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Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Blood thinning drug helps in understanding a natural HIV barrier
A blood thinning agent is helping researchers at the University of East Anglia understand more about the body's natural barriers to HIV. New research published today reveals how the protein langerin, which is present in genital mucous and acts as a natural HIV barrier during the first stages of contamination, interacts with the drug heparin.

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Science Advances
Cattle-killer: Two parasites are better than one
An international team of scientists has quantified, for the first time, how co-infection by parasites significantly reduces the severity of the African cattle-killing disease East Coast fever.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Linda Weiford
Washington State University

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
International Journal of Infectious Diseases marks World TB Day with publication of special issue
To mark World TB Day, March 24, 2015, the International Journal of Infectious Diseases is publishing a Special Issue that will help raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis and present a collection of articles by some of the world's most noted researchers and clinicians. The articles present recent successes and future challenges in the quest to eliminate TB from the planet.

Contact: Rosanna Diogini
Elsevier Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Mar-2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Varied immunity by age 5 in children vaccinated with serogroup B meningococcus as babies
Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster, according to new research in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
Science Advances
African parasite that spreads poverty by killing cattle tamed by its less lethal cousins
African cattle infected with a lethal parasite that kills one million cows per year are less likely to die when co-infected with the parasite's milder cousin, according to a new study published today in Science Advances. The findings suggest that 'fighting fire with fire' is a strategy that might work against a range of parasitic diseases.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Michelle Geis

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
Case Western Reserve global health expert urges action to eradicate yaws, tropical disease
Half a century ago, a concentrated global effort nearly wiped a disfiguring tropical disease from the face of the earth. Now, says Case Western Reserve's James W. Kazura, M.D., it's time to complete the work. In a perspective column in the Feb.19 New England Journal of Medicine, Kazura responded to a research article that demonstrated positive results from a single oral dose of azithromycin.

Contact: Jeannette Spalding
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Life-saving treatments learned from war being missed
Trauma is responsible for more global deaths annually than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Yet healthcare systems in many countries are missing out on life-saving treatments learned on the battlefield, according to a review by King's College London and published today in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Contact: Hannah Bransden
King's College London

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
Malaria Journal
'Attract and kill:' Trapping malaria mosquito mums before they lay eggs
Malaria control efforts boosted by discovery in 'magical mud.'

Contact: Katie Steels
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 19-Mar-2015
16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health
New tobacco atlas details scale, harms of tobacco epidemic
The fifth edition of the Cancer Atlas graphically details the scale of the tobacco epidemic; the harmful influence of tobacco on health, poverty, social justice, and the environment; the progress being made in tobacco control; and the latest products and tactics being used by the industry to protect its profits and delay and derail tobacco control
American Cancer Society, World Lung Foundation

Contact: Raul Duany
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption: ANU media release
Researchers have linked antibiotic resistance with poor governance and corruption around the world.

Contact: Peter Collignon
Australian National University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
MSU doctors' discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments
In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University's Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease. Taylor and her research team found that the brain becomes so swollen it is forced out through the bottom of the skull and compresses the brain stem. This pressure causes the children to stop breathing and die.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kim Ward
Michigan State University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2015
New England Journal of Medicine
MSU doctors' discovery of how malaria kills children will lead to life-saving treatments
In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michigan State University's Dr. Terrie Taylor and her team discovered what causes death in children with cerebral malaria, the deadliest form of the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Scott Willyerd
Dick Jones Communications

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
Global Health: Science and Practice
Female health workers increased use of health services in hard-to-reach rural area
Female community health extension workers deployed to a remote rural community in northern Nigeria led to major and sustained increases in service utilization, including antenatal care and facility-based deliveries. The research also showed that providing a rural residence allowance in addition to a standard salary helped recruit and retain female workers. Other key components were posting workers in pairs, ensuring supplies and transportation means for home visits, and allowing workers to perform deliveries.
Department for International Development, Norwegian Government, Health Partners International, Save the Children, GRID Consulting

Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
PLOS Medicine
New model finds HIV acute phase infectivity may be lower than previously estimated
Previous calculations may have overestimated the importance of HIV transmission from recently infected individuals ('acute phase infectivity') in driving HIV epidemics, according to an article published by Steve Bellan of the University of Texas at Austin, and colleagues in this week's PLOS Medicine.
J.S. McDonnell Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Maya Sandler

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
The Lancet
Lancet: Phase 2b trial results of novel TB regimen show potential to shorten treatment
A new tuberculosis (TB) drug regimen designed to improve options for TB therapy eliminated more bacteria from sputum than standard therapy and did so at a faster rate, according to data from a phase 2b clinical trial published today in The Lancet. These results are published just as the global phase 3 clinical trial, designed to bring this regimen through the last stage of testing, has begun.

Contact: Preeti Singh

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Journal of Patient Safety
Label design may affect risk of medication errors in OR, reports Journal of Patient Safety
Special redesigned labels for intravenous medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room, reports a study in the March issue of the Journal of Patient Safety. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Cancer drug may reduce bleeding in patients with rare genetic disorder, HHT
A cancer drug that helps keep tumors from growing blood vessels may help patients with a rare genetic condition in which malformed vessels increase their risk for bleeding and anemia.

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Life scientists streamline cutting-edge technique to edit mosquito genome
Virginia Tech researchers address a fundamental problem in the study of vector-borne diseases, revealing an improved way to study genes in mosquitoes using a genome-editing method known as CRISPR-Cas9, which exploded onto the life science scene in 2012.
NIH/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: John Pastor
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
Nature Genetics
Genetic discovery provides clues to how TB may evade the immune system
The largest genetic study of tuberculosis susceptibility to date has led to a potentially important new insight into how the pathogen manages to evade the immune system. Published today in the journal Nature Genetics, the study advances understanding of the biological mechanisms involved in TB, which may open up new avenues to design efficient vaccines for its prevention.
Wellcome Trust, EU Framework Programme 7, European Research Council, Royal Society, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

Contact: Craig Brierley
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 16-Mar-2015
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Two-year study: Despite bednets and drugs, malaria cases increasing in rural Uganda
Belying the global trend of a decline in malaria cases, the incidence of malaria in rural Uganda is high and on the increase, suggesting that more aggressive methods of controlling the disease in high-transmission areas of sub-Saharan Africa are urgently needed, according to a new two-year surveillance study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

Contact: Preeti Singh

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Nature Communications
A 'warhead' molecule to hunt down deadly bacteria
Boston College chemist Jianmin Gao and researchers in his lab report they achieved selective modification of two common lipids, producing a new bio-chemical method to label deadly bacteria and potentially target them with antibiotics with reduced harm to healthy cells, according to a new report in Nature Communications.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Studies, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ed Hayward
Boston College

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Cochrane Library
Cochrane Review of effectiveness of point of care diagnostics for schistosomiasis
Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a parasitic disease classified as a neglected tropical diseases, common in tropical and subtropical regions. The traditional means of testing for the disease is microscopy, which is lab based. Point-of-care tests and urine reagent tests are quicker and easier to use than microscopy in the field, and this review aims to estimate how well these tests are able to detect schistosomiasis infections in comparison to traditional lab based microscopy.

Contact: Clare Bebb
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. The analyses suggest that the flu viruses, variants of subtypes H10N8 and H6N1, have not acquired changes that would allow them to infect people easily and cause a much-feared pandemic.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015
Cell Host & Microbe
Analysis suggests a more virulent swine flu virus in the Indian subcontinent
A flu outbreak in India that has claimed over 1,200 lives may not be identical to the 2009 North American strain, as recently reported in India. A comparative analysis conducted by scientists at MIT shows that the flu virus in India seems to have acquired mutations that could spread more readily and therefore requires deeper studies.The researchers call on officials to increase surveillance and rethink vaccination strategies to account for potential new viruses.

Contact: Joseph Caputo
Cell Press

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Disease poses risk to chimpanzee conservation, Gombe study finds
Infectious disease spillover, including from humans to animals, poses risk to the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park, where Jane Goodall began her pioneering behavioral research in 1960.
Morris Animal Foundation, Emory University Global Health Institute, The Arcus Foundation, The Leo Guthman Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carol Clark
Emory Health Sciences

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