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Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Research-based online tool empowers Peace Corps work in Africa
Researchers with the University of Kansas will tailor resources from the Community Tool Box to fit the needs of volunteers working in Africa to combat HIV/AIDS and advance overall public health.
The Peace Corps

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Future Science Group shares top Zika-related articles
Future Science Group has today announced that they are making some top review and commentary articles freely available, to aid the Zika research effort.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
Cloth masks offer poor protection against air pollution
Results of a new study by environmental health scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that inexpensive cloth masks worn by people who hope to reduce their exposure to air pollution vary widely in effectiveness and could be giving users a false sense of security, especially in highly polluted areas.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Scientists explain why Russian tuberculosis is the most infectious
Scientists conducted a large-scale analysis of the proteins and genomes of mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that are common in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union and found features that provide a possible explanation for their epidemiological success.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
JCI Insight
Yale study identifies how Zika virus infects the placenta
In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas. The research provides insight into how Zika virus may be transmitted from expectant mother to fetus, resulting in infection of the fetal brain.
National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Ziba Kashef
ziba.kashef@yale.edu
203-436-9317
Yale University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Insecticide treatment of cattle to kill sand flies and combat leishmaniasis
With an estimated 500,000 human infections and 50,000 deaths annually, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is the second most prevalent parasitic killer, behind malaria. Leishmania parasites are transmitted through the bite of phlebotomine sand flies. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases makes the case that fighting the insects by treating cattle with the long-lasting insecticide, fipronil, could substantially reduce VL in areas where people and cattle live in close proximity.

Contact: David Poché
davidp@genesislabs.com
PLOS

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Clinical Infectious Diseases
NIH explores connection between Ebola survival and co-infection with malaria parasites
People infected with Ebola virus were 20 percent more likely to survive if they were co-infected with malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, according to data collected at an Ebola diagnostic laboratory in Liberia in 2014-15. Moreover, greater numbers of Plasmodium parasites correlated with increased rates of Ebola survival, according to the new study. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part the National Institutes of Health, led the project.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ken Pekoc
kpekoc@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Genome Biology
It's true: Latinos age slower than other ethnicities
A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-267-8323
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New enzyme-mapping advance could help drug development
Scientists at MIT and the University of São Paulo in Brazil have identified the structure of an enzyme that could be a good target for drugs combatting three diseases common in the developing world.
São Paulo Research Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Risk factors, features and outcomes of invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella in Vietnam
Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella (iNTS) infections cause illness and death in sub-Saharan Africa, but little is known about iNTS in Asia. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggests that iNTS is a severe infection with a high mortality rate in Vietnam. Stephen Baker and colleagues, working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, found that HIV infection was a risk factor for iNTS and that iNTS infections were most commonly diagnosed in HIV-infected adult men.

Contact: Stephen Baker
sbaker@oucru.org
PLOS

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
A new tool to determine cost-effective control of rheumatic heart disease
Based on recent estimates, there are about 32 million cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) worldwide, which cause 275,000 deaths per year. Effective drugs and surgical procedures to prevent and treat the disease exist, but they can be expensive and are under-used in the resource-poor settings where disease burden is highest. A study published in PLOS NTDs introduces a tool that helps health officials to make smart decisions on prevention and treatment of RHD.

Contact: David Watkins
davidaw@uw.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Food and Nutrition Bulletin
Adding milk, meat to diet dramatically improves nutrition for poor in Zambia
Adding livestock to poor households in developing countries such as Zambia is shown to improve their financial status, but how the addition of milk and meat to their diet effects their nutrition has not been studied. This University of Illinois research finds that adding a small amount of milk and meat to the diet dramatically improves the supply of nutrients -- specifically protein, calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin A, B2, B12, and D.

Contact: Debra Levey Larson
dlarson@illinois.edu
217-244-2880
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
New map details threat of Zika across Europe, US
A team of University of Kansas researchers has mapped Zika risk around the world with unprecedented resolution while considering more factors than previous models.

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

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Epidemiology & Infection
Warmer climate could lower dengue risk
Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Contact: David Harley
david.harley@anu.edu.au
61-411-021-997
Australian National University

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
The Lancet
A breakthrough in combating malaria with odor-baited trap for mosquitoes
The use of a newly-developed mosquito trap incorporating human odor has resulted in a 70 percent decline in the population of the most significant malaria mosquito on the Kenyan island of Rusinga. After the introduction of the odor-baited traps on the island the proportion of people with malaria was 30 percent lower among those living in houses with a trap compared to people living in houses who were yet to receive a trap. The study was published today in The Lancet, a leading scientific journal.

Contact: Jac Niessen
jac.niessen@wur.nl
31-317-485-003
Wageningen University and Research

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Nature
Heredity explains African-American paradox, University of North Texas researcher says
Published in the Bonekey edition of Nature, the research from Constance Hilliard, evolutionary historian at the University of North Texas, determines region of origin of ancestors contributes to descendants' risk of developing certain medical conditions.

Contact: Nancy Kolsti
nancy.kolsti@unt.edu
940-565-3509
University of North Texas

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Wolters Kluwer launches Zika Resource Portal providing a trusted information source for evolving clinical knowledge on rapidly spreading virus
The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to trusted clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals worldwide stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions from Wolters Kluwer, plus more.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Nature Microbiology
TSRI scientists pinpoint Ebola's weak spots
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute now have a high-resolution view of exactly how the experimental therapy ZMapp targets Ebola virus. The new study is also the first to show how an antibody in the ZMapp 'drug cocktail' targets a second Ebola virus protein, called sGP, whose vulnerable spots had previously been unknown.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
BMC Public Health
HIV stigma influenced by perceptions of masculinity, study reveals
Whether an HIV-positive man has met cultural expectations of masculinity might impact how much stigma he experiences, according to a new study from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Contact: Titilayo Okoror
tokoror@binghamton.edu
607-777-3417
Binghamton University

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Nature
A single compound could treat 3 parasitic diseases
Scientists have identified a compound that can kill the parasites responsible for three neglected diseases: Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness.
Wellcome Trust, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Hannah Isom
h.isom@wellcome.ac.uk
44-020-761-18898
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Nature
New drugs hope to fight neglected tropical diseases
Scientists say they are a step closer to providing effective treatments for three 'neglected' diseases after making a chemical which can kill the parasites that cause the illnesses.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Saskia Angenent
saskia.angenent@york.ac.uk
01-904-323-918
University of York

Public Release: 5-Aug-2016
University of Maryland School of Medicine to take part in landmark Zika vaccine study
The Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Global Health has been chosen as one of three study sites in a human safety trial of a new Zika vaccine. The early-stage study will evaluate the experimental vaccine's safety and ability to generate an immune system response in participants.

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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
New research points to novel approach to tackling Ascaris roundworm
Scientists have shed new light on Ascaris infection, which affects 1 billion people worldwide. Targeting specific liver proteins may offer new preventative options against an infection that kills around 60.000 people each year.

Contact: Thomas Deane
deaneth@tcd.ie
353-189-64685
Trinity College Dublin

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Susceptibility and resistance to the Ascaris round worm which infects 1 billion people
Approximately one billion people worldwide are estimated to be infected with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, an intestinal parasite of humans. Some of them, especially children who carry high parasite loads, suffer from severe health consequences, including growth retardation and impaired cognitive development. A study published in PLOS NTDs examines the difference between mice that are susceptible to Ascaris infection and those that are resistant.
MU Department of Biology, TCD Department of Zoology, Welcome Trust

Contact: James Carolan
james.carolan@nuim.ie
353-170-86367
PLOS

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Europhysics Letters
Contagion in popular places: From Zika to political extremism
The alert is out and South Floridians are taking heed. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing a warning for visitors and locals to avoid a neighborhood in Miami after more than a dozen individuals contracted Zika, a team of University of Miami researchers have presented a new study that shows how the flow of visitors through a popular place, such as the affected Wynwood area of Miami, determines the eventual severity and duration of such an outbreak.

Contact: Deserae del Campo
deserae@miami.edu
305-284-2485
University of Miami

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