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Public Release: 11-Dec-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Contact: Matthew Grant
matthew.grant@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 8-Dec-2017
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Children bear the brunt of secondhand smoke in Bangladesh
Children in Bangladesh are being exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke despite laws banning smoking in public spaces, a study carried out by the University of York suggests.

Contact: Alistair Keely
alistair.keely@york.ac.uk
01-904-322-153
University of York

Public Release: 8-Dec-2017
Neuron
Paper heralds new science collaboration with Middle East
A new science initiative aims to connect Western and Middle Eastern communities.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017
eLife
Common fungus helps dengue virus thrive in mosquitoes
A species of fungus that lives in the gut of some Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increases the ability of dengue virus to survive in the insects, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Contact: Barbara Benham
BBenham1@jhu.edu
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017
Nature Communications
How malaria tricks the immune system
The new study suggest a possible defense in the battle against this deadly disease.

Contact: Yael Edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017
Wiley online library
Cochrane review of effectiveness of strategies to improve access to treatment for TB
In a new Cochrane Review, researchers from Tanzania working with colleagues in LSTM have evaluated the effectiveness of strategies to improve people's access to treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
44-015-170-53135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Physiochemical 'fingerprint' of parasitic 'American murderer' uncovered
The physical and chemical 'fingerprint' profile of a parasitic worm, which infects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, has been uncovered by researchers at the University of Nottingham -- a discovery that could allow for more effective and earlier treatment. They have captured detailed movies reproducing the process the worm goes through as it enters the body and sheds its skin allowing them to interrogate the worm surface and its sheath in unprecedented detail.

Contact: Lindsay Brooke
lindsay.brooke@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15751
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 6-Dec-2017
Fungal Ecology
Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa
This is the first time that both Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii have been found in such large numbers on trees in South Africa. To date, only two studies (one from 2009 and the other published in 2011) have reported the presence of these pathogens in the South African environment.

Contact: Alf Botha
abo@sun.ac.za
027-218-085-856
Stellenbosch University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New quick, portable test for iron, vitamin A deficiency could save lives
Cornell University engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and vitamin A deficiencies at the point of care.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Nutrition International

Contact: Daryl Ann Lovell
dal296@cornell.edu
607-592-3925
Cornell University

Public Release: 5-Dec-2017
Cell Reports
Researchers show how insect food choice can be manipulated
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found a way to access and manipulate taste neurons in the pharynx (throat) of the common fruit fly that could help control the spread of mosquito-related illnesses, such as dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and Zika virus, and reduce the loss of crops due to agricultural pests.
Whitehall Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2017
Nature Communications
New TB drugs possible with understanding of old antibiotic
Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic by the University of Warwick and the Francis Crick Institute.
University of Warwick, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council

Contact: Luke Walton
L.Walton.1@warwick.ac.uk
44-782-454-0863
University of Warwick

Public Release: 4-Dec-2017
Serious risk of mental health crisis in Yemen, say experts
Yemenis face serious mental health risks, but the issue is being neglected. In a new study released today, the researchers reveal how serious the risk to mental health is in Yemen. Yet, mental health services in Yemen are few, and there is little research on the effects of the war on the mental health of the population. The paper also analyzes the long-term costs of failing to respond.

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 4-Dec-2017
ScienceDirect
Kent scientists find new cultivation system to battle parasite causing diarrhea
A research team at the University of Kent has established the first long-term cultivation system at a laboratory scale for the parasite Cryptosporidium, one of the world's worst and most common causes of diarrhea and death from diarrhea.

Contact: S.Fleming
S.Fleming@kent.ac.uk
44-012-278-23581
University of Kent

Public Release: 4-Dec-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
NEST360º's low-cost jaundice detector passes first test in Africa
The first clinical study of a low-cost, hand-held jaundice detector invented by Rice University students couldn't have come at a better time for NEST360°, an international team of scientists, doctors and global health experts preparing for a Dec. 11 competition for $100 million from the MacArthur Foundation.
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 1-Dec-2017
Current Psychiatry Reviews
Mental health disorder therapeutic modalities modified for the GMS
The purposes of this study were to identify the elements characterizing mental health disorders, especially in terms of depression, stress, and substance abuse, and to identify the treatment modalities for mental health disorders in the GMS.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.net
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 1-Dec-2017
Novel drug delivery system has game-changing potential to reduce rates of HIV infection
The United States Agency for International Development, through the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), awarded PATH a three-year, $9.4 million grant to advance a needle-free microarray patch for delivery of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PATH, ViiV Healthcare, Queen's University Belfast, the Population Council, and LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG will combine their complementary expertise to develop a novel microarray patch for HIV PrEP in preparation for future clinical trials.
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Kate Davidson
media@path.org
PATH

Public Release: 1-Dec-2017
Young people in sub-Saharan Africa integral to shaping future HIV/AIDS policy
'To end HIV/AIDS it's crucial we start engaging with young people in sub-Saharan Africa who are affected -- interventions to improve their lives needn't be complex and costly, just sustainable, targeted and developed closely with them,' said Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Handa Professor of Global Health, today, World AIDS Day.

Contact: James Barr
press@lshtm.ac.uk
207-927-2802
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 1-Dec-2017
Frontiers in Microbiology
Mosquitoes more likely to transmit dengue virus in hot weather
Researchers show that dengue virus in mosquitoes grows and spreads faster at higher temperatures, but slows when temperatures are lower or fluctuate. These findings suggest that local weather conditions could have a big influence on dengue fever outbreaks. This could help people prevent outbreaks by reducing exposure to mosquitoes or controlling mosquito numbers during warm periods.
National Institutes of Health, National Key Research and Development Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, Guangzhou Synergy Innovation Key Program for Health

Contact: Emma Duncan
press@frontiersin.org
Frontiers

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
Eurosurveillance
Global risk of Madagascar's pneumonic plague epidemic is limited
Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between Aug. 1 and Oct. 17.
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, Japan Science and Technology Agency CREST program, Science of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Naoki Namba
81-117-062-185
Hokkaido University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
Cell
Skin pigmentation far more complex than previously known
Researchers examining understudied populations in Africa have found that skin pigmentation is far more varied and complex than previously understood. And that complexity increases nearer the equator.

Contact: david kelly
david.kelly@ucdenver.edu
303-724-1525
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
NIH and partners launch HIV vaccine efficacy study
The National Institutes of Health and partners have launched a large clinical trial to assess whether an experimental HIV vaccine regimen is safe and able to prevent HIV infection. The new Phase 2b proof-of-concept study, called Imbokodo, aims to enroll 2,600 HIV-negative women in sub-Saharan Africa. Of 1.8 million new HIV infections worldwide in 2016, 43 percent occurred in eastern and southern Africa, with women and girls disproportionately affected.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Hillary Hoffman
hillary.hoffman@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
NIH launches HIV prevention trial of long-acting injectable medication in women
The first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable medication for HIV prevention in sexually active women has begun. The study in southern and eastern Africa will examine whether a long-acting form of the investigational anti-HIV drug cabotegravir injected once every eight weeks can safely protect women at risk for HIV infection. NIH is sponsoring the trial, and the NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is conducting the study, called HPTN 084.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura S. Leifman
laura.sivitz@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Rising levels of HIV drug resistance
HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10 percent in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to the largest meta-analysis to date on HIV drug resistance, led by researchers at UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the WHO.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization

Contact: Chris Lane
chris.lane@ucl.ac.uk
44-207-679-9222
University College London

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Global health committee issues report on heart disease burden
The United States must prioritize its health resources toward detecting and treating noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, while maintaining and expanding prevention and eradication of infectious diseases on a global scale, according to a report modified from US global health recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (previously the Institute of Medicine) published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Contact: Nicole Napoli
nnapoli@acc.org
202-375-6523
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
WHO Bulletin
Response to Ebola outbreak leads to improved mental health services in Sierra Leone
A new report highlighting how vital mental health services were developed in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak is published today in the WHO Bulletin.
US Agency for International Development, John Snow International

Contact: Garfield Myrie
garfield.myrie@kcl.ac.uk
020-784-84334
King's College London

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