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Public Release: 16-May-2017
PLOS Medicine
Responders to recent West Africa Ebola epidemic show little evidence of infection
Responders to the West African Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016 who returned to the UK and Ireland included many who reported possible Ebola virus exposure or Ebola-associated symptoms, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Catherine F. Houlihan of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK and colleagues, also reports that the vast majority showed no evidence of Ebola virus infection.

Contact: Catherine Houlihan

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Ebola survivors have a 'unique' retinal scar
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have conducted a study of Ebola survivors to determine if the virus has any specific effects on the back on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.

Contact: Simon Wood
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Lessons from Ebola: New approach improves disease outbreak management
A new approach could quickly identify the most effective way to manage disease outbreaks -- an advance that could save lives. Developed by scientists using insights from the 2014 Ebola outbreak, the method pinpoints critical pieces of missing information required to improve management decisions during an outbreak. A paper describing the approach will be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences during the week of May 15, 2017.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Frisky female fruit flies become more aggressive towards each other after sex
Female fruit flies start headbutting each other after mating, becoming significantly more aggressive and intolerant Oxford University research has revealed.

Contact: Lanisha Butterfield
University of Oxford

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Year-round flu vaccinations promote healthier infants in subtropics
Vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulted in babies having less influenza, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. An international research team reports expanding year-round flu vaccinations during pregnancy would also benefit children in other tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

Contact: Nick Miller
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ebola: Lives to be saved with new management approach
Ebola outbreaks are set to be managed quickly and efficiently -- saving lives -- with a new approach developed by an international team of researchers, including the University of Warwick, which helps to streamline outbreak decision-making.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Luke Walton
University of Warwick

Public Release: 11-May-2017
FASEB Journal
Cilia structure plays a major role in determining susceptibility to neural tube defects
Research published online in The FASEB Journal shows that the improper methylation of a protein called 'Septin2,' which regulates the structure of cilia, was associated with an increased risk of having a neural tube defect (NTD) and confirms that cilia are important factors in determining susceptibility of NTDs.

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Public Release: 11-May-2017
Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?
A non-toxic mixture of chitin-rich crab shell powder and nanosized silver particles could be an environmentally friendly way of curbing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, and malaria in particular. This is according to a series of experiments led by Jiang-Shiou Hwang of the National Taiwan Ocean University. The findings are published in Springer's journal Hydrobiologia.
University Grant Commission (New Delhi, India), King Saud University, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan

Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins

Public Release: 11-May-2017
Dartmouth tuberculosis vaccine passes important milestone
Investigators at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine announced that two new studies of DAR-901, their investigational vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), have moved it to the forefront of new vaccines in development for global control of this deadly infectious disease.
Dartmouth College, Aeras, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation

Contact: Derik Hertel
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 10-May-2017
Cell Host & Microbe
A defence mechanism that can trap and kill TB bacteria
A natural mechanism by which our cells kill the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB) has been discovered by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, which could help in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Contact: Greta Keenan
The Francis Crick Institute

Public Release: 10-May-2017
Mothers living with HIV with high CD4+ counts may benefit from continuing ART postpartum
Mothers in the early phases of HIV infection who continued antiretroviral therapy (ART) postpartum experienced a significantly slower rate of disease progression than those who stopped using ART after delivery, according to a study published May 10, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Judith S. Currier of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues from the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent and Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Networks.

Contact: Judith Currier

Public Release: 9-May-2017
Journal of Infectious Diseases
When malaria infects the placenta during pregnancy, baby's future immunity can be affected
Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can pass more of their own cells to their baby and change the infant's risk of later infection, a new study shows.
Thrasher Research Fund, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Sandy Van
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 9-May-2017
Pathogens and Global Health
Could there be a 'social vaccine' for malaria?
Malaria is a global killer and a world health concern. But while millions of dollars are spent each year searching for innovative health solutions, new research from the University of Alberta suggests part of the answer may begin with mothers in the classroom. The research, published in the journal Pathogens and Global Health, found that maternal education can act as a 'social vaccine' for childhood malaria infection. The higher a mother's education, the lesser chance of their child being infected with malaria.
Association for Health Innovation in Africa

Contact: Ross Neitz
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Public Release: 9-May-2017
International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) 2017
Study reveals low adoption of advice to reduce nuclear cardiology radiation exposure
A study in 65 countries has revealed low adoption of International Atomic Energy Agency recommendations to reduce nuclear cardiology radiation exposure. The research is presented today at ICNC 2017 by Dr. Edward Hulten, a cardiologist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, USA.
IAEA, Magaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation, Irving Scholars

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 9-May-2017
Metabolic markers accurately diagnose typhoid fever
Researchers have identified a metabolite 'signature' that can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing tropical diseases using patient blood samples.
The Wellcome Trust, Vetenskapsrådet

Contact: Emily Packer

Public Release: 8-May-2017
UCI establishes Malaria Initiative to fight deadly disease in Africa
University of California, Irvine vector biologist Anthony James will lead a multimillion-dollar effort to cultivate new strains of mosquitoes to fight malaria in Africa.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Vasich
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 7-May-2017
International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) 2017
Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have more severe coronary artery disease post chest irradiation
Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have more severe coronary artery disease 20 years after chest irradiation, according to research presented today at ICNC 2017.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 7-May-2017
International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) 2017
JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Large nuclear cardiology laboratory slashes radiation dose by 60 percent in 8 years
A large nuclear cardiology laboratory has slashed its average radiation dose by 60 percent in eight years, according to new research presented today at ICNC 2017 and published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. The study in over 18,000 patients shows dose reductions were achieved despite a large number of obese patients.
St. Luke's Hospital Foundation of Kansas City

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 5-May-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
First molecular diagnostics for insecticide resistance in sandflies
A study led by LSTM identifies a potent molecular mechanism for insecticide resistance in the world's most medically-important sandfly species and develops DNA-diagnostics for monitoring future impact on visceral leishmaniasis control and elimination programs.
Wellcome Trust ISSF award to David Weetman

Contact: Clare Bebb
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 5-May-2017
The Open Ophthalmology Journal
Macular evaluation with spectral domain type optic coherence tomography
Acute nonarteritic anterior ischemic opticneuropathy (NAION) is the most common optic neuropathy observed in the elderly population. The condition presents itself in the form of painless unilateral sudden vision loss.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 4-May-2017
ESTRO announces GIRO: A project to save one million lives in under 20 years
ESTRO aims to save one million lives by 2035 with the launch of a new partnership to bring radiotherapy to countries where its provision is lacking.

Contact: Mary Rice
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

Public Release: 4-May-2017
Preventing Chronic Disease
Sugar-sweetened beverages becoming more affordable around the world
A new American Cancer Society study concludes that sugar-sweetened beverages have become more affordable around the globe, and are likely to become even more affordable and more widely consumed.
American Cancer Society

Contact: David Sampson
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 3-May-2017
New open source project engages universities in neglected diseases drug discovery
The non-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) has launched a collaborative project with five universities in India, the UK, and the US to harness the capacity of university teaching laboratories and task students with discovering potential new drugs for patients living with neglected diseases.

Contact: Ilan Moss (New York)
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 3-May-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Cost of Zika outbreak in the United States could be high
Even a relatively mild Zika outbreak in the United States could cost more than $183 million in medical costs and productivity losses, suggests a computational analysis led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, while a more severe one could result in $1.2 billion or more in medical costs and productivity losses.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Studies, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 3-May-2017
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Consumers warned about accuracy of heart rate apps
Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability between commercially available apps, even those using the same technology. The research is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

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