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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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
European Journal of Pain
Is back pain killing us?
Older people who suffer from back pain have a 13 per cent increased risk of dying from any cause, University of Sydney research has found. Published in the European Journal of Pain, the study of 4390 Danish twins aged more than 70 years investigated whether spinal pain increased the rate of all-cause and disease-specific cardiovascular mortality.

Contact: Kobi Print
kobi.print@sydney.edu.au
61-481-912-728
University of Sydney

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Scientists close in on cracking 'Enigma Code' of common cold
Scientists at the Universities of York, Leeds, and Helsinki say they are a step closer to cracking, what researchers have dubbed, the 'enigma code' of the common cold virus.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Samantha Martin
s.martin@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22029
University of York

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers aim to disrupt egg production in dengue- and Zika-spreading mosquito
The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a blood meal to develop eggs. One way to control the spread of these diseases is to tamper with the reproductive events that follow this mosquito's blood meal. A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside has explored this at the molecular level. They focused on microRNAs, which play a critical role in mosquito egg maturation.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Science
'Smart' bacteria remodel their genes to infect our intestines
How pathogens establish themselves in our gut is poorly understood. Now, researchers have described how bacteria sense their host and tailor their gene expression to cause disease. These findings may lead to the development of new strategies to combat bacterial infection.
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Carol and Leonard Berall Endowment

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-548-820-860
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Enormous promise for new parasitic infection treatment
The human whipworm, which infects 500 million people and can damage physical and mental growth, is killed at egg and adult stage by a new drug class developed at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford and University College London.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8383
University of Manchester

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
New England Journal of Medicine
First detection of an artemisinin-resistant malaria parasite contracted in Africa
KAUST scientists confirm the African origin of a new strain of malaria parasites resistant to the antimalarial drug artemisinin.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Device will rapidly, accurately and inexpensively detect the Zika virus at airports
About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in a host of environments like a busy airport or even a remote location in South America, may hold the key to detecting the dreaded Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample. For about $2 and within 15 minutes, researchers hope to accurately determine whether or not an individual has an active infection.
Florida Department of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
MIT undertakes grand challenge for innovation in global vaccine manufacturing
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $17.6 million Grand Challenge grant to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London, and Kansas University to pursue an innovative research project for global health to create a next-generation manufacturing platform to produce certain vaccines for less than 15 cents a dose. 'Ultra-low cost, Transferable Automated (ULTRA) Platform for Vaccine Manufacture,' aims to standardize the manufacturing development and production of new protein-based vaccines at globally affordable costs.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Michael Patrick Rutter
mprutter@mit.edu
617-715-2400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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