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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 10-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Fighting disease from within the mosquito: New techniques to help halt the spread of disease
Scientists have revealed a new technique to introduce disease-blocking bacteria into mosquitoes, with promising results that may halt the spread of diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and potentially malaria.

Contact: Nerissa Hannink
University of Melbourne

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
'Diseases of affluence' spreading to poorer countries
High blood pressure and obesity are no longer confined to wealthy countries, a new study has found.
Medical Research Council, NIH/National Institute for Health Research Imperial Biomedical Research Centres

Contact: Sam Wong
Imperial College London

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
World Vaccine Congress
IDRI and Medicago to present data at the World Vaccine Congress
IDRI, a Seattle-based non-profit research organization that is a leading developer of adjuvants used in vaccines combating infectious disease, and Medicago Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles, will present positive interim Phase I clinical results for their H5N1 Avian Influenza VLP vaccine candidate.

Contact: Lee Schoentrup
Infectious Disease Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Apr-2013
PLOS Medicine
Treatment leads to near-normal life expectancy for people with HIV in South Africa
In South Africa, people with HIV who start treatment with anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy) have life expectancies around 80 percent of that of the general population provided that they start treatment before their CD4 count drops below 200 (cells per microliter), according to a study by South African researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Fiona Godwin

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
DNDi welcomes the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and DNDi Japan, based in Tokyo, welcome the launch of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, an initiative supported by the Japanese government, several Japanese pharmaceutical companies, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Contact: Violaine Dällenbach
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 8-Apr-2013
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Transcendental Meditation significantly reduces posttraumatic stress in African refugees
The Transcendental Meditation technique has been shown to lower posttraumatic stress in veterans of Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan wars. This is the first study to look at PTS in African war refugees. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist scores in the TM group went from high PTS symptoms at baseline to a non-symptomatic level after 30-days TM practice, and remained low at 135-days, while scores in the control group trended upward from baseline to the two posttests.
David Lynch Foundation

Contact: Ken Chawkin
Maharishi University of Management

Public Release: 7-Apr-2013
Regional World Health Summit, Asia, Singapore
Global burden of dengue is triple current estimates
The global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization, according to a multinational study published today and part-funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Jen Middleton
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 5-Apr-2013
Treatments, not prevention, dominate diabetes research
Research for diabetes is far more focused on drug therapies than preventive measures, and tends to exclude children and older people who have much to gain from better disease management, according to a Duke Medicine study.
US Food and Drug Administration

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 5-Apr-2013
Highly lethal Ebola virus has diagnostic Achilles' heel for biothreat detection, scientists say
By screening a library of a billion llama antibodies on live Ebola viruses in the Texas Biomedical Research Institute's highest biocontainment laboratory, scientists in San Antonio have identified a potential weakness in the make-up of these deadly agents that can immediately yield a sensitive test.
National Institutes of Health, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Texas Biomed

Contact: Joseph Carey
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Apr-2013
Researchers find potential map to more effective HIV vaccine
By tracking the very earliest days of one person's robust immune response to HIV, researchers have charted a new route for developing a long-sought vaccine that could boost the body's ability to neutralize the virus.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
Duke University Medical Center

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