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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Cancer Epidemiology
Cancer registries in resource-constrained countries can inform policy to reduce cancer burden
Data from population-based cancer registries are vital for informing health programs, policies and strategies for cancer screening and treatment. A special issue of Cancer Epidemiology, prepared under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers lessons for planning and supporting cancer registration in resource-constrained settings to support data-driven policies on cancer prevention, early detection and appropriate treatment leading to significant cost savings for government and society as a whole.

Contact: Sarah Jenkins

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
PLOS Pathogens
Hormone-disrupting compound could provide new approach to malaria control
A chemical that disrupts biological processes in female mosquitoes may be just as effective as insecticides in reducing the spread of malaria, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Todd Datz
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Science Advances
Vaccination increases family wealth, girls' education
A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school.
Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Tom Marsh, WSU Allen School
Washington State University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Journal of Public Health
Celebrity chefs have poor food safety practices, a Kansas State University study finds
Kansas State University food safety experts viewed 100 cooking shows with 24 popular celebrity chefs and found several unclean food preparation behaviors. Kansas State University food safety experts Edgar Chambers IV and Curtis Maughan, along with Tennessee State University's Sandria Godwin, recently published 'Food safety behaviors observed in celebrity chefs across a variety of programs' in the Journal of Public Health.

Contact: Edgar Chambers IV
Kansas State University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
UC researchers examine potential drug pathway to combat pneumocystis
A study led by University of Cincinnati researchers is offering new insight in how the fungus Pneumocystis, thrives in the lungs of immune-compromised individuals, where it can cause a fatal pneumonia.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact: Cedric Ricks
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
The Open Dentistry Journal
Promotion of nickel (Ni) allergy by anamnestic sensitization
This report provides evidence that the solitary pre-sensitization to LPS is essential for the onset of Ni allergy by shifting the Th1/Th2 immune balance toward a Th1 dominant.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
International alliance receives grant to improve cassava harvest and nutrition for farmers in Africa
Scientists under VIRCA Plus are developing improved cassava varieties to enhance the livelihoods and health status of African farm families.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Melanie Bernds
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Investment in medicine regulatory authorities key to fighting the 21st century 'Third Man'
From Vienna to the Democratic Republic of Congo, fake medicines have threatened citizens across the board -- and borders -- in wartime as well as peacetime. 'Fake Penicillin, The Third Man and Operation Claptrap,' an article published today in BMJ's online Christmas edition, visits the history of falsified drugs and highlights what needs to be done to avert a problem that threatens us all.

Contact: Anne Whitehouse
Infectious Diseases Data Observatory

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Could co-infection with other viruses affect the survival of those with Ebola virus?
Could co-infection with other viruses have a detrimental affect on Ebola survival, and why did some show Ebola symptoms without having the virus? A new study investigates.
Public Health England

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Mutations acquired trans-Pacific may be key to changes in Zika severity
Though Zika has been known for 70 years, in many ways the virus is still poorly understood. A new phylogenetic and geographic analysis of Zika's collected genetic sequences provides the most complete study of the virus's history to date. The analysis reveals indications of a surprisingly complex global background including an under-recorded ancestry in Asia. Further, the analysis identifies specific mutations in the Pacific transit that suggest possible explanations for Zika's recent virulence.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: James Hathaway
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Groundbreaking study sheds light on treating cancer
The work by Professor Tae-Hyuk Kwon (School of Natural Science) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, has presented a new cancer treatment that uses red lights to target and kill cancer cells alternatively without surgery.
UNIST Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Worm treatment strategy could benefit millions of kids
A landmark new study shows the benefits of an expanded treatment strategy for intestinal worms -- treating adults as well as children -- that could improve the health of millions of children in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

Contact: Dr. Naomi Clarke
Australian National University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Preventive Medicine
Availability of community-based fitness classes leads to increased activity levels
Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a government-sponsored community activity program in Brazil is improving activity levels of women. The researchers believe the program could be scaled up and adapted to other communities around the world.

Contact: Derek Thompson
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Famine alters metabolism for successive generations
A famine that afflicted China between 1959 and 1961 is associated with an increased hyperglycemia risk not only among people who were born then, but also among the children they had a generation later.

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Cancer Cell
The antibody that normalizes tumor vessels
IBS scientists discover that their antisepsis antibody also reduces glioma, lung and breast cancer progression in mice.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Frail patients should have tailored cardiac rehabilitation say European experts
European experts have called for frail patients to have tailored cardiac rehabilitation programs in a paper published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of fetal death
Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving mice and human blood samples.
Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation

Contact: Joel Winston
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 10-Dec-2016
EuroEcho-Imaging 2016
Circulation favors placenta over brain in fetuses of diabetic mothers
Blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in fetuses of mothers with diabetes, reveals research presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 10-Dec-2016
EuroEcho-Imaging 2016
Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in patients with diabetes
Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients who also have diabetes, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 9-Dec-2016
American Journal of Pathology
NIH scientists develop new mouse model to study Salmonella meningitis
National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have established in mice a way to study potentially life-threatening meningitis caused by Salmonella. Bacterial meningitis happens when bacteria infect the central nervous system (CNS), causing a serious disease that can be life-threatening and difficult to diagnose and treat. Patients who survive often have permanent brain damage.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ken Pekoc
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 9-Dec-2016
EuroEcho-Imaging 2016
Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs
Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.
Astra Zeneca and Biotronik, Fonds Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Control of emerging Ebola infections could be aided by new monitoring method
New research on the 2014 Ebola epidemic tracks the rate at which infections move from one district to another and how often infections cross the borders between countries. This study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could be used to analyze breakouts of new infectious diseases -- even when little is known about the transmission characteristics of the new infection.

Contact: Jantien A. Backer

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
New method helps compare cholera vaccine costs
Advances in water supply and sanitation are thought to be the ideal way to control the spread of cholera, but a handful of vaccines have also been developed -- or are in development -- to prevent the disease. Now, in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers describe a standardized method to analyze the full costs for the implementation and delivery of cholera vaccines in low and middle income countries. The approach, they hope, will be a boon to programs planning or reviewing vaccination efforts.

Contact: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Fast test can monitor drug resistance in hookworms
More than 2 billion people around the world are infected with intestinal helminths, parasitic worms that can cause disease, complicate pregnancies, and stunt the growth of children. A number of drugs are currently used to treat hookworms, one of the most common helminths to infect humans, but many worry that prolonged use of the drugs could lead to drug-resistant worms. Now, researchers have described, in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, a rapid test that can monitor hookworm DNA for drug resistance mutations.

Contact: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Journal of Virology
Researchers combine MERS and rabies viruses to create innovative 2-for-1 vaccine
In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and rabies.

Contact: David Kohn
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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