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Public Release: 6-May-2014
PLOS Medicine
Mass vaccination campaigns reduce the substantial burden of yellow fever in Africa
Yellow fever, an acute viral disease, is estimated to have been responsible for 78,000 deaths in Africa in 2013 according to new research published in PLOS Medicine this week. The research by Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London, UK and colleagues from Imperial College, WHO and other institutions also estimates that recent mass vaccination campaigns against yellow fever have led to a 27 percent decrease in the burden of yellow fever across Africa in 2013.
Medical Research Council, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, European Seventh Union Framework Program

Contact: Maya Sandler

Public Release: 5-May-2014
Global Public Health
Domestic violence victims more likely to take up smoking
One-third of women around the world have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of their intimate partners with consequences from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, to sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Now, in a new study in 29 low-income and middle-income countries, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have identified yet another serious health risk associated with intimate partner violence: smoking.
UK-US Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award

Contact: Timothy S. Paul
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 2-May-2014
MERS coronavirus can be transmitted from camel to man
The MERS coronavirus is currently spreading very rapidly in the Arab world. An infection could affect human beings as well as camels, and has already cost more than 100 human lives. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna show that the MERS coronaviruses in man and camels from a single region are almost identical. Their conclusions indicate transmission of the virus from animals to man, and were published in the Journal Eurosurveillance.

Contact: Norbert Nowotny
University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna

Public Release: 2-May-2014
The Lancet
Sharp decline in maternal and child deaths globally, new data show
Since the start of an international effort to address maternal and child mortality, millions of lives have been saved globally, a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington shows.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 2-May-2014
UN targets on health risk factors can prevent 37 million deaths by 2025
Reaching globally-agreed targets for health risks such as smoking and alcohol can prevent more than 37 million deaths by 2025.
Medical Research Council

Contact: Franca Davenport
Imperial College London

Public Release: 30-Apr-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Diagnosis of childhood TB could be improved by genetic discovery
A distinctive genetic 'signature' found in the blood of children with tuberculosis offers new hope for improved diagnosis of the disease.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Gail Wilson
Imperial College London

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
Journal of Insect Behavior
Saving crops and people with bug sensors
University of California, Riverside researchers have created a method that can classify different species of insects with up to 99 percent accuracy, a development that could help farmers protect their crops from insect damage and limit the spread of insect-borne diseases, such as malaria and Dengue fever.
Vodafone Americas Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 29-Apr-2014
NIH center sets new goals for global health research and training
Global health research and training efforts should focus on combatting the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, better incorporating information technology into research and training, and more effectively converting scientific discoveries into practice in low-resource settings, according to the Fogarty International Center's new strategic plan, released today. Fogarty is the component of the National Institutes of Health solely focused on supporting global health research and training, and coordinating international research partnerships across the agency.

Contact: Ann Puderbaugh
NIH/Fogarty International Center

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Decrease in large wildlife drives an increase in rodent-borne disease and risk to humans
Populations of large wildlife are declining around the world, while zoonotic diseases -- those transmitted from animals to humans -- are on the rise. A team of Smithsonian scientists and colleagues have discovered a possible link between the two. They found that in East Africa, the loss of large wildlife directly correlated with a significant increase in rodents, which often carry disease-causing bacteria dangerous to humans.

Contact: John Gibbons

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
Journal of Immunology
Transplant success tied to naturally high levels of powerful immune molecule package
Patients with highest levels of the most powerful version of the immune molecule HLA-G appear to have the lowest risk of rejecting their transplanted kidney, researchers report.

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2014
New program in Malawi addresses critical shortage of health care workers in rural areas
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is proud to launch a new training program to address health care worker shortages in Malawi. The program is funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Johanna Harvey
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Public Release: 25-Apr-2014
Researchers at LSTM part of the international team to sequence the tsetse genome
Researchers from LSTM are among those who have sequenced the genome of a species of tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans). The outcomes of this research will be invaluable to understanding more about the tsetse and other insect vector biology, knowledge which can be applied to improving the current vector control methods and may lead to more effective and affordable control strategies.

Contact: Clare Bebb
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Genetic code of the deadly tsetse fly unraveled
A decade-long effort by members of the International Glossina Genome Initiative has produced the first complete genome sequence of the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans. The blood-sucking insect is the sole transmitter of sleeping sickness, a potentially deadly disease endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The vast store of genetic data will help researchers develop new ways to prevent the disease and provide insights into the tsetse fly's unique biology.

Contact: Jelle Caers
KU Leuven

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Biomedical Optics Express
Bake your own droplet lens
Researchers have created a new type of lens that costs less than a penny to make, and can be used in a 3-D printed attachment that turns a Smartphone into a dermascope, a tool to diagnose skin diseases like melanoma. Normal dermascopes can cost $500 or more, but this version costs a mere $2 and is slated to be commercially available in just a few months. The work was published today in the journal Biomedical Optics Express.

Contact: Angela Stark
The Optical Society

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Treatment for deadly yeast disease reduced to 3 days
Initial treatment for a brain infection caused by fungus could now be treated in three days, rather than two weeks, due to study by University of Liverpool scientists.

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Scripps Research Institute scientists find new point of attack on HIV for vaccine development
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus.
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, National Institutes for Health, Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery, Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard, Aids Fonds Netherlands, and others

Contact: Mika Ono
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Lancet Global Health
Interactive training halves malaria overdiagnosis and prevents wastage of drugs
New research published on World Malaria Day finds that interactive training programs for health workers could halve the overdiagnosis of malaria and prevent wastage of valuable drugs.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Joel Winston
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
Tsetse fly genome reveals weaknesses
Mining the genome of the tsetse fly, which transmits sleeping sickness, researchers have revealed weaknesses in its unique biology that they hope will help to eradicate this deadly disease. The 10-year project, which has involved 146 scientists from 78 research institutes across 18 countries, is the most detailed genetic analysis yet of the fly that spreads human African trypanosomiasis, known as sleeping sickness, in humans and Nagana in cattle.

Contact: Mary Clarke
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pregnancy complications may be more common in immigrants from certain regions
Pregnant immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean islands may require increased monitoring during pregnancy, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital.

Contact: Geoff Koehler
416-864-6060 x6537
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 24-Apr-2014
A scourge of rural Africa, the tsetse fly is genetically deciphered
An international team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has successfully sequenced the genetic code of the tsetse fly, opening the door to scientific breakthroughs that could reduce or end the scourge of African sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. The study is published in the journal Science.
Wellcome Trust, World Health Organization

Contact: Helen Dodson
Yale University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
New England Journal of Medicine
Inserm and the Institut Pasteur identify a new variant of Ebola virus in Guinea
In an article which appeared in The New England journal of Medicine on April 16, researchers from Inserm and the Institut Pasteur have published their initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.

Contact: Delphine Pannetier
INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale)

Public Release: 22-Apr-2014
Scientific Reports
First brain images of African infants enable research into cognitive effects of nutrition
Brain activity of babies in developing countries could be monitored from birth to reveal the first signs of cognitive dysfunction, using a new technique piloted by a London-based university collaboration.

Contact: Cher Thornhill
University College London

Public Release: 18-Apr-2014
Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America
A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Brett Israel
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever
Two recent papers by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for dengue fever, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mark Couch
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies
EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on conservation and global public health issues, published a comprehensive review today examining the current state of knowledge of the deadly Ebola and Marburg virus.

Contact: Anthony M. Ramos
EcoHealth Alliance

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