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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while traveling
Traveling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travelers' diarrhea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travelers follow the travel medicine clinics' advice on how to reduce risks during travel, the risk of falling ill is not reduced. This according to a dissertation at Umeå University in Sweden.

Contact: Daniel Harju
Umea University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries
More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished, according to the first global estimate published in a new study from St. Michael's Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
ACC to establish PINNACLE Registry in Mexico
The American College of Cardiology will partner with the ACC Mexico Chapter, in collaboration with both the Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología and the Asociación Nacional de Cardiólogos de México, to establish a registry network in Mexico that is aligned with the ACC's PINNACLE Registry.

Contact: Katie Glenn
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
TSRI scientists reveal potential treatment for life-threatening viral infections
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown for the first time how a previously unknown process works to promote infection in a number of dangerous viruses, including dengue, West Nile and Ebola.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
University of California scientists create malaria-blocking mosquitoes
Using a groundbreaking gene editing technique, University of California scientists have created a strain of mosquitoes capable of rapidly introducing malaria-blocking genes into a mosquito population through its progeny, ultimately eliminating the insects' ability to transmit the disease to humans. This new model represents a notable advance in the effort to establish an antimalarial mosquito population, which with further development could help eradicate a disease that sickens millions worldwide each year.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Tom Vasich
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 22-Nov-2015
International Journal of Epidemiology
UEA leads first systematic review of Ebola risks
Looking after people with late-stage Ebola at home puts people at greatest risk of catching it themselves -- according to research from the University of East Anglia.
National Institute for Health Research, Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health England

Contact: Lisa Horton
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Arizona Regents recognize TGen with award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education
The Arizona Board of Regents presented the Translational Genomics Research Institute with its 2015 Regents' Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education, recognizing the extensive research TGen has conducted in association with Northern Arizona University.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
All in the family
Anthropologists study the Tsimane people of Bolivia to determine how parasitism affects female fertility.

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
Progress toward preventing HIV highlighted in special issue of AIDS research and human retroviruses
New and emerging biomedical pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) approaches to prevent HIV infection in targeted high-risk populations offer the most effective near-term strategy to reduce HIV transmission. The latest outcomes research, clinical trials results, and advances in HIV vaccine development are highlighted in multiple articles that comprise the annual HIV Prevention Science issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
PLOS Pathogens
Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans. The study was published Nov. 5 in PLOS Pathogens.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbi Nodell
University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
NIH-led effort details global brain disorders research agenda in Nature supplement
The breadth and complexity of brain and nervous system disorders make them some of the most difficult conditions to diagnose and treat, especially in the developing world, where there are few resources. An NIH-led collaboration of more than 40 scientists has studied these complex issues that occur across the lifespan and today published a supplement to the journal Nature that lays out a research strategy to address them.

Contact: Ann Puderbaugh
NIH/Fogarty International Center

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Study finds that Ebola vaccine is safe and stimulates strong immune response
A clinical trial of a new Ebola vaccine has found that it is well tolerated and stimulates strong immune responses in adults in Mali and in the US, according to a study published in the latest issue of the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Contact: David Kohn
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
PLOS Pathogens
FDA-approved drug protects mice from Ebola
A new study suggests that gamma interferon, which is an FDA-approved drug, may have potential as an antiviral therapy to prevent Ebola infection when given either before or after exposure to the virus. The University of Iowa study, published Nov. 12 in the journal PLOS Pathogens, found that gamma interferon, given up to 24 hours after exposure, can inhibit Ebola infection in mice and completely protect the animals from death.

Contact: Jennifer Brown
University of Iowa Health Care

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Powerful new global arena needed to confront coming water challenges, elite UN board warns
The final report of a board of 20 independent advisors to the UN Secretary-General on water and sanitation offers blunt observations and calls for an overhaul of the way the world body deals with the issues.

Contact: Terry Collins
UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists take aim at disease-carrying 'kissing bug'
An international research team, including scientists from Simon Fraser University, hopes its study of the vector Rhodnius prolixus -- also known as the 'kissing bug' and a major contributor to Chagas disease -- will further the development of innovative insect control methods to curb its impact on humans.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Carl Lowenberger
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
ACS Chemical Biology
Scripps Florida team discovers compounds with potential to treat persistent tuberculosis
In a substantial number of cases -- some two billion, in fact -- the tuberculosis bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) isn't active at all. Instead, it hides inside cell aggregates, latent and persistent, waiting to break out.
National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Science and Technology of India, Wellcome-DBT India Alliance

Contact: Eric Sauter
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Merging alcohol giants threaten global health, warn experts
The merger of the world's two largest beer manufacturers 'represents a major threat to global health, to which researchers, funders and regulators must respond more effectively,' warn global health experts in The BMJ this week.

Contact: Emma Dickinson

Public Release: 17-Nov-2015
Molecular Biology and Evolution
The South American origins and spread of the Irish potato famine pathogen
Using some ancient DNA detective work, a new study led by University of California Berkeley postdoctoral researcher Mike D. Martin and University of Copenhagen professor Tom Gilbert has linked the culprit behind the 19th-century Irish potato famine, which was transported to Europe in the 1840s, to a fungus-like organism that originated in South America.

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Mount Sinai Heart director discusses population health promotion and a stratified approach for cardiovascular health
Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital joined a panel of international experts at the United Nations where he spoke about promoting cardiovascular health worldwide and how the practice of medicine will change to reflect an increase in ambulatory care. Mount Sinai Heart is ranked No. 7 in the nation by US News & World Report in its 2015 'Best Hospital' issue.

Contact: newsmedia@mssm.edu
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Responding to 'C. diff' -- concerted action needed to control health care-related infection
Appropriate use of antibiotics is a critical step toward controlling the ongoing epidemic of health care-related Clostridium difficile infection, according to a special article in the November issue of Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. The journal, affiliated with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Study sheds light on why parasite makes TB infections worse
Scientists have shown how a parasitic worm infection common in the developing world increases susceptibility to tuberculosis. Treating the parasite reduces lung damage seen in mice that also are infected with tuberculosis. The study also raises the possibility of using inexpensive and widely available anti-parasitic drugs as a preventive measure in places where the parasite and TB are common -- stopping infection with the parasite and reducing susceptibility to TB and the risk of a latent TB infection progressing to disease.
Washington University in St. Louis, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, National Institutes of Health, American Lung Association, University of Rochester

Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 16-Nov-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Thrombosis during sepsis is a consequence of protective host immune responses
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have, for the first time, identified how Salmonella infections that have spread to our blood and organs can lead to life-threatening thrombosis.

Contact: Luke Harrison
University of Birmingham

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
Lancet Global Health
Less effective antimalarial therapies can help fight malaria better
Oxford University scientists have found that the more effective way to beat malaria is to use less effective drugs some of the time: simultaneously using a non-artemisinin therapy amongst more effective artemisinin-based combinations slows the spread of artemisinin-resistant parasites.
Wellcome Trust, UK Medical Research Council, Li Ka Shing Foundation

Contact: Tom Calver
University of Oxford

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015
HIV spreads faster as violent conflict looms
A new Brown University analysis of HIV incidence in 36 sub-Saharan African countries finds that new HIV infections rise significantly in the five years before armed conflict breaks out.

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 11-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Global health team pioneers development of a new antimalarial drug screening model
A University of South Florida Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anne DeLotto Baier
University of South Florida (USF Health)

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