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Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
One of world's leading scientists, Dr. Matthew L. Meyerson, to receive Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award
In recognition of his immeasurable contributions to the understanding of cancer genomics and targeted therapies, Van Andel Research Institute will present renowned scientist Matthew L. Meyerson, M.D., Ph.D., with the 2016 Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award. As part of the award, Meyerson will deliver an educational lecture May 19 and a scientific lecture May 20 at the Institute in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Contact: Beth Hinshaw Hall
Van Andel Research Institute

Public Release: 14-Apr-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Trachomatous trichiasis surgery improves quality of life regardless of vision outcomes
Trachomatous trichiasis (TT, inturning of the eyelashes to touch the eye following longterm infection with Chlamydia trachomatis) affects over seven million people world-wide. Corrective eyelid surgery is the recommended treatment for TT. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports that surgery substantially increases the quality of life (QoL) for affected people, even when their vision is not improved.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Esmael Habtamu

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Sugary drinks tax would offer big benefits
A 20 percent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would result in widespread, long-lasting public health benefits and significant health cost savings, a new study shows.
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Obesity Policy Coalition

Contact: Fiona Cameron
University of Queensland

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Dr. Prabhat Jha receives CIHR Trailblazer Award
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population and Public Health has awarded Dr. Prabhat Jha its inaugural Trailblazer Award in Population Health Solutions.

Contact: Kendra Stephenson
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
Scientific Reports
New method to preserve microfluidic devices for HIV monitoring in developing countries
Inspired by pregnancy tests, researchers at FAU and their collaborators have developed a novel method to store microfluidic devices for CD4 T cell testing in extreme weather conditions for up to six months without refrigeration. These devices have broad applications in chemotherapy monitoring, transplant patient monitoring, and especially in monitoring the efficacy of antiretroviral therapy. If produced at a large scale, the device would cost less than $1 compared with the current cost of a CD4 assay which is about $30-$50.

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
The International Liver CongressTM 2016
DNDi and Pharco to test affordable hepatitis C regimen with Malaysian and Thai governments
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and the Egyptian drug manufacturer Pharco Pharmaceuticals have signed agreements covering the clinical testing and scale-up of a hepatitis C treatment regimen at a price of just under $300.

Contact: Ilan Moss
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
B-School innovation professor discovers pathway between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
In a new paper published by The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Professor Melissa Schilling, a strategy and innovation expert at the NYU Stern School of Business, uncovers a surprising new connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease: hyperinsulinemia, which is most often caused by prediabetes, early or undiagnosed diabetes, or obesity, is responsible for almost half of all cases of Alzheimer's disease.

Contact: Melissa Schilling
IOS Press

Public Release: 12-Apr-2016
26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
Improving treatments for post-Ebola syndrome sufferers
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King's Sierra Leone Partnership are to present new findings into post-Ebola syndrome at a major European conference this week.

Contact: Simon Wood
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 11-Apr-2016
Innovative partnership brings to market new tools for neglected tropical diseases
PATH and Standard Diagnostics (SD)/Alere announced today the commercial availability of two rapid diagnostic tools for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. Designed for use in disease surveillance, the antibody-based tests are part of a suite of diagnostic innovations intended to support the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of illnesses that affect more than a billion people worldwide.

Contact: Claire Hudson, PATH

Public Release: 10-Apr-2016
Damaging consequences of Zika virus infection in human minibrains
Brazilian researchers from the D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have demonstrated the harmful effects of ZIKA virus (ZIKV) in human neural stem cells, neurospheres and brain organoids. Since ZIKV has been gradually established as a direct cause of central nervous system malformations, this study help to elucidate the etiological nature of the recently increasing number of microcephaly cases in Brazil.
Foundation for Research Support in the State of Rio de Janeiro, The Brazilian Development Bank, Funding Authority for Studies and Projects, National Council of Scientific and Technological Development

Contact: Stevens Rehen
D'Or Institute for Research and Education

Public Release: 10-Apr-2016
2016 American Academy of Neurology 68th Annual Meeting
Zika virus may now be tied to another brain disease
The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain's myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016.

Contact: Rachel Seroka
American Academy of Neurology

Public Release: 10-Apr-2016
Clinical Science
Exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications working properly
A new study backs up observations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication (β2-adrenoceptor agonists) in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection with viruses such as influenza.
National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Contact: Helen Albert
Biochemical Society

Public Release: 9-Apr-2016
The Lancet
Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year for less than $5 a person
By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Brandon Howard
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Current Computer-Aided Drug Design
Application of novel alignment-free sequence descriptors in Zika virus characterization
Dr. Basak and his colleagues explained about their research on computer-assisted approaches towards surveillance and consequent design of drugs and vaccines to combat the growth and spread of the Zika virus.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Noviplex device will diagnose and track Zika in the Amazon
Brazilian officials are partnering with University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers to distribute a device that could speed testing for the Zika virus in remote areas of Brazil. Biochemist Jiri Adamec says the effort will improve Zika screening and provide better maps of where Zika is prevalent.

Contact: Jiri Adamec
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
BMJ Global Health
Ditch 'colonial' thinking to boost access to surgery for world's poor, rich nations told
Rich nations 'must abandon colonial narratives' and work alongside low and middle income countries to boost access to safe and affordable surgery for the world's poor, concludes an international blueprint for action, published in the newly launched journal BMJ Global Health.

Contact: Caroline White

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Canadian innovation for killing mosquito eggs could help Zika fight
With Canadian Government funding, innovators from Canada and Mexico have successfully tested a low cost, environmentally-friendly way of destroying the eggs of the mosquito genus that spreads dengue, and likely spreading the Zika virus. The 10-month study, conducted in Guatemala, shows the successful development and implementation of a cheap, easy system to reduce virus-carrying Aedes genus mosquitoes by capturing and destroying its eggs.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Terry Collins
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Crab shell signaling helps control the many faces of cholera, study shows
A new study of more than 50 samples of Vibrio cholerae isolated from both patients and the environment demonstrates the diversity and resourcefulness of the organism.
National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Women with unhealthy BMIs who smoke and drink at two-fold higher risk of asthma
Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a St. Michael's Hospital study found.
National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Kendra Stephenson
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Journal of Medical Entomology
Argentinian researchers develop trap for mosquito that transmits Zika
Argentinian researchers have developed a new trap that can be used to effectively monitor and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary transmitter of Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Técnica

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
A warming climate puts Europe at risk for seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever
Increasing temperatures will enlarge Europe's seasonal window for the potential spread of mosquito-borne viral disease, expanding the geographic areas at risk for a dengue epidemic to include much of Europe. The findings by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden are published in the journal EBioMedicine.

Contact: Daniel Harju
Umea University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
The Lancet
Globe's rising obesity, diabetes rates no surprise to Samoa researcher
As someone who has studied nutrition and health in Samoans over the last 40 years, Brown University public health researcher Stephen McGarvey provided data for new publications on the global trends in obesity and type 2 diabetes reported in The Lancet.

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Study examines impact of 2 new antibodies in causing, treating myasthenia gravis
A study of patients from across the nation with myasthenia gravis is helping determine the incidence of two new antibodies believed to cause the disease, and whether these patients need different treatment strategies.
National Instiutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Molecular Systems Biology
Maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves its lasting mark on the child's genetic make-up
If mothers smoke during pregnancy, they influence the epigenetic programming of their unborn child's genetic make-up in the long term. This may give rise to an increased risk of the development of disease risks later in the child's life. Researchers at the UFZ, the German Cancer Research Center and the Heidelberg University discovered that these changes are not limited to individual regions of DNA.
Heidelberg Center for Personalized Oncology

Contact: Dr. Irina Lehmann
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Uninfected or asymptomatic? Diagnostic tests key to forecasting major epidemics
Major epidemics such as the recent Ebola outbreak or the emerging Zika epidemic may be difficult to forecast because of our inability to determine whether individuals are uninfected or infected but not showing symptoms, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. The finding emphasizes the need to develop and deploy reliable diagnostic tests to detect infected individuals whether or not they are showing symptoms, say the researchers.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Craig Brierley
University of Cambridge

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