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Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
UK Department for International Development commits £ 30 million to DNDi
DFID has announced its renewed support to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), allocating a total of £ 30 million (€ 35 million) over the coming five years (2013-2018) to DNDi's Research & Development portfolio to fight neglected diseases. This grant is part of DFID's larger investment of £ 138 million in nine product development partnerships, including DNDi, for the development of new health tools to address poverty-related diseases.

Contact: Violaine Dällenbach
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
New England Journal of Medicine
Insecticide-treated bed nets critical to global elimination of filariasis
An international team of scientists have demonstrated that a simple, low-cost intervention holds the potential to eradicate a debilitating tropical disease that threatens nearly 1.4 billion people in more than six dozen countries. The researchers, including Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor James Kazura, M.D., found that insecticide-treated bed nets reduce transmission of lymphatic filariasis to undetectable levels -- even in the absence of additional medication.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jessica Studeny
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Experimental Ebola treatment protects some primates even after disease symptoms appear
Scientists have successfully treated the deadly Ebola virus in infected animals following onset of disease symptoms, according to a report published online today in Science Translational Medicine. The results show promise for developing therapies against the virus, which causes hemorrhagic fever with human case fatality rates as high as 90 percent.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Caree Vander Linden
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
New England Journal of Medicine
A virus changes its stripes
In the summer of 2010, the eastern Panamanian province of Darien experienced a phenomenon that had never been seen before in Latin America: a human outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis. UTMB researchers collaborated with Panamanian scientists to investigate the outbreak, testing samples from 174 patients and many horses.
National Institutes of Health, Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Panama.

Contact: Jim Kelly
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
Growing share of HIV/AIDS burden shifts to changing group of regions
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is changing in unexpected ways in countries around the world, showing that greater attention and financial investment may be needed in places where the disease has not reached epidemic levels, according to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of disease burden in 21 countries concentrated in four regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
New strategy tests for dangerous stage of tuberculosis in Asia
More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time.

Contact: Carole Gan
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Study aims to help patients with peripheral artery disease become more active
For millions of Americans, simply walking to the mailbox can cause unbearable leg pain as muscles scream for more blood and oxygen. It's called peripheral arterial disease and, ironically, one of the best ways to alleviate it is by regularly walking to that point of pain.
American Heart Association

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Cell Host & Microbe
UC Davis researchers discover molecular target for the bacterial infection brucellosis
UC Davis scientists have uncovered a potential drug target for the development of an effective therapy against the debilitating, chronic form of the bacterial disease brucellosis, which primarily afflicts people in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.

Contact: Carole Gan
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Beating blindness with vegetable oil
Findings published today in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology suggest that incubating retinal cells with vegetable oils induces biochemical and biophysical changes in the cell membrane, which may have a beneficial effect in preventing or slowing the development of retinopathy.

Contact: Jenny Ryan
Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Environmental Modeling & Software
Tufts scientists develop new early warning system for cholera epidemics
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have established new techniques for predicting the severity of seasonal cholera epidemics months before they occur and with a greater degree of accuracy than other methods based on remote satellite imaging.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alexander Reid
Tufts University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2013
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
E-Health services ill-prepared for epidemics
National and international organizations are ill-prepared to exploit e-health systems in the event of the emergence of a major pandemic disease, according to a research paper to be published in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Albert Ang
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
Evolution and Human Behavior
UCSB anthropologists study testosterone spikes in non-competitive activities
The everyday physical activities of an isolated group of forager-farmers in central Bolivia are providing valuable information about how industrialization and its associated modern amenities may impact health and wellness.

Contact: Andrea Estrada
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 13-Aug-2013
PLOS Medicine
Conflicts of interest common among panel members of guidelines that expand disease definitions
An assessment of expert members of panels making decisions about definitions or diagnostic criteria for common conditions in the US, which were published in guidelines used by physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for patients, found that most members had ties to industry. The assessment was made in a study from Ray Moynihan of Bond University, Queensland, Australia, and colleagues published in this week's issue of PLOS Medicine.
National Health and Medical Research Council/Screening and Test Evaluation Program Grant

Contact: Fiona Godwin

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Infectious diseases and climate change intersect with no simple answers
Climate change is already affecting the spread of infectious diseases -- and human health and biodiversity worldwide -- according to disease ecologists reporting research results in this week's issue of the journal Science.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Nature Biotechnology
Scientists develop method that ensures safe research on deadly flu viruses
The strategy will enable healthy molecules in human lung cells to latch on to these viruses and cut the bugs up before they have a chance to infect the human host.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Irrigation in arid regions can increase malaria risk for a decade
New irrigation systems in arid regions benefit farmers but can increase the local malaria risk for more than a decade -- which is longer than previously believed -- despite intensive and costly use of insecticides, new University of Michigan-led study in northwest India concludes.

Contact: Jim Erickson
University of Michigan

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Addressing ethical, social, and cultural issues in global health research
Resolving complex ethical, social and cultural issues in the early stage of a global health research project or clinical trial can improve the impact and quality of that research, a new report says.

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 8-Aug-2013
UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory is a model for Sub-Saharan Africa
The UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory has provided an invaluable service to patients and has also built capacity at a national teaching hospital, according to an analysis of the first 20 months of operation published online by PLOS ONE.

Contact: William Davis
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 8-Aug-2013
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Engineered rice protects against rotavirus infection
In the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Yoshikazu Yuki and colleagues at the University of Tokyo report the development of a strain of rice that produces a rotavirus-specific antibody.
Programs of Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology

Contact: Corinne Williams
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Public Release: 7-Aug-2013
The temperature tastes just right
Animals have evolved very sensitive temperature sensors to detect the relatively narrow margin in which they can survive. Until recently, scientists knew little about how these sensors operated. Now, a team of Brandeis University scientists has discovered a previously unknown molecular temperature sensor in fruit flies responsible for sensing tastes and smells. These types of sensors are present in disease-spreading insects like mosquitoes and may help scientists better understand how insects target humans and spread disease.

Contact: Deb Filcman
Brandeis University

Public Release: 2-Aug-2013
Journal of Biological Chemistry
New findings could influence the development of therapies to treat dengue disease
New research into the fight against Dengue, an insect-borne tropical disease that infects up to 390 million people worldwide annually, may influence the development of anti-viral therapies that are effective against all four types of the virus.

Contact: Philippa Walker
University of Bristol

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
Catching cancer early by chasing it
Reaching a clinic in time to receive an early diagnosis for cancer -- when the disease is most treatable -- is a global problem. And now a team of Chinese researchers proposes a global solution: have a user-friendly diagnostic device travel to the patient, anywhere in the world.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
Boston Medical Center and BU School of Medicine partner with Jawaharlal Institute to study TB
Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine are partnering with the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research to study tuberculosis. This research is supported by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the Indo-US Vaccine Action Program.
the Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program

Contact: Gina DiGravio
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation
An app to lead the blind
A smartphone app that keeps track of your location and distance walked from home or hotel and warns you when you are likely to be caught out after dark has been developed by researchers in Pakistan to help sufferers of the debilitating disease night blindness. The app can also help travelers with the disease pinpoint hotels should they find themselves too far from base to get home safely.

Contact: Albert Ang
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 30-Jul-2013
Child Development
Disabled children treated more harshly in developing world
Children with disabilities receive harsher punishment across the developing world, according to a new study based on interviews with nearly 46,000 caregivers in 17 low- to middle-income countries.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alison Jones
Duke University

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