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Public Release: 7-Aug-2012
Clinical trial for rabies monoclonal antibody
A clinical trial for an anti-rabies human monoclonal antibody developed through a partnership between MassBiologics (UMass Medical School) and the Serum Institute of India is enrolling patients. The study, sponsored by the Serum Institute, will evaluate post-exposure prophylaxis following rabies exposure compared to standard treatment. Post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies that includes a monoclonal antibody should provide a more affordable, safer alternative to this world-wide public health problem, which impacts 10 million people a year.

Contact: Mark L. Shelton
mark.shelton@umassmed.edu
508-856-2000
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Public Release: 5-Aug-2012
Nature Genetics
Out of Europe
Researchers show that access to clean water might not reduce the incidence of dysentry as a country becomes more developed. As countries become more industrialized, and improve health, lifestyle and access to clean water, the numbers of infections with dysentery-causing Shigella flexneri decline. However, incidence of another form of the dysentery-causing bacterium, Shigella sonnei, increase with these improvements.
Wellcome Trust, Victorian Government

Contact: Aileen Sheehy
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-012-234-96928
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 2-Aug-2012
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
Detecting thyroid disease by computer
Researchers in India have developed an improved expert system for the diagnosis of thyroid disease. They describe details of their approach to screening medical data in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering.

Contact: Nallamuthu Rajkumar
rknpsna@gmail.com
Inderscience Publishers

Public Release: 2-Aug-2012
5-year survey confirms Uruguay's world-leading tobacco control strategy is delivering results
The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project today launched a new report on the effectiveness of tobacco control policies in Uruguay. The ITC Uruguay Survey found that the country's world-leading, comprehensive tobacco control strategy has had positive effects on raising awareness of the true harms of smoking, reducing mis-perceptions about "light/mild" cigarettes, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, and reducing the demand for tobacco products through tax increases.

Contact: Tracey Johnston
traceyj1@hotmail.com
44-077-623-10248
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Global health researchers urge integrating de-worming into HIV care in Africa
An estimated 50 percent of the 2.1 million children with HIV infections in sub-Saharan African also have worm infestations. Such parasites have many health and child development repercussions, including hastening the progression of HIV. Proven interventions, including routine de-worming among children could effectively be integrated into HIV care. Global health researchers see this as a missed opportunity to treat a neglected tropical disease. School programs are not as effective in carrying out this public health intervention because they miss toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Research Resources, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bobbi Nodell
bnodell@uw.edu
206-543-7129
University of Washington

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
Malaria Journal
New research reveals extent of poor-quality antimalarial medicines in South American countries
Two articles recently published in Malaria Journal shed new light on the quality of antimalarial medicines circulating in countries in the Amazon Basin in South America. Researchers from the Promoting the Quality of Medicines program, a cooperative agreement between the US Agency for International Development and the US Pharmacopeial Convention, in conjunction with country partners, coordinated these studies in the context of the Amazon Malaria Initiative.
USAID, US Pharmacopeia

Contact: Theresa Laranang-Mutlu
trl@usp.org
301-816-8167
US Pharmacopeia

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
Sleep
Global 'sleeplessness epidemic' affects an estimated 150 million in developing world
Levels of sleep problems in the developing world are approaching those seen in developed nations, linked to an increase in problems like depression and anxiety.

Contact: Anna Blackaby
a.blackaby@warwick.ac.uk
44-024-765-75910
University of Warwick

Public Release: 1-Aug-2012
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
New study finds strong evidence of humans surviving rabies bites without treatment
Challenging conventional wisdom that rabies infections are 100 percent fatal unless immediately treated, scientists studying remote populations in the Peruvian Amazon at risk of rabies from vampire bats found 11 percent of those tested showed protection against the disease, with only one person reporting a prior rabies vaccination. Ten percent appear to have survived exposure to the virus without any medical intervention. The findings from investigators at the CDC published by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2012
XIX International AIDS Conference
Early treatment could mean greater earning potential for people with HIV
In a first-of-its-kind health campaign in Uganda, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show that adults with HIV who had less severe infections could work more hours per week, and their children were more likely to be enrolled in school.

Contact: Thania Benios
thania_benios@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 31-Jul-2012
PLOS Biology
Vaccine research shows vigilance needed against evolution of more-virulent malaria
Malaria parasites evolving in vaccinated laboratory mice become more virulent, according to research at Penn State University. The mice were injected with a critical component of several candidate human malaria vaccines that now are being evaluated in clinical trials.
Penn State University

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
sciencew@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

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