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Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
PATH and WRAIR announce largest-ever controlled malaria infection
PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative and the US Department of Defense's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research announced today that vaccinations are under way in a clinical trial to evaluate modifications to the vaccine regimen of GSK's RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine candidate. The partners seek to understand if these modifications will provide equal or increased protection compared to the standard pediatric regimen.

Contact: Preeti Singh
psingh@burness.com
301-280-5722
Burness

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
New method for producing malaria treatment at large scales
For the first time, production of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin has been achieved at an industrial scale using genetically engineered moss. This offers new hope for stabilizing artemisinin supplies and combatting malaria.
Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, University of Malaya, Danish Council for Independent Research

Contact: Emma Duncan
emma.duncan@frontiersin.org
41-788-244-347
Frontiers

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
PLOS ONE
Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli.

Contact: Matthew Grant
matthew.grant@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Martha Sajatovic, M.D., receives international brain health grant, joins new diabetes research project
Martha Sajatovic, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research and Director of the Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Research Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, is the recent recipient of two major research grants.
NIH/Fogarty International Center for Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Contact: Ansley Gogol
ansley.gogol@case.edu
216-368-4452
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
The Lancet
Vaccine to prevent most cervical cancers shows long-term effectiveness
A vaccine that can literally eradicate the majority of cervical cancer cases shows long-term effectiveness in a study published today in The Lancet. This study of 14,215 women in 18 countries extends and solidifies the initial phase 3 efficacy and safety trial of the nine-valent human papilloma virus vaccine, Gardasil 9, that was published in February 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Merck & Co.

Contact: Jeff Hansen
jeffhans@uab.edu
205-209-2355
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Nature Medicine
Researchers develop Lassa fever treatment effective eight days after infection
A collaborative team of scientists, led by a group at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, have successfully protected nonhuman primates against one of the most deadly viruses in the world, Lassa fever, eight days after they became infected. The findings are now available in Nature Medicine.

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Champalimaud Vision Award recognizes extraordinary work on blindness prevention
The 2017 António Champalimaud Vision Award recognizes the work developed by Sightsavers and CBM, two institutions who have long and distinguished histories of organizing and supporting blindness prevention, alleviation and rehabilitation programs in low-income countries such as Nepal, Mozambique, Uganda, Ethiopia or Bangladesh.

Contact: Maria Joao Soares
mjsoares@jlma.pt
351-914-237-487
JLM&A, SA

Public Release: 4-Sep-2017
Nature Microbiology
Deadly parasite messaging tactic may help curb sleeping sickness
New insight into the parasites that cause sleeping sickness could offer a new pathway to tackling the disease, which poses a major threat to human health and causes severe livestock losses in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-779-135-5940
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 1-Sep-2017
Lancet Oncology
Palliative care makes only limited gains in Africa
An Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai student leads the first comprehensive analysis of African palliative care literature over past 12 years.

Contact: Sasha Walek
newsmedia@mssm.edu
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 1-Sep-2017
Emerging Microbes & Infections
Scientists identify climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaks
The University of Liverpool is part of an international team of scientists that have identified the climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaks, with a new study undertaken in India.

Contact: Sarah Stamper
sarah.stamper@liv.ac.uk
01-517-943-044
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 1-Sep-2017
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Vaccines save 20 million lives, $350 billion in poor countries since 2001
Vaccination efforts made in the world's poorest countries since 2001 will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact: Jeni Cook
jeni.cook@unc.edu
404-309-3994
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017
International Journal of Epidemiology
BCG jab may protect against TB for nearly twice as long as previously thought
The world's only licensed tuberculosis (TB) vaccine could offer protection against the disease for nearly twice as long as previously thought, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

Contact: James Barr
press@lshtm.ac.uk
020-792-72802
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Does indoor spraying help prevent dengue?
The prevention of dengue, the most prevalent mosquito-borne virus in the world, relies heavily on controlling mosquito populations, as the currently available dengue vaccine is only partially effective. Indoor spraying -- which involves spraying of insecticides inside houses -- has the potential to be a key part of those prevention efforts, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Contact: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
plosntds@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
National Institutes of Health Grant Announcement
Placenta-on-a-chip: Microsensor simulates malaria in the womb to develop treatments
By combining microbiology with engineering technologies, researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing a first-of-its-kind 3-D model that uses a single microfluidic sensing chip to study the complicated processes that take place in malaria-infected placenta as well as other placenta-related diseases and pathologies. The chip will mimic the microenvironment of placental malaria, specifically the maternal-fetal interface.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
European Heart Journal
Asian dust and acute myocardial infarction: Prediction and prevention
When Asian dust clouds blow in to Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture, hospitals in the region handle a surge of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) in the following 24 hours, and now a new prediction tool could help pinpoint which patients are at greatest risk.
The study was supported in part by the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund [5-1452] of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan; and the Foundation for Total Health Promotion, Japan.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
Rethinking dual antiplatelet guidelines in acute coronary syndrome? (CHANGE-DAPT)
New research presented at ESC Congress today1 suggests that for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment according to contemporary guidelines for dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) could be less preferable than sticking to older guidelines.
The investigator-initiated CHANGE DAPT study was performed without external funding.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
Preventing sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: ESC guidelines (HCM-EVIDENCE)
A large study conducted across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia has validated the ESC recommendations for predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
United Kingdom Department of Health's National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centres funding scheme, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
Revisiting dietary fat guidelines? (PURE)
Researchers here at ESC Congress are calling for a reconsideration of global dietary guidelines in light of new data presented today on fat intake and cardiovascular risk and mortality.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
The Lancet
Reassessing the benefits of plant-based eating (PURE)
A large dietary study from 18 countries, across seven geographic regions has found that even relatively moderate intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes such as beans and lentils may lower a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death.
PHRI, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and others

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
No advantage of ambulance over hospital anti-clot therapy (SCAAR)
In contrast to European and American guidelines that recommend pre-hospital antiplatelet therapy for heart attack patients suffering from ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a new study presented at ESC Congress suggests this practice has no advantage over waiting for in-hospital treatment.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
Ablation of atrial fibrillation improves quality of life more than drugs (CAPTAF)
Ablation of atrial fibrillation improves quality of life more than drugs, even though the reduction in atrial fibrillation burden did not differ significantly between treatments, according to late-breaking results from the CAPTAF trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress.
Swedish Research Council, Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, Medtronic AB

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
Japanese study questions benefit of treat-to-target statin therapy (EMPATHY)
A study in Japanese patients with diabetic retinopathy has questioned the benefit of treat-to-target intensive versus standard statin therapy. The late-breaking results from the EMPATHY trial are presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress.
Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
Electrocardiogram recording by patients boosts atrial fibrillation diagnosis (REHEARSE-AF)
Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording by patients with remote analysis by professionals identifies more atrial fibrillation (AF) than routine care, according to late-breaking results from a randomised trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in Circulation. The approach has the potential to reduce AF-related strokes by starting preventative treatment earlier.
The study was funded by a joint grant from the Welsh Government Health Technology and Telehealth Fund and AliveCor Inc. (Mountain View, CA, USA). The study was sponsored by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and overseen by a trial steering co

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
ESC Congress 2017
New England Journal of Medicine
Anacetrapib reduces risk of serious cardiovascular events in high risk patients (REVEAL)
Anacetrapib, an inhibitor of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity, lowers the risk of heart attack and related cardiovascular complications in patients receiving intensive statin treatment, according to late-breaking results from the REVEAL trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress and published in the NEJM.
MSD, British Heart Foundation, Medical Research Council

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
Scientific Reports
New treatment options for type 2 diabetes
Researchers believe they now have a considerable amount of evidence, much of it new, that in contrast to the current strategies for attacking type 2 diabetes, the recognition that it involves dormant microbes, chronic inflammatory processes and coagulopathies, offer new opportunities for treatment.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, National Research Foundation, Medical Research Council of South Africa

Contact: Resia Pretorius
resiap@sun.ac.za
27-021-808-3143
Stellenbosch University

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