2013
PLOS ONE
Highly lethal Ebola virus has diagnostic Achilles' heel for biothreat detection, scientists say
By screening a library of a billion llama antibodies on live Ebola viruses in the Texas Biomedical Research Institute's highest biocontainment laboratory, scientists in San Antonio have identified a potential weakness in the make-up of these deadly agents that can immediately yield a sensitive test.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Texas Biomed

Contact: Joseph Carey
jcarey@txbiomed.org
210-258-9437
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
Nature
Researchers find potential map to more effective HIV vaccine
By tracking the very earliest days of one person's robust immune response to HIV, researchers have charted a new route for developing a long-sought vaccine that could boost the body's ability to neutralize the virus.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 1-Apr-2013
Genetics
Mosquito genetic complexity may take a bite out of efforts to control malaria
A team of scientists from West Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom found that the mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, which was thought to be splitting into two completely new species, may actually have a more complex range of forms due to frequent inter-mating. The resulting hybrids, in sub-Saharan western Africa, may have implications for insecticide resistance and malaria parasite infectivity.

Contact: Phyllis Edelman
pedelman@genetics-gsa.org
301-634-7302
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 27-Mar-2013
Journal of Human Resources
Sex discrimination begins in the womb
Women in India are more likely to get prenatal care when pregnant with boys, according to groundbreaking research that has implications for girls' health and survival.

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Ghanaian pregnant women who sleep on back at increased risk of stillbirth
Pregnant women in Ghana who slept on their back (supine sleep) were at an increased risk of stillbirth compared to women who did not sleep on their back, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher.

Contact: Mary Masson
mfmasson@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
Tobacco Control
Smokefree workplaces linked to smokefree homes in India
Adults in India are substantially more likely to abstain from smoking at home if they are prohibited from smoking at work, a new study has found.

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
Imperial College London

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
TB Vaccines Third Global Forum
Global scientific experts convene in Cape Town to report on progress toward tuberculosis vaccines
At a time of growing global concern about the rising level of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis in South Africa and worldwide, the world's top TB vaccine experts are meeting this week, the first time this scientific forum has been held in Africa, where they will present new research aimed at advancing development of vaccines against the deadly airborne disease.

Contact: Jamie Rosen
jrosen@aeras.org
27-766-593-409
Burness Communications

Public Release: 25-Mar-2013
Pediatrics
New urgency in battle against 'bound legs' disease
The harm done by konzo -- a disease overshadowed by the war and drought it tends to accompany -- goes beyond its devastating physical effects to impair children's memory, problem solving and other cognitive functions.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andy McGlashen
andy.mcglashen@cabs.msu.edu
517-420-1908
Michigan State University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2013
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making Journal
APL novel method accurately predicts disease outbreaks
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a way to accurately predict dengue fever outbreaks several weeks before they occur.
Department of Defense

Contact: Gina Ellrich
Gina.Ellrich@jhuapl.edu
240-228-7796
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2013
Scientific Translational Medicine
Malaria drug treatment breakthrough
An international study, involving researchers from Griffith University's Eskitis Institute, has discovered a molecule which could form the basis of powerful new anti-malaria drugs.

Contact: Helen Wright
helen.wright@griffith.edu.au
047-840-6565
Griffith University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2013
'Water Security': Experts propose a UN definition on which much depends
Calls have been growing for the UN Security Council to include water issues on its agenda. And there's rising international support for adopting "universal water security" as one of the Sustainable Development Goals -- a set of mid-term global objectives being formulated to succeed the UN's Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015). But what does "water security" mean? Marking World Water Day at UN Headquarters March 22, a common working definition was published, forged by UN and international experts from around the world.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
United Nations University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2013
Environmental Health Perspectives
Additional research must be done to ensure safety of pit latrines, new study says
Pit latrines are one of the most common human excreta disposal systems globally, and their use is on the rise as countries aim to meet the sanitation-related target of the Millennium Development Goals. Strong evidence supports the use of these basic toilets as a way to improve human health. However, improperly designed pit latrines can actually allow disease-causing microbes or other contaminants to leach into the groundwater.

Contact: Kathy Fackelmann
kfackelmann@gwu.edu
202-994-8354
George Washington University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
Low-cost 'cooling cure' would avert brain damage in oxygen-starved babies
When babies are deprived of oxygen before birth, brain damage can occur. Preventive treatment is not always available in developing nations. Johns Hopkins undergraduates have devised a low-tech $40 unit to provide protective cooling in the absence of hospital equipment that can cost $12,000.
Johns Hopkins University

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
prs@jhu.edu
443-287-9960
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
Frontiers announces launch of new open-access journal, Frontiers in Public Health
Frontiers in Public Health is the third journal to be launched as part of Frontiers' drive to branch out into all scientific and medical fields across the academic tree.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gozde.zorlu@frontiersin.org
Frontiers

Public Release: 21-Mar-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Findings to help in design of drugs against virus causing childhood illnesses
New research findings may help scientists design drugs to treat a virus infection that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children.The virus, called enterovirus 71, causes hand, foot and mouth disease, and is common throughout the world.

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2013
John Moores gives $2 million to Scripps Research to develop river blindness field test
Philanthropist, businessman and community leader John Moores has given the Scripps Research Institute approximately $2 million to fund the development of a new field test for Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, a parasitic infection that affects tens of millions of people in Africa, Latin America and other tropical regions.
John Moores

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

Public Release: 20-Mar-2013
New England Journal of Medicine
Follow-up study describes declining efficacy of malaria vaccine candidate over 4 years
Long-term follow-up of a phase II study from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Oxford University researchers in Kenya shows that the efficacy of a malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, wanes over time and varies with exposure to the malaria parasite.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Jen Middleton
j.middleton@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7262
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 19-Mar-2013
PLOS Medicine
African immunization systems fall short, African experts say
In Africa, issues of vaccine supply, financing, and sustainability require urgent attention if the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved, according to African experts writing in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai
syousufzai@plos.org
415-568-3164
PLOS

Public Release: 18-Mar-2013
Annals of Internal Medicine
Millions of people in Asia potentially exposed to health risks of popular herbal medicines
Scientists from King's College London are warning that millions of people in Asia may be exposed to risk of developing kidney failure and bladder cancer by taking herbal medicines that are widely available in Asia. The medicines, used for a wide range of conditions including slimming, asthma and arthritis, are derived from a botanical compound containing aristolochic acids.
Association for International Cancer Research

Contact: Marianne Slegers
marianne.slegers@kcl.ac.uk
44-207-848-3840
King's College London

Public Release: 15-Mar-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Cytoskeletal dysregulation underlies Buruli ulcer formation
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Caroline Demangel at the Pasteur Institute in Paris investigated the molecular actions of mycolactone and found that it dysregulates the cellular skeleton (cytoskeleton) through activation of a protein known as N-WASP.
Association Raoul Follereau, European Community's Seventh Framework Programme

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

Public Release: 14-Mar-2013
Cell Host & Microbe
Fungus uses copper detoxification as crafty defense mechanism
A potentially lethal fungal infection appears to gain virulence by being able to anticipate and disarm a hostile immune attack in the lungs, according to findings by researchers at Duke Medicine.
National Institutes of Health

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

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