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Public Release: 12-Nov-2012
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 61st Annual Meeting
List of diseases spread by deer tick grows, along with their range
An emerging tick-borne disease that causes symptoms similar to malaria is expanding its range in areas of the northeast where it has become well-established, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Contact: Bridget DeSimone
bdesimone@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5735
Burness Communications

Public Release: 11-Nov-2012
Nature Genetics
Gene variations linked to lung cancer susceptibility in Asian women
An international group of scientists has identified three genetic regions that predispose Asian women who have never smoked to lung cancer. The finding provides further evidence that risk of lung cancer among never-smokers, especially Asian women, may be associated with certain unique inherited genetic characteristics that distinguishes it from lung cancer in smokers.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: NCI Press Office
ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov
301-496-6641
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Public Release: 9-Nov-2012
PLOS ONE
Study documents eating of soil, raw starch in Madagascar
A Cornell University study provides the first population-level data of pica in Madagascar -- the urge to eat dirt, raw starches, chalk, ash and other nonfoods.
National Geographic Society Conservation Trust

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-7701
Cornell University

Public Release: 9-Nov-2012
International African Vaccinology Conference
New England Journal of Medicine
RTS,S malaria candidate vaccine reduces malaria by approximately one-third in African infants
Results from a pivotal, large-scale Phase III trial, published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that the RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate can help protect African infants against malaria. When compared to immunization with a control vaccine, infants (aged 6-12 weeks at first vaccination) vaccinated with RTS,S had one-third fewer episodes of both clinical and severe malaria and had similar reactions to the injection. In this trial, RTS,S demonstrated an acceptable safety and tolerability profile.

Contact: Preeti Singh
psingh@burnesscommunications.com
301-280-5722
Burness Communications

Public Release: 7-Nov-2012
Wake Forest Baptist research goes global with genetic center in India
World-renowned scientists are taking what they've learned from their multicenter research collaboration studying the health impact of fatty acids on diverse populations to set up a genetics center in India.
National Institutes of Health Fogarty Grant

Contact: Bonnie Davis
bdavis@wakehealth.edu
336-716-4977
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Nov-2012
PLOS ONE
When parasites catch viruses
A protozoan parasite causing an STD that affects a quarter of a billion people yearly is fueled in part by its own viral symbiont. Antibiotics that simply kill the parasite are not the solution.
National Institutes of Health, Harvard Catalyst Pilot Grant, Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, NIH/National Center of Research Resources

Contact: David Cameron
david_cameron@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0441
Harvard Medical School

Public Release: 6-Nov-2012
Top Canadian, Indian institutions form $30M partnership
Scientists from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto and 11 leading institutions in India are joining forces to tackle urgent issues in both countries with a $30-million partnership.
Networks of Centres of Excellence

Contact: Randy Schmidt
randy.schmidt@ubc.ca
604-822-1266
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 5-Nov-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New DNA vaccine technology poised to deliver safe and cost-effective disease protection
A research team led by Roy Curtiss, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, and Wei Kong, a research assistant professor, at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have taken a dramatic step forward in vaccine research, revealing the design of a universal platform for delivering highly potent DNA vaccines, by employing a cleverly re-engineered bacterium to speed delivery to host cells in the vaccine recipient.

Contact: Richard Harth
richard.harth@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 2-Nov-2012
Rural and Remote Health
Health project in India saved many mothers and children
Infant mortality has fallen by half, and the number of women who died from complications during pregnancy and childbirth by three-quarters. This is the result of a four-year health care project in one of India's poorest districts.
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Contact: Siw Alehagen
siw.alehagen@liu.se
46-010-103-1782
Linköping University

Public Release: 1-Nov-2012
Scientists launch international study of open-fire cooking and air quality
Expanding its focus on the link between the atmosphere and human health, NCAR is launching a three-year, international study into the impact of open-fire cooking on regional air quality and disease. The broad research team will analyze the effects of smoke from traditional cooking on households, villages, and entire regions.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Hosansky
hosansky@ucar.edu
303-497-8611
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Public Release: 1-Nov-2012
Gen X overtaking baby boomers on obesity
New research from the University of Adelaide shows that Generation X is already on the path to becoming more obese than their baby boomer predecessors.

Contact: Rhiannon Pilkington
rhiannon.pilkington@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-131-209
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 1-Nov-2012
Malaysia to battle 'nutrition transition' problem emerging worldwide: More income, poorer diet choices
With health problems like obesity and diabetes on the rise due to changing diets in emerging economies, Malaysia announces new linkages with international scientists and institutions in hopes of mitigating the problem. It will also team with world experts to further secure its domestic food supply from anticipated shocks due to climate change and global supply chain disruptions.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Malaysian Industry‑Government Group for High Technology

Public Release: 28-Oct-2012
Nature Nanotechnology
Test developed to detect early-stage diseases with naked eye
Scientists have developed a prototype ultra-sensitive sensor that would enable doctors to detect the early stages of diseases and viruses with the naked eye, according to research published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Colin Smith
cd.smith@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46712
Imperial College London

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
Trial of HIV test for babies in Africa could make a big difference
Today, mothers in Africa sometimes walk more than 10 miles to a clinic only to learn that conventional HIV test results for their babies are not available yet. Soon residents in Maputo, Mozambique, will participate in the first clinical trial of a new HIV test developed at Northwestern University that will deliver a diagnosis in less than an hour. The test could dramatically improve the rates in which infected infants are diagnosed and treated.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 26-Oct-2012
New grant to establish pan-continental bioinformatics research network in Africa
Victor Jongeneel, director of the High-Performance Biological Computing program and affiliate of the Institute for Genomic Biology and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, is a key participant in a grant awarded by the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative, or H3Africa, to establish a pan-continental bioinformatics network to aid research.
Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
nvasi@illinois.edu
217-333-0873
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Students win $100K for 3-D printer to turn waste plastic into composting toilets, rainwater systems
Three undergraduates won $100,000 to form a company that will work with partners in Oaxaca, Mexico, to build giant 3-D printers that can transform waste plastic into composting toilets and pieces for rainwater harvesting systems.

Contact: Hannah Hickey
hickeyh@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New opportunity for rapid treatment of malaria
Researchers have identified a new means to eradicate malaria infections by rapidly killing the blood-borne Plasmodium parasites that cause the disease.
New York Pasteur Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Simon Levey
s.levey@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46702
Imperial College London

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Scientists to study the role genes play in treating TB
The University of Liverpool has been awarded funding to determine whether differences in our genes determine how patients respond to drugs used to treat Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa.
H3Africa project

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Cell
Scientists create first mouse model of typhoid fever
Researchers have created the first true mouse model of typhoid infection. The development promises to advance the study of typhoid and the creation of new vaccines against the infection, which remains a major health threat in developing countries.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karin Eskenazi
ket2116@columbia.edu
212-342-0508
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Structure
Structure discovered for promising tuberculosis drug target
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have figured out the three-dimensional shape of the protein responsible for creating unique bonds within the cell wall of the bacteria that cause tuberculosis. The bonds make the bacteria resistant to currently available drug therapies, contributing to the alarming rise of these super-bacteria throughout the world.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Catherine Kolf
ckolf@jhmi.edu
443-287-2251
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 25-Oct-2012
Cell
An animal model of typhoid fever could lead to better vaccines
The first mouse model of the common bacterial disease typhoid fever is reported in a study published by Cell Press Oct. 25 in the journal Cell. Because the animals show human-like symptoms and respond positively to immunization, they could be used to develop more effective vaccines against the deadly pathogen.

Contact: Elisabeth (Lisa) Lyons
elyons@cell.com
617-386-2121
Cell Press

Public Release: 24-Oct-2012
J of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Plants provide accurate low-cost alternative for diagnosis of West Nile Virus
Qiang "Shawn" Chen, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and a professor in the College of Technology and Innovation has developed a new method of testing for West Nile, using plants to produce biological reagents for detection and diagnosis.

Contact: Richard.Harth
richard.harth@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 23-Oct-2012
PLOS Medicine
Product regulatory systems in low-and middle-income countries must be strengthened
When regulatory systems for medical products in low-and middle-income countries work, people live but when such systems fail, people die, according to experts from the US Food and Drug Administration writing in this week's PLOS Medicine.

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

Public Release: 22-Oct-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Technology brings new life to the study of diseases in old bones
A study led by The University of Manchester has demonstrated that new technology that can analyze millions of gene sequences in a matter of seconds is an effective way to quickly and accurately identify diseases in skeletons.

Contact: Morwenna Grills
Morwenna.Grills@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-2111
University of Manchester

Public Release: 22-Oct-2012
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
CU-Boulder discoveries hold promise for treatment of Hepatitis B virus
A University of Colorado Boulder-led team has discovered two prime targets of the Hepatitis B virus in liver cells, findings that could lead to treatment of liver disease in some of the 400 million people worldwide currently infected with the virus.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Ding Xue
ding.xue@colorado.edu
303-492-0271
University of Colorado at Boulder

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