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Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
The BMJ
Investment in medicine regulatory authorities key to fighting the 21st century 'Third Man'
From Vienna to the Democratic Republic of Congo, fake medicines have threatened citizens across the board -- and borders -- in wartime as well as peacetime. 'Fake Penicillin, The Third Man and Operation Claptrap,' an article published today in BMJ's online Christmas edition, visits the history of falsified drugs and highlights what needs to be done to avert a problem that threatens us all.

Contact: Anne Whitehouse
anne.whitehouse@iddo.org
44-186-561-2948
Infectious Diseases Data Observatory

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Could co-infection with other viruses affect the survival of those with Ebola virus?
Could co-infection with other viruses have a detrimental affect on Ebola survival, and why did some show Ebola symptoms without having the virus? A new study investigates.
Public Health England

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Cladistics
Mutations acquired trans-Pacific may be key to changes in Zika severity
Though Zika has been known for 70 years, in many ways the virus is still poorly understood. A new phylogenetic and geographic analysis of Zika's collected genetic sequences provides the most complete study of the virus's history to date. The analysis reveals indications of a surprisingly complex global background including an under-recorded ancestry in Asia. Further, the analysis identifies specific mutations in the Pacific transit that suggest possible explanations for Zika's recent virulence.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
704-687-5743
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Groundbreaking study sheds light on treating cancer
The work by Professor Tae-Hyuk Kwon (School of Natural Science) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, has presented a new cancer treatment that uses red lights to target and kill cancer cells alternatively without surgery.
UNIST Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Lancet
Worm treatment strategy could benefit millions of kids
A landmark new study shows the benefits of an expanded treatment strategy for intestinal worms -- treating adults as well as children -- that could improve the health of millions of children in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

Contact: Dr. Naomi Clarke
naomi.clarke@anu.edu.au
61-400-127-356
Australian National University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Preventive Medicine
Availability of community-based fitness classes leads to increased activity levels
Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a government-sponsored community activity program in Brazil is improving activity levels of women. The researchers believe the program could be scaled up and adapted to other communities around the world.
CNPq

Contact: Derek Thompson
thompsonder@health.missouri.edu
573-882-3323
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Famine alters metabolism for successive generations
A famine that afflicted China between 1959 and 1961 is associated with an increased hyperglycemia risk not only among people who were born then, but also among the children they had a generation later.

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Cancer Cell
The antibody that normalizes tumor vessels
IBS scientists discover that their antisepsis antibody also reduces glioma, lung and breast cancer progression in mice.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Frail patients should have tailored cardiac rehabilitation say European experts
European experts have called for frail patients to have tailored cardiac rehabilitation programs in a paper published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
White blood cell treatment could prevent leading cause of fetal death
Treating a type of white blood cell using hormones could improve the development of the placenta in women with pregnancy complications, according to early research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving mice and human blood samples.
Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2016
EuroEcho-Imaging 2016
Circulation favors placenta over brain in fetuses of diabetic mothers
Blood flows preferentially to the placenta instead of the brain in fetuses of mothers with diabetes, reveals research presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2016
EuroEcho-Imaging 2016
Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in patients with diabetes
Heart damage caused by chemotherapy is worse in cancer patients who also have diabetes, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2016
American Journal of Pathology
NIH scientists develop new mouse model to study Salmonella meningitis
National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have established in mice a way to study potentially life-threatening meningitis caused by Salmonella. Bacterial meningitis happens when bacteria infect the central nervous system (CNS), causing a serious disease that can be life-threatening and difficult to diagnose and treat. Patients who survive often have permanent brain damage.
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: 9-Dec-2016
EuroEcho-Imaging 2016
Air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs
Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.
Astra Zeneca and Biotronik, Fonds Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-048-987-2483
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Control of emerging Ebola infections could be aided by new monitoring method
New research on the 2014 Ebola epidemic tracks the rate at which infections move from one district to another and how often infections cross the borders between countries. This study, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could be used to analyze breakouts of new infectious diseases -- even when little is known about the transmission characteristics of the new infection.

Contact: Jantien A. Backer
jantien.backer@rivm.nl
PLOS

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
New method helps compare cholera vaccine costs
Advances in water supply and sanitation are thought to be the ideal way to control the spread of cholera, but a handful of vaccines have also been developed -- or are in development -- to prevent the disease. Now, in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers describe a standardized method to analyze the full costs for the implementation and delivery of cholera vaccines in low and middle income countries. The approach, they hope, will be a boon to programs planning or reviewing vaccination efforts.

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Fast test can monitor drug resistance in hookworms
More than 2 billion people around the world are infected with intestinal helminths, parasitic worms that can cause disease, complicate pregnancies, and stunt the growth of children. A number of drugs are currently used to treat hookworms, one of the most common helminths to infect humans, but many worry that prolonged use of the drugs could lead to drug-resistant worms. Now, researchers have described, in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, a rapid test that can monitor hookworm DNA for drug resistance mutations.

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Journal of Virology
Researchers combine MERS and rabies viruses to create innovative 2-for-1 vaccine
In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and rabies.

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Chemical mosquito controls ineffective in Zika fight
Some existing methods for controlling Zika-carrying mosquitoes are not effective and may even be counter-productive, according to research by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA). A review of previous studies into mosquito control interventions shows that there is a lack of clear evidence behind many of the strategies used to prevent the transmissions of insect-borne diseases like Zika virus, dengue and yellow fever.
RESPONSES Project, NIH/Research Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health England

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India
Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension
Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension, according to a study presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI).

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
PLOS ONE
West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rates
In West African cities, male circumcision rates in 1950 were negatively correlated with HIV-2 prevalence from 1985, according to a study published Dec. 7, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by João Sousa from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and colleagues.

Contact: Beth Jones
onepress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
How our immune system targets TB
Researchers have seen, for the very first time, how the human immune system recognizes tuberculosis (TB). These findings are the crucial step in developing better diagnostics and perhaps even vaccines for this deadly infection.

Contact: Stephanie Pradier
stephanie.pradier@monash.edu
61-424-568-314
Monash University

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
PLOS Pathogens
Raising the curtain on cerebral malaria's deadly agents
Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, scientists at the National Institutes of Health filmed what happens in the brains of mice that developed cerebral malaria (CM). The results, published in PLOS Pathogens, reveal the processes that lead to fatal outcomes of the disease and suggest an antibody therapy that may treat it.
NIH/Intramural Research Program

Contact: Barbara McMakin
nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
PLOS Pathogens
UTMB researchers find how Ebola disables the immune system
A new study at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston sheds light on how Ebola so effectively disables the human immune system. Virologist Alex Bukreyev, UTMB professor and senior author of the study, said the research team engineered versions of the Ebola virus in order to study how the components responsible for thwarting or disabling our immune defenses wreak their havoc. The findings are described in the new edition of PLOS Pathogens.

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

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Research assesses impact of soil erosion on land and communities in East Africa
The impact of soil erosion on both the environmental and social well-being of communities in East Africa is to be explored in new research led by the University of Plymouth.
Global Challenges Research Fund, Natural Environment Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

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