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Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Journal of Cell Biology
SickKids-led project investigates malnutrition in children, liver impairments
In a new Journal of Cell Biology study, SickKids researchers identify a gene, PEX2, as an essential requirement for the loss of peroxisomes in cells cultured without enough nutrients. The study's findings contribute to a project on novel treatment strategies for severely malnourished children.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, SickKids Foundation

Contact: Hillete Warner
hillete.warner@sickkids.ca
416-550-2779
Rockefeller University Press

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Could a 'metabolic fingerprint' identify premature babies in developing countries?
Canadian researchers are hoping that metabolic markers found in blood spots routinely collected from infant heel pricks as part of newborn screening will help determine gestational age in newborns and lead to better care for infants in developing countries.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Adrienne Vienneau
avienneau@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 x4144
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
Journal of Global Health
Healthcare corruption taken to task by technology, study shows
Mobile phone technology could help to beat bad practices in healthcare delivery, research led by the University of Edinburgh suggests.

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

Public Release: 6-Sep-2016
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
European standards to prevent repeat heart attacks launched today
European standards to prevent repeat heart attacks are published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The standards were defined by the European Society of Cardiology.
European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Acute Cardiovascular Care Association

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

Public Release: 2-Sep-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
New model could help improve prediction of outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever
Potential outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever may be more accurately predicted thanks to a new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. This could in turn help inform public health messages to prevent outbreaks spreading more widely.
Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation

Contact: Stuart James Roberts
sjr81@Admin.cam.ac.uk
01-223-332-300
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific vulnerable to Zika virus, new study finds
Parts of Africa and the Asia-Pacific region may be vulnerable to outbreaks of the Zika virus, including some of the world's most populous countries and many with limited resources to identify and respond to the mosquito-borne disease, a new study says.

Contact: Geoff Koehler
koehlerg@smh.ca
416-864-5960
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 1-Sep-2016
Science
Dengue vaccine could increase or worsen dengue in some settings
The only approved vaccine for dengue may actually increase the incidence of dengue infections requiring hospitalization rather than preventing the disease if health officials aren't careful about where they vaccinate, new public health research published Sept. 2 in Science suggests.
UK Medical Research Council, UK National Institute of Health Research, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhu.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 31-Aug-2016
Journal of Clinical Virology
Study suggests size of Zika epidemic may be underestimated
A study at the São José do Rio Preto Medical School (FAMERP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, suggests official statistics may underestimate the size of the epidemic caused by Zika virus. Some cases of Zika may be misreported as dengue. Uncertainty about the statistics tends to undermine the effectiveness of public policy to prevent and treat diseases, the authors also argue.
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: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
Caution urged in the use of blood pressure lowering treatment for heart disease patients
Caution has been urged in the use of blood pressure lowering treatment for heart disease patients after a study in more than 22 000 patients with coronary artery disease found that too low blood pressure was associated with worse outcomes. The analysis from the CLARIFY registry is presented today at ESC Congress and published in The Lancet.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
Family Medicine and Community Health
Global reach of Family Medicine and Community Health
The global reach of family medicine and community health is the theme of the new issue of Family Medicine and Community Health, an international medical journal with editorial offices in China and the US.
Chinese General Practice Press

Contact: Virginia O'Brien
vobrien@compuscript.com
353-614-72743
Family Medicine and Community Health

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
A rapid and effective antidote for anticoagulant bleeds
A specially designed antidote to reverse acute, potentially life-threatening anticoagulant-related bleeding worked quickly, and was well-tolerated according to interim results of the ongoing ANNEXA-4 study.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
ENSURE-AF trial edoxoban: A new anticoagulant option before cardioversion
Patients with atrial fibrillation who need anticoagulation before undergoing electrical correction of their abnormal heartbeat (cardioversion) may benefit from treatment with edoxoban -- a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant, according to results of the ENSURE-AF trial.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
REVERSE II trial decision rule helps identify women who can safely discontinue anticoagulants
A clinical decision rule that can be applied to women after a first, unprovoked venous thromboembolism was able to identify those with a low-risk of recurrence who could safely discontinue anticoagulant therapy, researchers reported at ESC Congress 2016.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
YEARS algorithm in suspected pulmonary embolism: Towards a reduced rate of pulmonary imaging
Patients with suspected pulmonary embolism often undergo computed tomography pulmonary angiography to confirm or exclude the diagnosis.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
European Heart Journal
Intravascular imaging identifies some heart attack patients who can forgo stenting
More than one-quarter of heart attack patients who are normally treated with stents to reopen their blocked arteries might be able to forgo this procedure and receive anti-thrombotic medications only, according to results of a pilot study.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
European Heart Journal
First randomized trial compares stenting techniques for coronary bifurcation
Coronary bifurcations -- a type of coronary artery narrowing -- are best treated with a technique known as culotte stenting, as opposed to T-and-protrusion stenting, when there is need for a side-branch stent according to results of the BBK II (Bifurcations Bad Krozingen) trial.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
BASKET-SAVAGE trial: Drug-eluting stents more benefit in saphenous vein grafts
Drug-eluting stents had a clear advantage over bare metal stents in patients undergoing revascularization of saphenous (leg) vein grafts, results of the BASKET-SAVAGE trial show.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
Less efficacy than expected in largest drug-eluting stent trial
New generation drug-eluting stents did not outshine contemporary bare metal stents as they were expected to, in a surprise finding of the largest randomized stent trial to date.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
PRAGUE-18 trial: Prasugrel and ticagrelor: Equally safe and effective in STEMI
The antiplatelet drugs prasugrel and ticagrelor had similar safety and efficacy among patients with acute myocardial infarction and ST segment elevations (STEMI), according to results of PRAGUE-18, the first randomized, head-to-head comparison of the drugs.

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2016
The BMJ
Experts urge rethink on health target
The concept of premature mortality needs to be either abandoned or redefined if it is not to discriminate against older people, according to a University of East Anglia academic and other experts on aging.

Contact: Press office
press@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93496
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Female mosquitoes can transmit Zika virus to their eggs and offspring
New research from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston has shown that female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring. The recent Zika virus outbreak in Florida has dramatically increased efforts to remove A. aegypti mosquitoes. The new findings highlight the importance of including larvicide in the efforts to curb the spread of the Zika virus. The findings can be found in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Journal of Neuroscience
Vesicles that trap amyloid appear to also contribute to Alzheimer's
Vesicles, fluid-filled sacs that brain cells make to trap amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer's, appear to also contribute to the disease, scientists report.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@augusta.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Study may explain why people with type O blood more likely to die of cholera
People with blood type O often get more severely ill from cholera than people of other blood types. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that cholera toxin activates a key signaling molecule more strongly in people with blood type O than type A, possibly leading to more severe symptoms.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Digestive Diseases Research Core Center at Washington University School of Medicine

Contact: Judy Martin Finch
martinju@wustl.edu
314-286-0105
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
Nature Medicine
NIH collaboration helps advance potential Zika treatments
Researchers at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences recently identified compounds that potentially can be used to inhibit Zika virus replication and reduce its ability to kill brain cells.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Geoff Spencer
spencerg@mail.nih.gov
301-435-0888
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016
ESC Congress 2016
PACIFIC TRIAL: First head-to-head comparison of noninvasive coronary artery imaging
For patients presenting for the first time with suspected coronary artery disease clinicians have had a number of noninvasive diagnostic tests to choose from, but little evidence for which is best.

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

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