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Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
UNU / UNDP Forum on Advancing Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Heatwaves, typhoons, floods, landslides: Researchers detail rising health risks of disasters
The rising price -- in both money and health -- of extreme weather events amid rapid urbanization, and the corresponding value of applying science and technology to reduce the risks, is underscored in six research papers formally launched at a UN event today. The papers include a warning about productivity loss due to heat stress: in South-East Asia alone as much as 15 to 20 percent of annual work hours may already be lost in heat-exposed jobs, a figure that may double by 2030.

Contact: Terry Collins
United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
International team describes step-by-step progress in battling toxoplasmosis
In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from toxoplasmosis.
NIH, Mann Cornwell Familiy, Engel family, Taking out Toxo, Rooney family, Morel family, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Media access line
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
The Lancet
Global study shows stroke largely preventable
Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide led by McMaster University researchers and published in The Lancet. This should influence the development of strategies for stroke reduction, the researchers say.
Canadian Institutes ofHealth Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, CanadianStroke Network, Swedish Research Council, Swedish Heart and LungFoundation

Contact: Susan Emigh
905-525-9140 x22555
McMaster University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
The Lancet
Global experts call on UN to mobilize a global action plan to widen access to antibiotics
Today some of the world's experts on antibiotic resistance called on the UN to act to reduce the growing number of deaths due to limited access to effective antibiotics. Writing in the Lancet, they call on those attending the upcoming High-Level Meeting of Heads of State in September in NYC to use the opportunity to create and implement a four-part global action plan.

Contact: Ellyse Stauffer

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Over 20 countries environmentally suitable for Ebola transmission by bats
Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries have experienced cases of Ebola, leaving the remaining 16 countries potentially unaware of regions of suitability, and therefore underprepared for future outbreaks. A new study reports these findings and more in the journal eLife.

Contact: Kayla Albrecht
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Lipidomics research on course for transformation with new funding
Our understanding of the role of lipids in the development of diseases such as heart disease and dementia is about to get a boost as a UK-led consortium receives a £1.3 million grant to host the world's largest curated lipid database and associated resources.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Julia Short
Cardiff University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Journal of Pediatrics
Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on
For the first time, researchers have found that preschoolers who go to bed later -- even if just by an hour -- have a higher chance of becoming obese teens.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Drew Schaar
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Artificial intelligence reveals undiscovered bat carriers of Ebola and other filoviruses
Barbara Han, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the paper's lead author, comments, 'Using machine learning methods developed for artificial intelligence, we were able to bring together data from ecology, biogeography, and public health to identify bat species with a high probability of harboring Ebola and other filoviruses. Understanding which species carry these viruses, and where they are located, is essential to preventing future spillovers.'

Contact: Lori M. Quillen
845-677-7600 x121
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
New control strategies needed for Zika and other unexpected mosquito-borne outbreaks
A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks -- most recently the Zika virus, which has swept through parts of the Americas -- have highlighted the need to better understand the development and spread of little-known diseases and for new strategies to control them, a new review by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests.

Contact: Barbara Benham
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
GW chosen to help lead national effort to find a cure for HIV/AIDS
Researchers from the George Washington University have received a $28 million, five-year Martin Delaney Collaboratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to apply immunotherapy advances in order to create a novel HIV cure strategy.
National Institutes for Health

Contact: Lisa Anderson
George Washington University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Remote-controlled implantable device delivers HIV prevention drug
A Houston Methodist research team received a nearly $4 million grant to test a transcutaneously refillable implant that administers pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs to subjects at risk of HIV-exposure.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Gale Smith
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Scientists work to stop fat cells from becoming large, dysfunctional on a high-fat diet
A high-fat diet makes your fat cells larger, inflamed and dysfunctional, putting you at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
Progress towards protection from highly lethal Ebola, Marburg viruses
Ebola and Marburg filovirus disease outbreaks have typically occurred as isolated events, confined to central Africa. However, the recent Ebola epidemic spread to several African countries, and caused 11,000 deaths. That epidemic underscored the need to develop vaccines and therapeutics that could be used to fight future disease outbreaks. Now new research suggests that antibodies to filoviruses from individuals who have survived these diseases may offer protection -- not only against the particular filovirus that infected an individual, but against other filoviruses, as well.

Contact: Aleea Khan
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 11-Jul-2016
How do you turn a mosquito's genes on and off?
Scientists are using machine learning to identify important sequences of DNA within the mosquito genome that regulate how the insect's cells develop and behave. The research project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, could have implications for disease control, potentially facilitating efforts to use genetic engineering to control mosquito populations, or to create mosquitoes that have reduced ability to transmit maladies, such as malaria, to humans.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 11-Jul-2016
Journal of Insect Science
New insect imaging technique may help victims of sleeping sickness
Researchers have employed near infrared still photographs and time-lapse video to observe the pupa of the living tsetse fly. The imaging technique may allow lab workers to identify male and female tsetse flies before they emerge as adults, which could make it easier to control them by using the Sterile Insect Technique.

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
American Journal of Primatology
Chewed plants help detect viruses in wild mountain gorillas and monkeys
Chewed bark, leaves and fruit discarded by mountain gorillas provide a simple way to test the endangered apes for viruses without disturbing them, according to scientists from UC Davis studying mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in East-Central Africa.
William J. Fulbright Fellowship, US Agency for International Development

Contact: Tierra Smiley Evans
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Rapid TB test accuracy in West Africa compromised by mycobacterium diversity
A study led by the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia and the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases now suggests that in West Africa tests to identify Mtbc in culture miss a substantial fraction of cases, with dire consequences for the patients and for TB control efforts.
European Research Council

Contact: PLOS NTDs

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
PLOS Pathogens
How fungi stage a deadly under-water attack on Aedes mosquito larvae
Insect pathogenic fungi can grow in liquid suspensions and on solid substrates, and their spores can attack and kill mosquitoes in aquatic or terrestrial environments. A study published on July 7th in PLOS Pathogens demonstrates that the fungal attack of aquatic Aedes larvae is a particular rapid and effective way of mosquito control.

Contact: Tariq Butt

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
Researchers begin promising malaria vaccine trial in Burkina Faso
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases: it infects hundreds of millions of people every year, and kills about half a million, most of them under 5 years of age. There is no vaccine. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are testing a malaria vaccine that has shown success in early tests.

Contact: David Kohn
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Blurring of national security interests & global health agendas are an unavoidable reality
Society must align the overlapping priorities and often clashing interests of medical intelligence, national security agendas and the global health community, according to global health advocates writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Contact: Rosalind Dewar

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
Obese preschoolers have 60 percent higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese children aged 2-5 years old are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital and have 60 percent higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children, a study by the University of Sydney's School of Public Health has found. Published today in Obesity journal, this is the first study to reveal the higher direct health care costs of obesity in preschool aged children compared with those of normal weight.

Contact: Kobi Print
University of Sydney

Public Release: 5-Jul-2016
CONRAD launches Quatro in South Africa and Zimbabwe
As the HIV infection rate in young African women continues to rise despite ongoing educational efforts, the prevention field is working to better understand the lifestyles and user preferences of this high risk group. Following on the launch of a human centered design study in South Africa called Project EMOTION, CONRAD today announced enrollment of the first participant in The Quatro Study.
President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Contact: Annette Larkin

Public Release: 5-Jul-2016
Protein target may block deadly arterial remodeling in pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a highly lethal disease that transforms the thin, flexible vasculature of the lungs into thick, dysfunctional blood vessels that can kill.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 5-Jul-2016
Ecology Letters
Malaria study shows how multiple infections make disease worse
Scientists have discovered why infections with the two most common types of malaria parasite combined lead to greater health risks -- because one species helps the other to thrive.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, The Human Frontiers

Contact: Catriona Kelly
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 5-Jul-2016
PREVAIL treatment trial for men with persistent Ebola viral RNA in semen opens in Liberia
The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL), a US-Liberia joint Clinical Research Partnership, today announced the opening of PREVAIL IV, a treatment trial for men who have survived Ebola virus disease but continue to have evidence of Ebola virus genetic material, RNA, in their semen. The trial is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Liberia and Gilead Sciences.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anne A. Oplinger
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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