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Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Georgia State researcher Gets $4.1 million federal grant to develop drug to combat Ebola virus
Dr. Christopher Basler, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, director of the university's Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis, has received a five-year, $4.1 million federal grant to develop a drug targeting Ebola virus.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Nature Microbiology
Tick tock: Time to sleep? Sleeping parasite has own internal clock
Researchers from iMM Lisboa have shown that the parasite responsible for sleeping sickness, Trypanosoma brucei, has its own internal clock, which allows it to anticipate daytime alterations of its surrounding environment and become more virulent.

Contact: Ana de Barros
anabarros@medicina.ulisboa.pt
Instituto de Medicina Molecular

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Nature Microbiology
Atomic map gives malaria drug new lease on life
Researchers have for the first time mapped how one of the longest-serving malaria drugs works, opening the possibility of altering its structure to make it more effective and combat increasing malaria drug resistance. The study produced a precise atomic map of the frontline antimalarial drug mefloquine, showing how its structure could be tweaked to make it more effective in killing malaria parasites.

Contact: Liz Williams
communications@wehi.edu.au
61-475-751-811
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Public Release: 10-Mar-2017
Halting nearsightedness epidemic goal of UH vision scientist
Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the NIH's National Eye Institute, UH College of Optometry's Earl Smith is looking at how certain aspects of indoor lighting affect eye growth and testing a new pharmaceutical agent that has shown promise in slowing the development of myopia.
NIH/National Eye Institute

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
GW researchers develop test to study potency for neglected tropical disease vaccine
Researchers at the George Washington University have developed a way to test recombinant vaccines for their ability to stay effective after years of storage. Their research was published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session
Researchers sound alarm over Zika's potentially harmful heart effects
As the Zika virus continues to spread globally, new evidence has emerged about the virus's potentially detrimental effects on the heart, according to data scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.

Contact: Katie Glenn
kglenn@acc.org
202-375-6472
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
New England Journal of Medicine
Yellow fever in the Americas
The large outbreak of yellow fever occurring in rural Brazil deserves careful attention by world health authorities, notes NIAID director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Writing in a Perspectives piece for NEJM, Dr. Fauci and his associate Catharine I. Paules, M.D., note that this latest outbreak of a serious mosquito-borne virus comes as Zika virus, which is spread by the same mosquito as yellow fever virus, continues to affect countries throughout the Americas.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anne A. Oplinger
aoplinger@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
PLOS ONE
High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among rural Africans living with HIV
About 12 percent of people living with HIV in rural Tanzania have hypertension at the moment of HIV diagnosis. An additional 10 percent will develop hypertension during the first months of antiretroviral therapy. This represents an incidence 1.5 times higher than that found in Europe or the United States. The findings, published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, come from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in collaboration with partner institutions in Tanzania, Switzerland and Spain.

Contact: Sabina Beatrice-Matter
sabina.beatrice@unibas.ch
41-797-379-158
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
European Heart Journal
Clinical trial rules should protect patients and results, not operational details
Rules governing the conduct of clinical trials are failing to produce the intended benefits for patients and should be rewritten through a transparent process that involves academic clinical trialists and patient advocates as well as regulators and industry representatives, according to recommendations published today in European Heart Journal.

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

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
European Journal of Heart Failure
Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs globally and is not a disease of the poor
Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs globally and is not a disease of the poor, according to research published today in the European Journal of Heart Failure. Cases were reported from many countries for the first time.

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2017
International Sociology
Research finds link between unemployed women trading sex for security and high HIV rates
Dr. Kelly Austin finds that unemployment among young women significantly impacts the proportion of female HIV cases among those aged 15-24 in developing -- especially Sub-Saharan African countries.

Contact: Lauren Stralo
lkw214@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
A light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide, study finds
A good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But an MIT study published today in Nature Communications reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading bacteria. Using high-resolution imaging, researchers from MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering observed the effect of raindrops falling on dry soil laden with bacteria.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Mar-2017
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Zika virus in Canadian travellers more severe than expected
A new study sheds light on the acquisition and features of Zika virus in Canadian travellers, indicating it was as commonly confirmed as dengue in people returning from the Americas and the Caribbean but more severe than expected, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
CanTravNet

Contact: Kim Barnhardt
kim.barnhardt@cmaj.ca
800-267-9703
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
Genetics
Research shows nature can beat back scientific tinkering with genes of entire species
A University of Kansas researcher and colleagues from Cornell University have revealed daunting challenges to changing the DNA of entire populations of species via the most promising techniques available today to produce 'gene drive.'

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
JAMA Dermatology
Study defines global burden of skin disease
A study published today in JAMA Dermatology combines the prevalence of skin diseases around the world with their likelihood of creating disability across the lifespan to define the following 10 most challenging conditions (arranged in order of decreasing 'disability-adjusted life years'): dermatitis, acne, hives, psoriasis, viral skin diseases, fungal skin diseases, scabies, melanoma, pyoderma, cellulitis, non-melanoma skin cancer, decubitus ulcer, and alopecia areata.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease
The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The observational study was conducted in more than 5,000 people aged 55 years and older who were followed-up for 15 years.

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

Public Release: 1-Mar-2017
Journal of Global Oncology
Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low-income countries
Taking a small sample of cells from women at high-risk of cervical cancer could be a cost-effective and accurate strategy for early diagnosis in low and middle income countries, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Joel Winston
j.winston@qmul.ac.uk
44-020-788-27943
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 28-Feb-2017
PLOS ONE
WSU looks for practices to thwart antimicrobial resistance
Washington State University scientists are addressing growing global concern about the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Africa. Their work identifying practices that lead to bacterial transmission could help save African lives and prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria to the US and other parts of the globe.
National Science Foundation, Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Program

Contact: Robert Quinlan
rquinlan@wsu.edu
509-335-5400
Washington State University

Public Release: 28-Feb-2017
Open Science Prize goes to software tool for tracking viral outbreaks
After three rounds of competition -- one of which involved a public vote -- a software tool developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Basel to track Zika, Ebola and other viral disease outbreaks in real time has won the first-ever international Open Science Prize.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Claire Hudson
crhudson@fredhutch.org
206-667-7365
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 28-Feb-2017
Journal of the American Medical Association
Type 2 diabetes diagnosis in youth leads to increased health complications
A new report published in the Feb. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significantly higher burden of diabetes-related complications in adolescents and young adults with type 2 diabetes compared to type 1 diabetes, with greater health complications in minority youth.

Contact: Nathan Gill
nathan.gill@ucdenver.edu
303-319-5073
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 27-Feb-2017
Science Diplomacy and Policy Conference with Focus on the Americas
Science builds bridges, not walls, diplomacy experts tell UA audience
From eradicating weapons of mass destruction to the scourge of malaria, the speakers at a recent University of Arizona conference -- including a Nobel laureate, ambassadors and advisers to secretaries of state -- know firsthand how science can build trust where politics cannot.

Contact: Jill Goetz
jgoetz@email.arizona.edu
520-621-1992
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 27-Feb-2017
Disease Models & Mechanisms
Novel syndrome highlights the importance of rare disease research
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, is Rare Disease Day, and this year's slogan is 'With research, possibilities are limitless.' Disease Models & Mechanisms is marking the day by spotlighting a recent paper on a newly discovered deafness-dystonia syndrome documented in a family from Pakistan.
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Higher Education Commission Pakistan, Association Belge contre les Maladies Neuro-Musculaires, European Union Seventh Framework Programme, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Ond

Contact: Derah Saward-Arav
derah.saward-arav@biologists.com
The Company of Biologists

Public Release: 24-Feb-2017
PLOS Pathogens
Penn vet team identifies new therapeutic targets for tropical disease leishmaniasis
Each year, about 2 million people contract leishmaniasis, which results in disfiguring skin ulcers that may take months or years to heal and in rare cases can become metastatic, causing major tissue damage. Now a team led by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine researchers have a promising target for treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
JAMA
Global vaccine injury system needed to improve public health
In an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Sam Halabi, University of Missouri associate professor of law, argues that a global vaccine injury compensation system administered through the World Health Organization would address the global public health issue of vaccine injuries.

Contact: Liz McCune
mccunee@missouri.edu
573-882-6212
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
European Heart Journal
ESC on eHealth revolution: A new vision for cardiovascular medicine
How are smartphones and computer programs transforming healthcare, especially when it comes to preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease? That's the focus of a collection of articles published today in the European Heart Journal (EHJ).

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

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