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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 20-May-2016
Protein & Cell
Researchers solve the structure of the Zika virus helicase
A team led by researchers from Tianjin University has solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral development. The research is published in Springer's journal Protein & Cell.
National Basic Research Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 20-May-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
A tool to support public health decisions on Zika virus predicts most planned interventions to be cost-effective
A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases presents a cost-effectiveness tool that can help guide decisions regarding resource allocation to fund interventions targeted at curtailing the ongoing Zika virus outbreak. Analyses using the tool suggest that proposed funds to combat Zika in the US and other countries would be cost-effective, based on quantification of the serious health conditions associated with Zika infection.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Alison Galvani

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Research behind global switch to new polio vaccine strategy released in the Lancet
A groundbreaking study shows that a single injectable dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) along with bivalent oral polio vaccine could protect up to 90 percent of children from polio and strengthen community protection against the disease.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Natalie Goldstein, Children's Hospital Colorado
Children's Hospital Colorado

Public Release: 19-May-2016
EMBO reports
A global early warning system for infectious diseases
In the recent issue of EMBO reports, Barbara Han of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and John Drake of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology call for the creation of a global early warning system for infectious diseases. Such a system would use computer models to tap into environmental, epidemiological and molecular data, gathering the intelligence needed to forecast where disease risk is high and what actions could prevent outbreaks or contain epidemics.

Contact: Lori M. Quillen
845-677-7600 x121
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Zika hackathon fights disease with big data
On May 15, 2016, Austin, Texas, held a Zika Hackathon. More than 50 data scientists, engineers, and UT Austin students gathered to use big data to help fight the spread of the mosquito-borne disease Zika. The US Centers for Disease Control is now ramping up collection of data that tracks Zika spread. But big gaps exist in linking different kinds of data, which the Austin Zika Hackathon addressed.

Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Cell Host & Microbe
Zika virus protein could be vaccine target
A viral protein known as NS5 is a promising target for vaccines against Zika and related viruses, according NIH scientists and colleagues. Their study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, suggests that altering or removing the NS5 protein from Zika virus would allow the human body's own immune defenses to attack the virus. The study found that NS5 prevents Zika virus-infected human cells from signaling immune system cells to make interferon, a powerful antiviral protein.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ken Pekoc
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 19-May-2016
UB partners with University of Zimbabwe to launch $1.3 million HIV research program
To train future HIV researchers, the University at Buffalo and University of Zimbabwe have partnered to form the HIV Research Training Program, supported by a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health John E. Fogarty International Center.
NIH/Fogarty International Center

Contact: Marcene Robinson
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Women Deliver 4th Global Conference
Nine innovations to improve early brain development in the developing world -- helping kids thrive
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, and partners announce investments in nine innovations to nurture the cognitive development of children in developing countries. The investments will go to projects projects in Africa, Central/South America and Asia. The largest investment -- $1 million to be matched by 'Saving Brains' partners -- will expand in West Africa the use of 'Kangaroo Mother Care' a proven technique to save and nurture low-weight, premature babies.
Grand Challenges Canada, Saving Brains

Contact: Liam Brown
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 18-May-2016
Materials Horizons
Mille-feuille-filter removes viruses from water
A simple paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water. The sheet, made of cellulose nanofibers, is called the mille-feuille filter as it has a unique layered internal architecture resembling that of the French puff pastry mille-feuille.

Contact: Albert Mihranyan
Uppsala University

Public Release: 18-May-2016
Harvard licenses genotyping platform to startup Aldatu Biosciences
The technology addresses the profound challenge of drug resistance among HIV-infected patients in resource-poor areas.

Contact: Caroline Perry
Harvard University

Public Release: 18-May-2016
How will the next leader of WHO tackle future health emergencies?
In light of heavy criticism of the World Health Organization's handling of the Ebola outbreak, the election process for the next director general will be under intense scrutiny.

Contact: Emma Dickinson

Public Release: 17-May-2016
Leading field survey platform expands social impact and global support
In a move that deepens its social impact and expands global support for best practices in data collection, Dobility today announced the launch of a free 'Community' edition of SurveyCTO to enable NGOs, non-profits, researchers, students, and other small-scale users to collect better data in the field. To support its growing user base in South Asia, Dobility also opened an India subsidiary this month.

Contact: Alexis Ditkowsky
617-286-2669 x703

Public Release: 17-May-2016
York U invention promises rapid detection of E. coli in water
The new technology has cut down the time taken to detect E. coli from a few days to just a couple of hours. It is also an inexpensive way to test drinking water (C$3 per test estimated), which is a boon for many developing countries, as much as it is for remote areas of Canada's North.

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
416-736-2100 x22094
York University

Public Release: 17-May-2016
Dr. B. Star Hampton receives distinguished service award
B. Star Hampton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board certified urogynecologist in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has recently received the inaugural distinguished service award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.

Contact: Amy Blustein
Care New England

Public Release: 17-May-2016
Olympic and Paralympic Games, risks to public health
This document assesses the health risks related to communicable diseases and other health threats for European citizens during their stay in Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games, and the public health implications for European countries after travelers' return to Europe. In addition, the document assesses the risk of disease importation from Europe to Brazil.

Contact: Romit Jain
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Public Release: 16-May-2016
Nature Medicine
HIV vaccine design should adapt as HIV virus mutates
Researchers from UAB, Emory and Microsoft demonstrate that HIV has evolved to be pre-adapted to the immune response, worsening clinical outcomes in newly infected patients.
Microsoft Research

Contact: Alicia Rohan
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Release: 16-May-2016
Selenium deficiency linked to deadly heart disease affecting pregnant women
Researchers have found a close link between selenium deficiency and peripartum cardiomyopathy, a heart disease that affects pregnant women and recent mothers. The study of patients in Nigeria also showed that rural women were three times more likely to develop the disease, according to a doctoral dissertation at Umeå University.

Contact: Kamilu Musa Karaye
Umea University

Public Release: 16-May-2016
International experts publish guidelines for cardiac rehab in developing countries
The cardiac rehab model of care is quite standard in developed countries, and consists of risk factor assessment and management, exercise training, patient education, as well as dietary and psychosocial counselling. While it is cost-effective to deliver these programs in countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom and United States, the situation in developing countries is different.

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
416-736-2100 x22094
York University

Public Release: 16-May-2016
Cell Host & Microbe
UTMB scientists genetically engineered world's first Zika virus infectious cDNA clone
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first in the world to genetically engineer a clone of the Zika virus strain, a development that could expedite many aspects of Zika research, including vaccine and therapeutics development. Cloning the virus unlocks scientists' ability to more quickly develop countermeasures and explore whether or how the Zika virus has evolved to spread more quickly and cause more severe diseases in people.

Contact: Donna Ramirez
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Obesity on the rise in Indonesia
Obesity is on the rise in Indonesia, one of the largest studies of the double burden of malnutrition in children has revealed.

Contact: Rachel Fergus
University of Sydney

Public Release: 12-May-2016
Maihle leading national DOD initiative to develop successful ovarian cancer investigators
Dr. Nita J. Maihle, a tumor virologist/biologist and educator, is leading the US Department of Defense's national initiative to enable early career ovarian cancer investigators to stay focused and successful in their fight against the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in women.
US Department of Defense

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 11-May-2016
ATS International Conference
National Jewish Health faculty earn 3 awards from the American Thoracic Society
At the American Thoracic Society International Meeting in San Francisco, Charles Daley will receive the World Lung Health Award for his efforts to diagnose and treat tuberculosis around the world. Irina Petrache will receive the Elizabeth A. Rich Award, recognizing a leading woman in pulmonary medicine and science. James Crapo will receive a lifetime achievement award for his efforts to treat and prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary medicine.

Contact: William Allstetter
National Jewish Health

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Brazilian Zika virus strain causes birth defects in experimental models
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil and Senegal, have described the first 'direct experimental proof' that the Brazilian strain of Zika virus can actually cause severe birth defects. The findings are published in the May 11 online issue of Nature.
Zika Network FAPESP Projects, Tooth Fairy Project, National Institutes of Health, and NARSAD

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 11-May-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
A brief history of syphilis points to a neglected disease in sub-Saharan Africa
It is known that syphilis rates have varied much between different countries and populations over the past 100 years. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases collates a history of the disease and finds that while rates dropped world-wide in the post-penicillin era after 1945, they remained, up until recently, much higher in Sub-Saharan Africa compared with other regions.

Contact: Chris Kenyon

Public Release: 11-May-2016
Zika virus damages placenta, kills fetal mice
Zika virus infects and crosses the placentas of pregnant mice and causes severe damage or death in fetal mice, report scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health. Investigators from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed two mouse models of Zika infection in pregnancy that will enable rapid testing of experimental Zika drugs to prevent congenital abnormalities, and may aid in better understanding how the virus affects pregnant women.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anne A. Oplinger
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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