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Public Release: 8-Feb-2017
Paediatrics and International Child Health
How Thailand eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission
Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government investment, a study published in Paediatrics and International Child Health reports.

Contact: Sayjal Mistry
sayjal.mistry@informa.com
Taylor & Francis Group

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Inferface
New study is an advance toward preventing a 'post-antibiotic era'
New UCLA research may help to overcome life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria in what the World Health Organization warns could become a 'post-antibiotic era.' UCLA biologists combined different classes of antibiotics to kill E. coli bacteria in their laboratory and found that certain combinations of three antibiotics are surprisingly effective in killing the bacteria and may be helpful in slowing the evolution of resistance to bacteria.

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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2017
Dissertations
Malaria control efforts can benefit from forecasting using satellites
Umeå University researcher Maquins Sewe has established links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) measurable by satellite imagery. In his doctoral dissertation, the researcher shows that conducive environmental conditions occur before increases in hospital admissions and mortality due to malaria, indicating that the satellite information is useful for the development of disease forecasting models and early warning systems.

Contact: Daniel Harju
daniel.harju@umu.se
46-725-522-918
Umea University

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
Nature Microbiology
Genes linked to malaria parasites' ability to persist in the body
The ability of malaria parasites to persist in the body for years is linked to the expression of a set of genes from the pir gene family, scientists from the Francis Crick Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found. Their results are published today in Nature Microbiology.
Cancer Research UK, UK Medical Research Council, Wellcome

Contact: Francis Crick Institute press office
press@crick.ac.uk
44-020-379-63095
The Francis Crick Institute

Public Release: 6-Feb-2017
International Journal of Epidemiology
Research finds flaws in studies of mass deworming efforts for children in poor countries
Research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology finds that three widely cited studies relating to mass deworming in Africa have substantial problems in their methods and analysis. The original researchers claimed that their results show long-term effectiveness of these mass deworming programs in developing countries, but this critical analysis concludes that the findings are unlikely to be as positive as previously reported.

Contact: Daniel Luzer
daniel.luzer@oup.com
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 5-Feb-2017
Scientific Reports
Queensland-led team develops effective economical Ebola treatment
An effective and economical treatment for Ebola patients has been developed by an international team led by Queensland researchers. The post-exposure treatment made with antibodies from horses could be used in the next Ebola outbreak.
Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre

Contact: Alexander Khromykh
a.khromykh@uq.edu.au
61-733-467-219
University of Queensland

Public Release: 3-Feb-2017
Circulation
Number of children emerging as cardiovascular risk factor for both parents
Number of children is emerging as a novel factor that influences the risk for some cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and in some societies in both parents, according to Professor Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology 'management of CVD During Pregnancy' guidelines task force.

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

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017
PLOS Genetics
Scaled-up malaria control efforts breed insecticide resistance in mosquitoes
A genetic analysis of mosquito populations in Africa shows that recent successes in controlling malaria through treated bednets has led to widespread insecticide resistance in mosquitoes, according to a study led by Charles Wondji of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, with Kayla Barnes, Gareth Weedall and colleagues in PLOS Genetics.

Contact: Charles Wondji
charles.wondji@lstmed.ac.uk
PLOS

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Journal of Virology
Scientists prove new approach to Polio vaccines works
Scientists have identified new ways to provide vaccines against polio, which do not require the growth of live virus for their manufacture.
World Health Organisation

Contact: Peter Le Riche
p.leriche@leeds.ac.uk
44-113-343-2049
University of Leeds

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
JAMA Cardiology
Study adds to evidence that electronic cigarettes are not harmless
A study published in JAMA Cardiology has added to growing evidence that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are not harmless.

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

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Cocktail of bacteria-killing viruses prevents cholera infection in animal models
Oral administration of a cocktail of three viruses, all of which specifically kill cholera bacteria, protects against infection and prevents cholera-like symptoms in animal model experiments. The findings are the first to demonstrate the efficacy of a preventative, oral phage therapy.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Kevin Jiang
Kevin.Jiang@tufts.edu
617-636-3728
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Malaria superbugs threaten global malaria control
A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria superbugs has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falciparum malaria medicines, artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), according to a study published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Andrea Stewart
andrea.stewart@ndm.ox.ac.uk
44-752-813-2489
Infectious Diseases Data Observatory

Public Release: 1-Feb-2017
Organic Process Research & Development
A cheaper way to make a WHO-designated essential medicine
A fungal form of meningitis leads to more than 600,000 deaths in Africa every year and is responsible for 20 percent of HIV/AIDS-related deaths globally, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An existing medicine could help curb these numbers, but its cost has been a barrier to access in some places. Now, scientists report in the ACS journal Organic Process Research & Development a more affordable way to make the drug.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers identify mechanism in chikungunya virus that controls infection and severity
Researchers led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified a mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects healthy cells and controls how severe the disease it causes will be, a mechanism they believe can be found in a number of other related viruses for which there are no treatments or licensed vaccines.
Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award, Journal of Cell Science Travelling Fellowship, Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
NIH awards MSU researcher $8.4 million to develop first malaria treatments
While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, MSU Professor Terrie E. Taylor is using an $8.4 million NIH grant to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by the deadliest form of the disease.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jessi Adler
jessi.adler@cabs.msu.edu
517-355-6469
Michigan State University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Agricultural fires in Brazil harm infant health, a warning for the developing world
Exposure to pollution from agricultural fires in the last few months of gestation leads to earlier birth and smaller babies, researchers at Princeton and Duke universities have found. The results offer a warning to the developing world, where such fires are common.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Hotchkiss
michaelhotchkiss@gmail.com
609-258-9522
Princeton University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Major drug initiatives are best way to curb threat from parasites
Large-scale programmes to treat a life-threatening disease could improve the health of millions despite concerns about their long-term effects, a study suggests.

Contact: Corin Campbell
Corin.Campbell@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6382
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation boosts vital work of the University of Washington's IHME
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) announced today the foundation's commitment to invest $279 million in IHME to expand its work over the next decade.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Kayla Albrecht
albrek7@uw.edu
206-897-3792
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Danforth Center expands major research program to benefit farmers in the developing world
Sorghum is a member of the grass family and is grown worldwide. It is of interest, not only because it is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but because grain sorghum yields have been flat or declining due to the lack of sufficient investment in the development of new improved varieties. Sorghum is very resilient to drought and heat stress.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Melanie Bernds
mbernds@danforthcenter.org
314-587-1647
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
American Journal of Human Biology
'Protective' DNA strands are shorter in adults who had more infections as infants
New research indicates that people who had more infections as babies harbor a key marker of cellular aging as young adults: the protective stretches of DNA which 'cap' the ends of their chromosomes are shorter than in adults who were healthier as infants.
National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Northwestern University

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
New tuberculosis therapy could be more potent than current treatments
Researchers have devised a potential drug regimen for tuberculosis that could cut the treatment time by up to 75 percent, while simultaneously reducing the risk that patients could develop drug-resistant TB.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Safe exercise guidelines for type 1 diabetes by int'l team led by York U researcher
An international team of researchers and clinicians led by York U Prof. Michael Riddell has published a set of guidelines to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise safely to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar. The guidelines on glucose targets for safe and effective exercising as well as nutritional and insulin dose adjustments to prevent exercise-related fluctuations in blood sugar appear in the report, 'Exercise management in type 1 diabetes: a consensus statement,' published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
JDRF

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Mathematical model limits malaria outbreaks
Mathematical models can effectively predict and track malaria transmission trends, ultimately quantifying the efficiency of various treatment and eradication strategies in high-risk regions. In a paper publishing in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, authors explain a malaria transmission model that considers three distinct factors: climate, the extrinsic incubation period (EIP), and the vector-bias effect.

Contact: Lina Sorg
sorg@siam.org
267-350-6371
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Monash awarded grant to lead global slum revitalization research
A global charitable foundation has awarded an AUD $14 million grant to an international research consortium led by Monash University. In one of only four such successes selected from over 600 applications worldwide, the Wellcome Trust (UK) awarded the prestigious grant to the Monash-led team for a research project that will potentially improve the lives of the more than a billion people living in urban slums globally.
The Wellcome Trust, the Asian Development Bank

Contact: Claire Bowers
claire.bowers@monash.edu
61-399-034-840
Monash University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
New tools developed to help clinicians predict risk of cardiovascular disease
A new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers provides powerful new tools to help clinicians around the globe predict their patients' 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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