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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
NIH awards MSU researcher $8.4 million to develop first malaria treatments
While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, MSU Professor Terrie E. Taylor is using an $8.4 million NIH grant to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jessi Adler
Michigan State University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Agricultural fires in Brazil harm infant health, a warning for the developing world
Exposure to pollution from agricultural fires in the last few months of gestation leads to earlier birth and smaller babies, researchers at Princeton and Duke universities have found. The results offer a warning to the developing world, where such fires are common.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Hotchkiss
Princeton University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Major drug initiatives are best way to curb threat from parasites
Large-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease could improve the health of millions despite concerns about their long-term effects, a study suggests.

Contact: Corin Campbell
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation boosts vital work of the University of Washington's IHME
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) announced today the foundation's commitment to invest $279 million in IHME to expand its work over the next decade.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Kayla Albrecht
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Danforth Center expands major research program to benefit farmers in the developing world
Sorghum is a member of the grass family and is grown worldwide. It is of interest, not only because it is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but because grain sorghum yields have been flat or declining due to the lack of sufficient investment in the development of new improved varieties. Sorghum is very resilient to drought and heat stress.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Melanie Bernds
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
American Journal of Human Biology
'Protective' DNA strands are shorter in adults who had more infections as infants
New research indicates that people who had more infections as babies harbor a key marker of cellular aging as young adults: the protective stretches of DNA which 'cap' the ends of their chromosomes are shorter than in adults who were healthier as infants.
National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Northwestern University

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
New tuberculosis therapy could be more potent than current treatments
Researchers have devised a potential drug regimen for tuberculosis that could cut the treatment time by up to 75 percent, while simultaneously reducing the risk that patients could develop drug-resistant TB.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Enrique Rivero
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes by int'l team led by York U researcher
An international team of researchers and clinicians led by York U Prof. Michael Riddell has published a set of guidelines to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar. The guidelines on glucose targets for safe and effective exercising as well as nutritional and insulin dose adjustments to prevent exercise-related fluctuations in blood sugar appear in the report, 'Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement,' published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
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York University

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Mathematical model limits malaria outbreaks
Mathematical models can effectively predict and track malaria transmission trends, ultimately quantifying the efficiency of various treatment and eradication strategies in high-risk regions. In a paper publishing in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, authors explain a malaria transmission model that considers three distinct factors: climate, the extrinsic incubation period (EIP), and the vector-bias effect.

Contact: Lina Sorg
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Monash awarded grant to lead global slum revitalization research
A global charitable foundation has awarded an AUD $14 million grant to an international research consortium led by Monash University. In one of only four such successes selected from over 600 applications worldwide, the Wellcome Trust (UK) awarded the prestigious grant to the Monash-led team for a research project that will potentially improve the lives of the more than a billion people living in urban slums globally.
The Wellcome Trust, the Asian Development Bank

Contact: Claire Bowers
Monash University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
New tools developed to help clinicians predict risk of cardiovascular disease
A new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers provides powerful new tools to help clinicians around the globe predict their patients' 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marge Dwyer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Science of the Total Environment
Cookware made with scrap metal contaminates food
Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal in countries around the world poses a serious and previously unrecognized health risk to millions of people according to a new study. Researchers at Ashland University and Occupational Knowledge International tested 42 samples of aluminum cookware made in 10 developing countries and more than one-third pose a lead exposure hazard. The cookware also released significant levels of aluminum, arsenic and cadmium.

Contact: Perry Gottesfeld
OK International

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
UTMB researcher is co-inventor of a faster and more accurate test for diagnosing Zika
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center, have developed a new detection test for Zika that is faster and more accurate than currently available tests. The new test can detect Zika in a very small sample of blood in less than four hours. The new test is detailed in EBioMedicine.

Contact: Donna Ramirez
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
European Heart Journal
More than half of atrial fibrillation patients become asymptomatic after catheter ablation
More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure published today in European Heart Journal.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Genome Biology
Blood test can predict life or death outcome for patients with Ebola virus disease
Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection. A team at the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with Public Health England, Boston University and other international partners, used blood samples taken from infected and recovering patients during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak to identify gene products that act as strong predictors of patient outcome.
National Institute for Health Research, US Food and Drug Administration

Contact: Nicola Frost
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
PLOS Pathogens
New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Johanna Harvey
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Structure of atypical cancer protein paves way for drug development
A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has helped uncover the elusive structure of a cancer cell receptor protein that can be leveraged to fight disease progression.
National Institutes of Health, Robertson Foundation/Cancer Research Institute Irvington Fellowship

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Brian Grimberg receives Fulbright award
Brian T. Grimberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright US Scholar Program Award from the US Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Iron-fortified nutrition bars combat anemia in India
An iron supplement bar given to anemic women in and around Mumbai, India, led to increased hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, reducing anemia, with no reported side effects, according to a study by Duke University researchers and collaborators in India. The study appears in the Jan. 18 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world; in India it affects more than 600 million people.
Duke Global Health Institute, DukeMed Engage Award, Mulliben Dulabhai Trust

Contact: Diana Harvey
Duke University

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
ReSeqTB Data Platform now available to public
The Rapid Drug Susceptibility Testing Consortium, an arm of the Critcal Path to TB Drug Regimens initiative, announces the public launch of the Relational Sequencing TB Data Platform (ReSeqTB): a user-friendly interface to identify and categorize M.tb mutations associated with drug resistance. Current drug susceptibility tests can take several months. ReSeqTB can change this paradigm by enabling clinicians and researchers to simultaneously identify mutations to all drugs.

Contact: Kissy Black
The Critical Path Institute (C-Path)

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
Cell Reports
NIH scientists identify early impact of Ebola virus on immune system
A new mouse model of early Ebola virus (EBOV) infection has shown National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and colleagues how early responses of the immune system can affect development of EBOV disease. The model could help identify protective immune responses as targets for developing human EBOV therapeutics.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
JAMA Pediatrics
Delayed clamping prevents anemia
When clamping of the umbilical cord is delayed, iron deficiency up to six months of age can be prevented, according to a new study from Uppsala University, published in JAMA Pediatrics. The study was conducted in Nepal.

Contact: Ola Andersson, M. D.
Uppsala University

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Solar power plan set to bring fresh water to out-of-reach villages
A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time.

Contact: Corin Campbell
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E, Princeton-led study finds
The technique that the hepatitis E virus -- an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise in Europe -- uses to spread could present a weak spot scientists can exploit to treat the disease, according to a Princeton University-led study.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research

Contact: John Cramer
Princeton University

Public Release: 15-Jan-2017
E-waste in East and Southeast Asia jumps 63 percent in 5 years
Volumes of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both volume and per capita measures, new UN research shows. Driven by rising incomes and high demand for new gadgets and appliances, e-waste across all 12 countries and areas analyzed increased 63 percent on average and weighed 12.3 million tons, 2.4 times the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Contact: Ruediger Kuehr
United Nations University

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