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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
Lancet Oncology
Safety concerns linger for generic oncology drugs in developing countries
Although generic oncology drugs can reduce patient costs and improve treatment access, the safety of these drugs in developing countries is uncertain, according to an international research team led by Dr. Charles Bennett, Josie M. Fletcher professor and chairman of the S.C. SmartState Center in Medication Safety and Efficacy at the College of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, SmartState/State of South Carolina

Contact: Laura Kammerer
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
World Journal of Surgery
WHO Trauma Care Checklist improves care for injured patients
Injury is responsible for more than 10 percent of the global burden of disease, killing more people each year than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. More than 90 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Injury is also the leading cause of death in adolescents globally.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 2-Nov-2016
BMC Medicine
Prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis in West Africa higher than previously thought
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis could become a serious public health threat in West Africa unless effective surveillance and control measures are implemented, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. Researchers from the West-African Network of Excellence for TB, AIDS and Malaria found the prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis to be unexpectedly high in eight West-African countries.
European Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership

Contact: Anne Korn
BioMed Central

Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
World Cancer Congress
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and American Cancer Society address cancer in women
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, and the American Cancer Society today released a report that shows all four of the top causes of cancer deaths in women worldwide are mostly preventable or can often be detected early, when treatment is more successful. The report, titled 'The Global Burden of Cancer in Women,' is the first tangible output from an innovative partnership between Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and the ACS.
Merck KGaA, American Cancer Society

Contact: Gangolf Schrimpf
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Public Release: 1-Nov-2016
PLOS Medicine
Ranking global risk factors for childhood stunting
The leading risk factor for childhood stunting is being born at term but small for gestational age, according to a 137-country analysis published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Goodarz Danaei of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA, and colleagues, indicated that unimproved sanitation, poor nutrition, and infection were other important contributors to the burden of stunting.

Contact: Goodarz Danaei

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Gynecologic Oncology
Less than half of cervical cancer patients receive standard-of-care treatment
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that only 44 percent of patients in a large, national sample received all three components of standard-of-care treatment for cervical cancer, most often lacking brachytherapy.

Contact: Garth Sundem
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chinese medical education rising unevenly from Cultural Revolution rubble
A new research review chronicling the history and current state of medical education in China finds that the country's quest to build up a medical education system to serve is massive population has produced a rapid, if uneven, result.

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2016
Nature Physics
Mystery of tropical human parasite swimming solved by Stanford researchers
Bioengineers combined live observation, mathematical insights and robots to reveal the movement of parasitic larvae that cause schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people worldwide.

Contact: Taylor Kubota
Stanford University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era
A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer with the toxigenic strain introduced by UN peacekeepers, according to research published today by scientists at the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute.

Contact: Glenn Morris
University of Florida

Public Release: 28-Oct-2016
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
In low- to middle-income countries, barriers to cleft lip and palate surgery persist
Charitable organizations perform more than 80 percent of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in Vietnam -- reflecting the complex and persistent barriers to surgical care in low- to middle-income countries, according to a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 28-Oct-2016
Procedure feared to 'suck brain from skull' safe for malaria patients
A Michigan State University researcher is challenging a widely held African belief that a spinal tap, a procedure safely used to treat other diseases, could suck the brain from the base of the skull and cause death in malaria patients.

Contact: Sarina Gleason
Michigan State University

Public Release: 27-Oct-2016
Scientific Reports
Enzyme is crucial for combatting antibiotic-resistant E. coli infections
Enzyme is crucial for combating antibiotic-resistant E. coli infections Research by bioscientists at the University of Kent and the University of Queensland is expected to pave the way for new approaches to kill bacteria that no longer respond to conventional antibiotics.

Contact: S.Fleming
University of Kent

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
ACS Nano
How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years
Nanoscience research involves molecules 100 times smaller than cancer cells with the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health and our lives. Now nine prominent nanoscientists look ahead to what we can expect in the coming decade, and conclude that nanoscience is poised to make important contributions in many areas, including health care, electronics, energy, food and water.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Frontiers in Microbiology
UT scientists identify bacterial genes that could lessen severity of malaria
Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a set of bacterial genes that may help them find ways to lessen the severity of the disease malaria. Their findings could also aid the research of fellow scientists working in malaria-stricken regions around the world.

Contact: Lola Alapo
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Public Release: 26-Oct-2016
Importance of universal sanitation underestimated in efforts to reduce child mortality
The value of sanitation at reducing child mortality in many low income countries has been substantially underestimated according to recent research. A study by Professor Paul Hunter from the University of East Anglia and Dr. Annette Prüss-Ustün from The World Health Organization concludes that vital health benefits of access to sanitation facilities such as latrines will only be seen once a certain level of coverage across a community is achieved.

Contact: Lucy Clegg
University of East Anglia

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Atmospheric Environment
Indian roadside refuse fires produce toxic rainbow
Samples of smoke particles emanating from burning roadside trash piles in India have shown that their chemical composition and toxicity are very bad for human health. A person standing next to one of these fires might inhale a dose of toxins 1,000 times greater than that found in the ambient air -- reaching getting a daily dose limit in just one minute. Variation found between sites offers insights on mitigating the worst effects.
United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ken Kingery
Duke University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Lancet Infectious Diseases
UK and France see highest number of imported malaria cases
An international study, led by the University of Southampton, shows the UK and France experience the highest number of malaria cases imported from other countries.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Medical Research Council, UK Department for International Development, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
47th Union World Conference on Lung Health
TB-ReFLECT: A collaborative effort to enhance TB clinical research
At the 2016 Union World Conference on Lung Health, C-Path's Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens initiative and WHO's Global TB Programme will co-host a symposium to update the TB researchers on the TB-ReFLECT partnership. TB-ReFLECT -- which includes research partners from the University of California, San Francisco, and the larger CPTR effort -- will perform quantitative analyses on the TB-PACTS database and use the results as tools to inform future TB trial design.

Contact: Kissy Black
Critical Path Institute (C-Path)

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
Columbia Mailman School Awards Public Health Prize to NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T.
Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, was awarded the Frank A. Calderone Prize by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health at a ceremony held this morning at the Paley Center for Media in Midtown. The Calderone Prize, the most prestigious award in public health, is awarded every two years to an individual who has made a transformational contribution in the field, with selection by an international committee of public health leaders.

Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 25-Oct-2016
The Lancet Global Health
More than 15 million children in high-mortality hotspots in sub-Saharan Africa
A new spatial analysis from Stanford shows that progress in combating child mortality has been highly uneven, even within countries where overall declines are substantial

Contact: Beth Duff-Brown
Stanford University Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria
UC Berkeley and Exeter University researchers propose a novel strategy to keep malarial mosquitoes out of people's homes: combine a repellent with an insecticide. The strategy uses evolution to drive mosquitoes to greater aversion to the repellent, and lowers the push by mosquitoes to develop resistance, thus extending insecticide lifetime. Efforts to find effective repellents don't need to wait for a good candidate. The strategy can turn a mediocre repellent into a good one.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre

Contact: Robert Sanders
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists uncover why hepatitis C virus vaccine has been difficult to make
Researchers have been trying for decades to develop a vaccine against the globally endemic hepatitis C virus. Now scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have discovered one reason why success has so far been elusive.
National Institutes of Health, Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology

Contact: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Journal of Nutrition
Vitamin A orange maize improves night vision
A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children. The study was conducted among school-aged children in rural Zambia. Children who ate orange maize showed improved night vision within six months. Their eyes adapted better in the dark, improving their ability to engage in optimal day-to-day activities under dim light, such as during dusk and dawn. The study was published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Contact: Vidushi Sinha

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
The Open Dentistry Journal
Collagen hydrogel scaffold and fibroblast growth factor-2 accelerate periodontal healing of class II
A new regenerative scaffold made of biosafe collagen hydrogel and collagensponge could possess the ability of retaining fibroblastic growth factor-2 (FGF2) and stimulate the periodontal tissue regeneration, according to new research published in The Open Dentistry Journal.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 24-Oct-2016
Take advantage of evolution in malaria fight, scientists say
Scientists could harness the power of evolution to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria, according to new research by the University of Exeter and the University of California, Berkeley.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council Environmental Bioinformatics Centre

Contact: Alex Morrison
University of Exeter

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