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Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
'Gene therapy in a box' effective, reports Nature Communications
A table-top device that enables medical staff to genetically manipulate a patient's blood to deliver potential new therapies for cancer, HIV and other diseases would eliminate the need for multi-million-dollar 'clean rooms,' making gene therapy more possible for even the poorest of countries.
The Heath Foundation, Markey Molecular Medicine Investigator award, Jose Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact: Jonathan Rabinovitz
jrabinov@fredhutch.org
206-667-6906
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology
Journal of American College of Cardiology
The 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology
The 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC), Asia Pacific Heart Congress 2016 & International Congress Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2016 was successfully held from October 13th to 16th at the China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China. Registration for this year's event increased by 10% with over 17,000 people registering for the conference. Attendees from 32 different societies including 24 overseas societies attended 67 academic forums and 22 joint forums with 2107 presentations made by some outstanding speakers.

Contact: Morgan Lyons
m.lyons@compuscript.com
353-614-72743
Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Wyss Institute's rapid Zika test named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science magazine
A rapid Zika test, developed by an international, multi-institutional team of researchers led by synthetic biologist James Collins, Ph.D., at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has today been named a 2016 "Best of What's New" awards winner by Popular Science magazine in the Health category.

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
katherine.mcalpine@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Researchers collaborate to develop bird's eye view of rural community health
Scientists from the Wits School of Public Health, the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of Limpopo have established a network of surveillance sites to study health and demographics in rural communities and thereby understand the impact of poverty, inequality and unemployment.

Contact: Lisa Rautenbach
Lisa.Rautenbach@wits.ac.za
27-117-172-771
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
Researchers explore how Zika infection causes microcephaly
Infection with Zika virus disrupts fetal brain development by interfering with the proliferation of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs), a type of cell that drives neurodevelopment and proliferates into brain and nervous system cells. Understanding Zika's mechanisms will illuminate how viral infection leads to birth defects such as microcephaly, a condition marked by an abnormally small head and brain size, and could inform the development of therapies and vaccines.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
NIH awards $30M to Emory, Johns Hopkins, Colorado State for household air pollution study
The Rollins School at Public Health at Emory University, in collaboration with the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Colorado State University, has been awarded $30 million over five years for a multi-country randomized controlled field trial to assess the impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution and health in four low- and medium-income countries. 
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Melva Robertson
melva.robertson@email.com
404-727-5692
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer
Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results.
National Science Foundation, Washington State University

Contact: Lei Li
lei.li2@wsu.edu
509-335-4034
Washington State University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Nature
A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever
Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic to disease-carrying mosquitoes. The findings move the scientific world one step closer to genetically engineering a toxin that would be lethal to species that carry dengue fever and the Zika virus.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Science
Science spotlights research involving Brazil's Zika Virus Research Network
Research on the Zika virus Conducted by Brazilian and American scientists are highlighted in the Science, that draws attention to the fact that the results of trials showing that three different candidate vaccines Zika protected rhesus monkeys against the disease.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
8th International conference on Technology for Development
Identifying children and saving lives one thumbprint at a time
Every day 353,000 children are born around the world, a majority of them in developing countries where there is a lack of proper record keeping, resulting in a lack of proper health care. By the age of five, more than 5 million children per year lose their lives to vaccine-preventable diseases. How can these young lives be saved? By their thumbprint, says Michigan State University professor Anil Jain.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Jessi Adler
jessi.adler@cabs.msu.edu
517-355-6469
Michigan State University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Healthcare workers describe their experiences in caring for patients with Ebola
Interviews conducted in 2015 with eight nurses and one physician who had worked in Ebola care in Sierra Leone revealed two themes: 'Experiencing security by learning to manage risks'; and 'Developing courage and growth by facing personal fears'.

Contact: Penny Smith
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
44-012-437-70171
Wiley

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Nature Scientific Reports
Scientists uncover new facets of Zika-related birth defects
In a study that could one day help eliminate the tragic birth defects caused by Zika virus, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have elucidated how the virus attacks the brains of newborns, information that could accelerate the development of treatments.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
267-337-3859
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 16-Oct-2016
The Lancet
Close proximity of slum dwellers could be answer to health problems
A new study suggests that the 'neighborhood effect' of slums could help to alleviate some of their associated health problems. A team of academics led by Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick have conducted a review of international slum research, which is being published in The Lancet.

Contact: Nicola Jones
N.Jones.1@warwick.ac.uk
07-824-540-863
University of Warwick

Public Release: 14-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
New library of human stem cells with the Brazilian genetic admixture
New human pluripotent stem cells lines increase the diversity of the available ones because are derived from individuals of the Brazilian population -- an admixture of European, African and Native American genomic ancestry. They can serve as an in vitro system for the identification of novel leads, for testing drug toxicity and for addressing the issue of differential drug response, a phenomenon greatly influenced by genetic factors.
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos

Contact: Lygia da Veiga Pereira
lpereira@usp.br
55-119-918-52440
University of Sao Paulo Scientific Outreach Unit

Public Release: 14-Oct-2016
Healthy knees
Every year, about 250,000 people in the US -- primarily young adults participating in sports -- sustain injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and about half of these individuals end up having reconstructive surgery. But even more disturbing is that some 30 to 60 percent of those who undergo surgery develop osteoarthritis (OA) within five years. New research at the University of Delaware will examine the biochemistry and biomechanics of the development of OA after ACL surgery.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Journal of Virology
Going viral: Insights on Zika
Understanding the full history the Zika virus along with new developments is key to getting a vaccine and medicine to prevent and relieve Zika infections. This includes knowing all the transmission methods -- it's more than a mosquito bite.
Michigan Tech Research Seed Grant

Contact: Allison Mills
awmills@mtu.edu
906-487-2343
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
EBioMedicine
International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also 'wimpiest'
An international study 15 years in the making has shown that it's 'survival of the wimpiest' among subtypes and strains when it comes to understanding the spread of HIV/AIDS around the world, a virus that has killed an estimated 35 million people since the 1970s.

Contact: Jeff Renaud
jrenaud9@uwo.ca
519-520-7281
University of Western Ontario

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Nature Medicine
Zika virus infection may prevent reinfection, collaborative study finds
A collaborative study involving Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute found that people infected with Zika virus may not be susceptible to it again.

Contact: Stephen Higgs
shiggs@k-state.edu
785-532-1333
Kansas State University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
The Lancet
Role of pathogens vastly underestimated in deadly childhood diarrhea, study finds
New research offers unprecedented insights into the causes of childhood diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death of children worldwide, and suggests that the role of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites has been vastly underestimated.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Josh Barney
jdb9a@virginia.edu
434-906-8864
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
Argentine Congress of Cardiology
Review Argentina Cardiology
Smoking rises in Argentina heart attack patients as cigarettes 'among cheapest in world'
Levels of smoking are rising in heart attack patients in Argentina, according to a study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2016). The findings coincide with a 100 percent increase in affordability in the last decade, which have made cigarettes among the cheapest in the world. Researchers also report improved treatment for heart attacks but no decrease in mortality.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
048-987-2483
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 13-Oct-2016
NPJ Vaccines
UTMB researchers develop new candidate vaccines against the plague
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed new potential vaccines that protect animals against the bacteria that causes the deadly plague. These findings are detailed in NPJ Vaccines.

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

Public Release: 12-Oct-2016
American Journal of Human Biology
Indigenous group add to evidence tying cesarean birth to obesity
A Purdue University study of an indigenous group of Maya people reinforces the link between Cesarean births and obesity.
National Science Foundation, Dartmouth College/Claire Garber Goodman Fund for the Anthropological Study of Human Culture

Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert
apatterson@purdue.edu
765-494-9723
Purdue University

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
BMC, BU Schools of Medicine and Public Health awarded $12.3 million from NIAAA
Researchers from Boston Medical Center, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, the University of California at San Francisco and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received $12.3 million in grant funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Elissa Snook
Elissa.Snook@bmc.org
617-638-6823
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
Immunity
CNIC researchers identify a mechanism through which the Leishmania parasite sabotages the immune response
A molecule produced and secreted by the parasite interacts with a receptor called Mincle (Clec4e).

Contact: Fatima Lois
flois@cnic.es
34-639-282-477
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares

Public Release: 11-Oct-2016
PLOS Medicine
Measles prevention -- how to pull the trigger for vaccination campaigns?
Routine vaccination has greatly reduced measles deaths in recent years, but very high vaccination coverage is needed to prevent disease outbreaks. In a Research Article in PLOS Medicine, Justin Lessler of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and colleagues describe a modeling study assessing the potential benefits of using supplementary vaccination campaigns triggered by measles outbreaks or by serological surveys of population immunity as part of a measles control strategy.

Contact: Justin Lessler
justin@jhu.edu
PLOS

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