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Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Malaria research at CU Anschutz receives Gates Foundation support
Kathryn Colborn, Ph.D., assistant research professor at the CU School of Medicine and senior investigator with the Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled 'Development of an automated early warning system for malaria transmission using machine learning.'
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Nathan Gill
nathan.gill@ucdenver.edu
303-319-5073
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
AgriLife Research team makes strides in fight against Zika
There's a war raging on a tiny battlefield and the outcome could well touch millions of people worldwide threatened by Zika and related viruses. The key ally unlocking the mystery surrounding this conflict is the long-dreaded yellow fever virus.

Contact: Dr. Kevin Myles
mylesk@tamu.edu
979-458-3110
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
2016 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Research finds Zika virus can live for hours on hard, non-porous surfaces
The Zika virus is most commonly transmitted in humans as the result of a bite from an infected mosquito or from an infected human to another human. What is not well known is that the virus also can be transmitted via the environment if an individual is pricked with an infected needle or has an open cut and comes in contact with the live virus.

Contact: Katie Baumer
baumerk@aaps.org
703-248-4772
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Public Release: 15-Nov-2016
2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Stanford-led study finds people with Ebola may not always show symptoms
A research team determined that 25 percent of individuals in a Sierra Leone village were infected with the Ebola virus but had no symptoms, suggesting broader transmission of the virus than originally thought.

Contact: Ruthann Richter
richter1@stanford.edu
650-725-8047
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Environmental Science Water Research & Technology
York U researchers find 'sweet' solution to kill E. coli in drinking water
While using porous paper strips to trap the bacterial cells, for killing, the researchers used an antimicrobial agent extracted from the seeds of moringa -- commonly known as drumstick or horseradish tree. As a result, the DipTreat solution for water treatment uses only naturally available antimicrobial substances and sugar, with minimal environmental and health impact.

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
suhasini@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22094
York University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Healthcare
Companies pushing 'toddler milk' need oversight, experts warn
Liquid-based nutritional supplements, originally formulated for malnourished or undernourished children, need more regulatory oversight as they are increasingly marketed to promote growth in children generally, warn researchers at Emory University.

Contact: Carol Clark
carol.clark@emory.edu
404-727-0501
Emory University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
American Journal of Ophthalmology
Researchers find a better way to save eyesight in third-world countries
A new study in the American Journal of Ophthalmology reports that low-cost widely available eye drops are just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis, a leading cause of blindness.

Contact: Laura Mecoy
LMecoy@LABioMed.org
310-546-5860
LA BioMed

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
New evidence finds mosquitoes could infect humans with Zika and chikungunya viruses at the same time
Mosquitoes are capable of carrying Zika and chikungunya viruses simultaneously and can secrete enough in their saliva to potentially infect humans with both viruses in a single bite, according to new research presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Contact: Preeti Singh
psingh@burness.com
301-280-5722
Burness

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
New study ties West Nile virus to risk of shorter life span
West Nile virus may be much more deadly than previously believed, with deaths attributable to the mosquito-borne disease occurring not just in the immediate aftermath of the infection but also years later, long after patients seem to have recovered from the initial illness, according to a new study presented today at the 2016 Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

Contact: Preeti Singh
psingh@burness.com
301-280-5722
Burness

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
GUMC selects global health champion Roger I. Glass as recipient of highest award
Georgetown University Medical Center will honor Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, with the 2016 Cura Personalis Award at its Ninth Annual GUMC Convocation on Thursday, Nov. 17. Glass also will be the Convocation keynote speaker.

Contact: Karen Teber
km463@georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Current Cancer Therapy Reviews
Antibody drug conjugates have shown clinical efficacy with acceptable toxicity
Antibody drug conjugates have shown a clearly documented efficacy and acceptable toxicity and can be easily implemented in oncology departments where chemotherapy administration is a routine practice. A similar efficacy with acceptable toxicity has been documented with antibody radionuclide conjugates which need to be injected with the help of a nuclear medicine department which can be a limitation for referral from an oncologist.

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

Public Release: 11-Nov-2016
Current Diabetes Reviews
The effect of exercise on vascular function and stiffness in type 2 diabetes
A new study from the University of Sydney has found that regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes. The findings from this study have been published in Current Diabetes Reviews, and shed new light on exercise as a therapy in this population.

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
International consortium receives $36.9 million grant to fight typhoid
Typhoid fever remains a serious global problem: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually. To help promote typhoid vaccines, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given a $36.9 million grant to the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development. The project is a partnership with the Oxford Vaccine Group and PATH.

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Science
Childhood infections provide lifelong protection against flu viruses from animals
People gain lifelong, partial protection against novel influenza viruses that are genetically similar to the influenza viruses they first encountered during childhood, life scientists from UCLA and the University of Arizona report in the journal Science.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
PLOS Medicine
Giving women HIV self-tests promotes male partner testing
Providing pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa with multiple HIV self-tests can make it more likely their male partners will be tested for HIV compared to a standard approach of distributing invitation cards for clinic-based testing, according to a randomized trial published in PLOS Medicine by Harsha Thirumurthy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and colleagues.

Contact: Harsha Thirumurthy
harsha@unc.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Lancet
Funding a set of essential medicines for low- and middle-income countries
As the world moves toward universal health coverage, the question arises: how can governments ensure equitable access to essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries? A section of The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies report co-written by Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, provides the first comprehensive model estimating the cost to provide essential medicines for all people in these countries.

Contact: Enrique Rivero
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-267-7120
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research consortium
Two researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have been named to a global consortium for Zika research and vaccine development. Aravinda de Silva, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Stefan Metz, PhD, a post-doc in de Silva's lab, make up one of only two US teams to be named to the European Union-funded worldwide initiative. Sponsored by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme, the consortium is investing $49 million in Zika research across the globe.

Contact: Caroline Curran
caroline.curran@unchealth.unc.edu
984-974-1146
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nature
Early study finds antibody that 'neutralizes' Zika virus
Researchers studied Zika survivors and made human monoclonal antibodies from their B cells that kill the virus. In mouse models of infection including pregnant mice, some of the antibodies protect against infection and disease including the fetuses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Craig Boerner
craig.boerner@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nature
Antibody protects against fetal disease in mouse model of Zika infection
Administering a human antibody that neutralizes Zika virus to pregnant mice before or after Zika virus infection reduced levels of the virus in placental and fetal tissues and decreased fetal disease, new findings show. The work may aid development of vaccines and therapies for Zika virus infection, which can cause severe birth defects when it occurs during pregnancy.
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: 7-Nov-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mosquito-borne illness spreads in and around homes, disproportionately hits women
Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya appear to be driven by infections centered in and around the home, with women significantly more likely to become ill, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2016
An integrated approach to HIV prevention
The Medical University of South Carolina has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study an integrated approach of screening and treatment for HIV, diabetes, and hypertension in Tanzania. In an earlier small study, this approach resulted in a 97 percent increase in HIV testing over twelve months. This new trial is a collaborative effort between MUSC, Clemson University, and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Heather Woolwine
woolwinh@musc.edu
843-792-7669
Medical University of South Carolina

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
The Open Dentistry Journal
Dental occlusion and ophthalmology: A literature review
Dental Occlusion and Ophthalmology: A Literature Review is a summary of many years of research and dental clinic of Orofacial Pain Department directed by Professor Monaco of University of L'Aquila on a complex subject: connections between temporomandibular joints and vision. The authors' primary goal is to give clinical advice starting from the study of anatomical and functional connections between dental occlusion and vision.

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

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Two genetic markers that predict malaria treatment failure found
A malaria treatment that combines fast-acting dihydroartemisinin with long-lasting piperaquine is quickly losing power in Cambodia due to the rapid spread of drug-resistant parasites. The presence of piperaquine-resistant malaria parasites in several Cambodian provinces was confirmed earlier this year. Now, by comparing the complete genomes of 297 parasites isolated from Cambodian malaria patients to a reference malaria parasite genome, researchers identified two genetic markers that are strongly associated with the parasites' ability to resist piperaquine.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: NIAID Office of Communications
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
IDRI receives $15 million commitment from Eli Lilly for TB drug discovery
IDRI's drug discovery efforts continue to grow with a recently awarded $7.5 million in additional funding, plus an additional $7.5 million of in-kind services, for a total commitment of $15 million over the next five years from Eli Lilly and Company.
Eli Lilly and Company

Contact: Lee Schoentrup
lee.schoentrup@idri.org
425-354-8132
Infectious Disease Research Institute

Public Release: 3-Nov-2016
Cell
New TSRI study suggests Ebola can adapt to better target human cells
A new study co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that Ebola virus gained a genetic mutation during the 2013-16 epidemic that appears to have helped it better target human cells.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
madms@scripps.edu
858-784-9254
Scripps Research Institute

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