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Public Release: 13-Jul-2017
Scientific Reports
Mountain gorillas have herpes virus similar to that found in humans
Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have detected a herpes virus in wild mountain gorillas that is very similar to the Epstein-Barr virus in humans.
William J. Fulbright Fellowship, US Agency-International Development

Contact: Kat Kerlin
kekerlin@ucdavis.edu
530-750-9195
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
The 21st Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress
Registry identifies early onset of heart failure and lack of defibrillators in Asia
For the first time this year a late breaking clinical trials session will be held at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC) Congress to highlight world-class research coming out of the region.

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

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Multi-antioxidant nanoparticles to treat sepsis
From the energy sector to biology, ceria-zirconia nanoparticles remove free radicals and improve survival in animal models.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Jung Gyu Kim
jungkki1@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 11-Jul-2017
Tulane University awarded $12 million to create Lassa vaccine and treatment
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University more than $12 million to test a promising drug treatment against Lassa fever and develop a vaccine against the deadly disease endemic in parts of West Africa.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Keith Brannon
kbrannon@tulane.edu
504-862-8789
Tulane University

Public Release: 11-Jul-2017
PLOS ONE
NRL scientists find high prevalence of antibiotic resistance in Kenya
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant global public health problems in many developing countries. NRL, working with researchers in the Republic of Kenya, discovered a high prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the East Africa nation due to over-use of antimicrobial agents.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2326
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Jul-2017
Lancet
Experts urge action to cut child deaths from deadly lung virus
Vaccines to combat a virus that can lead to fatal lung infections are urgently needed to help prevent child deaths worldwide, research suggests. Experts report that more than 115,000 children under five are dying each year from complications associated with the infection, called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Around three million are admitted to hospital each year with the virus, which causes breathing difficulties and wheezing.

Contact: Jen Middleton
jen.middleton@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6514
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Undersea life holds promise for killing tuberculosis
A team of researchers at the University of Central Florida has discovered a potential new weapon in the fight against tuberculosis, and it lives in the Little Mermaid's realm.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
JCI Insight
Antibodies halt placental transmission of CMV-like virus in monkeys
Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine and Tulane National Primate Research Center report findings in monkeys that demonstrates a CMV vaccine approach that appears to be capable of protecting the animal's fetus from infection.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Sarah Avery
sara.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
Journal of Neuroscience
New study identifies gene that could play key role in depression
Depression affects more than 300 million people annually. Now, a new study has pinpointed how one particular gene plays a central role -- either protecting from stress or triggering a downward spiral, depending on its level of activity.

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 6-Jul-2017
PLOS Pathogens
Scientists find new method to fight malaria
Scientists have discovered a new way to slow down malaria infections, providing a possible new target for antimalarial drugs. The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new antimalarials -- an important step in the battle against drug resistant malaria.

Contact: Greta Keenan
press@crick.ac.uk
020-379-65252
The Francis Crick Institute

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Nature
Chances of surviving malaria may be higher when host consumes fewer calories
Research published in the current issue of the journal Nature finds that the chances of surviving a malaria infection may be higher when the infected individual consumes fewer calories. The study revealed that, in mice, the malaria parasite can sense and adapt to its host's nutritional status, reducing the number of offspring it produces. Mice that ate 30 percent fewer calories had a significantly lower parasite load and also lived longer.

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
bkk1@psu.edu
814-863-4682
Penn State

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes increasing at alarming rates in sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is in the midst of a rapidly expanding diabetes epidemic that could have devastating health and economic consequences for the region unless quick and decisive action is taken to turn the tide, according to a major new report from a Lancet commission co-led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Rockefeller Foundation and Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Cell Reports
New method helps fighting future pandemics
By developing a new technique for labeling the gene segments of influenza viruses, researchers now know more about how influenza viruses enter the cell and establish cell co-infections -- a major contributing factor to potential pandemic development.

Contact: Elsa Helin
elsa.helin@su.se
0046-815-3428
Stockholm University

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Skin plays significant role in spread of leishmaniasis
Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis -- a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies -- are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person's blood.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Saskia Angenent
saskia.angenent@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-23918
University of York

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Nature
Less is better: Malaria parasites able to sense their hosts' calorie intake
A new study in Nature has shown that the infectious agent responsible for malaria, the Plasmodium parasite, is able to to sense and actively adapt to the host's nutritional status.

Contact: Ana de Barros
imm-communication@medicina.ulisboa.pt
Instituto de Medicina Molecular

Public Release: 4-Jul-2017
Malaria Journal
Removal of invasive shrub could be an easy way to help reduce malaria transmission
Removing the flowers of an invasive shrub from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission, according to a new study published in the open access Malaria Journal. Removing the flowers from villages in Mali decreased the local mosquito vector population by nearly 60 percent.

Contact: Matthew Lam
matthew.lam@biomedcentral.com
020-319-22722
BioMed Central

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
One step closer to a DNA vaccine against dengue virus
In a new study, researchers inoculated mice with a new DNA vaccine candidate (pVAX1-D1ME) in order to evaluate its efficiency. They found that the vaccine candidate was able to induce persistent humoral and cellular immune responses and provided efficient protection against lethal challenge from one of the four serotypes of dengue virus (DV1). These results are encouraging for the future development of a tetravalent vaccine that could provide efficient protection against all four serotypes of the virus.
The National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Melissa Cochrane
melissa.cochrane@frontiersin.org
41-787-246-393
Frontiers

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Elephantiasis on the decline in Cameroon
Lymphatic filariasis -- a parasitic infection commonly known as elephantiasis -- is among the 10 neglected tropical diseases that the World Health Organization (WHO) is aiming to eliminate by 2020. In Cameroon, large-scale annual mass drug administration efforts are successfully curbing rates of LF, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
BMJ Global Health
Malaria control in African schools dramatically cuts infection and reduces risk of anemia
Schools that provide prevention education, insecticide-treated nets and antimalarial treatment, in regions where malaria is highly seasonal, could reduce the risk of schoolchildren developing anemia and improve their cognitive performance, according to new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Save the Children

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

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Science Advances
Researchers develop yeast-based tool for worldwide pathogen detection
Columbia University researchers have developed a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way we detect and treat pathogens in everything from human health to agriculture to water. Using only common household baker's yeast, they've created an extremely low-cost, low-maintenance, on-site dipstick test they hope will aid in the surveillance and early detection of fungal pathogens responsible for major human disease, agricultural damage and food spoilage worldwide.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, Simons Foundation Junior Fellow award

Contact: Jessica Guenzel
jg3570@columbia.edu
212-854-0588
Columbia University

Public Release: 27-Jun-2017
Scientific Reports
New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease
Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale.

Contact: Brett Israel
brett.israel@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Study: Most families in low-income countries don't have soap at home
Study -- the first to systematically measure handwashing in so many countries -- highlights the need to improve access to soap, along with handwashing behavior in general, in many impoverished countries.

Contact: David Hill
davidhil@buffalo.edu
716-645-4651
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 26-Jun-2017
Latest advances in malaria research in free eBook by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) today announced a grant from the J.C. Flowers Foundation (JCFF) to support the free eBook distribution of the research monograph, Malaria: Biology in the Era of Eradication. JCFF funding enables this newly published title to reach scientists, clinicians and care-givers throughout malaria-endemic areas such as Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
Molecular Biology of the Cell
A rising star
It's a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than 3 millimeters in size. But closely related to humans, Botryllus schlosseri might hold the key to new treatments for cancer and a host of vascular diseases.

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Critical gaps in our knowledge of where infectious diseases occur
Today Scientists have called for action. The scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution have published a joint statement from scientists at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University. The scientists call attention to a serious lack of data on the worldwide distribution of disease-causing organisms. Without this knowledge, predicting where and when the next disease outbreak will emerge is hardly possible. Macroecologists hold the expertise to create the needed data network and close the knowledge gaps.

Contact: Anna-Sofie Stensgaard
asstensgaard@snm.ku.dk
45-26-29-76-50
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

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