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Disease in the Developing World

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Public Release: 13-Oct-2015
Cancer Cell
Destructive disease shows potential as a cancer treatment
Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks.

Contact: Faydra Aldridge
604-875-4111 x66687
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 12-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Genes linked with malaria's virulence shared by apes, humans
The malaria parasite molecules associated with severe disease and death have been shown to share key gene segments with chimp and gorilla malaria parasites, which are separated by several millions of years, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This new information could aid in basic understanding of the causes of malaria and provide targets for drugs and vaccines.
National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Marge Dwyer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 12-Oct-2015
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Comprehensive genomic study provides evidence that dengue has become endemic and diverse in China
The first-ever comprehensive genomic analysis of the virus that causes dengue fever suggests that it may survive year-round in southern China. The study, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, provides evidence that China may be at increased risk for more frequent and severe dengue fever outbreaks similar to the 2014 outbreak in Guangdong Province that sickened more than 40,000 people.

Contact: Bridget DeSimone

Public Release: 9-Oct-2015
IDWeek 2015
Antiviral compound provides full protection from Ebola virus in nonhuman primates
Rhesus monkeys were completely protected from the deadly Ebola virus when treated three days after infection with a compound that blocks the virus's ability to replicate. These encouraging preclinical results suggest the compound, known as GS-5734, should be further developed as a potential treatment, according to research findings to be presented tomorrow at the IDWeek conference.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Medical Countermeasure Systems Joint Project Management Office, US Department of Defense

Contact: Caree Vander Linden
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
US and Canada partner to invest $21 million for research hubs in developing countries
The National Institutes of Health and other US and Canadian partners are investing $20.9 million dollars over five years to establish seven regional research and training centers in low- and middle-income countries. The Global Environmental and Occupational Health Hubs will consist of multidisciplinary groups of researchers and partner organizations collaborating on common research and training topics that address environmental and/or occupational health issues.
National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Canadian International Development Research Centre, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Contact: Ann Puderbaugh
NIH/Fogarty International Center

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Water, Air and Soil Journal
Ben-Gurion U. and MIT researchers develop rapid method for water, soil pathogen screening
The study, published online in the Water, Air & Soil Pollution journal (Springer) defines an accurate, inexpensive, high-throughput, and rapid alternative for screening of pathogens from various environmental samples. 'This is the first study to comprehensively assess pathogen concentrations in such a broad variety of environmental sample types while achieving multiple pathogen detection with complete parallel testing by standard (or traditional) methods,' Orlofsky explains.
U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund, Israel Water Authority, BGU's Kreitman School for Graduate Studies, and Maccabi Fund

Contact: andrew Lavin
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Salmonella unmasked as major killer of young children in Africa
Invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa are a major cause of child illness and deaths, a new body of research into this usually overlooked infectious disease has revealed. In the West, Salmonella is commonly thought of as a bacterium responsible for relatively benign cases of food poisoning. However, a supplement to the leading infectious diseases journal Clinical Infectious Diseases published today now exposes the unacceptable toll of sickness and death caused by invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust

Contact: John Crump
University of Otago

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Study: Link between dengue epidemics and high temperatures during strong El Niño season
Epidemics of dengue are linked to high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon, a University of Florida scientist working with an international team of researchers has found.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Derek Cummings
University of Florida

Public Release: 6-Oct-2015
Tufts biophysicist receives NIH New Innovator Award for Ebola research
James Munro of Tufts University School of Medicine is a recipient of the 2015 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award. Munro is using imaging of glycoproteins to investigate how Ebola and related viruses enter host cells. Understanding this process is expected to help develop vaccines for Ebola and related viruses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Siobhan Gallagher
Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Journal of Virology
Dengue protein modulates human enzyme: Fuel for replication
A new study published in the Journal of Virology reveals that NS1, a nonstructural protein composing the replication machinery of the dengue virus, binds to a well-known human enzyme as a way to increase energy production to be used for viral replication.

Contact: Ronaldo Mohana Borges
Publicase Comunicação Científica

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Journal of Advanced Nursing
How health professionals help and hinder eradication of female genital mutilation
A new article highlights how health professionals -- including nurses and midwives -- both help and hinder eradication and management of female genital mutilation.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
European Journal of Neurology
Africa faces rising rates of traumatic brain injury
New research reveals that the projected estimates of traumatic brain injury in Africa are high, with a burden of anywhere between approximately 6 to 14 million new cases in 2050. Most cases will result from motor vehicle accidents.

Contact: Dawn Peters

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
EU funding to support chronic lung disease research
Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of an international consortium which has received funding of almost €3 million from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, to investigate methods to prevent, diagnose and treat non-communicable lung disease (such as asthma and chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder - COPD) in low and middle income countries.
Horizon 2020

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Dengue epidemics linked to high temperatures during strong El Nino season
An international research team led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has shown that epidemics of dengue, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus, across southeast Asia appear to be linked to the abnormally high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Now, as the most intense El Niño in nearly two decades is emerging in the Pacific, the finding may be a harbinger of a spike in cases.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Allison Hydzik
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Pneumothorax treatment gets less painful
Scientists working in Tianjin Chest Hospital, China, have developed a less painful treatment strategy for Pneumothorax treatment. By analyzing the partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide in thoracic cavity gas during Pneumothorax Treatment, physicians can understand the real conditions of the pneumothorax and then update to a less painful treatment method.

Contact: Philly Lim
World Scientific

Public Release: 2-Oct-2015
Science Advances
UBC researchers create self-propelled powder to stop bleeding
UBC researchers have created the first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma care.

Contact: Christian Kastrup
University of British Columbia

Public Release: 1-Oct-2015
Journal of National Cancer Institute
Rising cancer rates in low and middle income countries threaten economic stability
The rising cost of treating and caring for a growing number of cancer patients threatens economic development in low and middle income countries, making prevention key.
American Cancer Society, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Imperial College London

Contact: David Sampson
American Cancer Society

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Penn Dental Medicine study is proof-of-concept for low-cost drug made in lettuce
At the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Henry Daniell and colleagues have used a plant-based system to make shelf-stable drugs. In a study published in the journal Biomaterials, the researchers confirmed the viability of their method for FDA approval and human use, producing an effective drug that promotes tolerance to clotting factors, which could be taken by hemophilia patients, using freeze-dried lettuce leaves.
Novo Nordisk, National Institutes of Health, National Nature Science Foundation of China

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Latest technology could help curb repeat Ebola crisis, experts say
Recent developments in surveillance technology could enable a swifter, more effective response to potentially deadly outbreaks of disease, and technology could help improve the response, a study has found.
Wellcome Trust, EU Horizon 2020 Programme (COMPARE)

Contact: Catriona Kelly
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Ebola cannot be conquered without understanding Africa's culture, politics and poverty
The Ebola Virus and West Africa: Medical and Sociocultural Aspects provides a compact summary of the Ebola virus, outlining its nature, history, epidemiology, and methods of treatment. In addition, the work examines the context of the disease's outbreak by describing the people, politics, and policies in West Africa before, during, and after the recent outbreak. Finally, chapters summarize and explore the ethical issues that arise in pursuing treatments and discuss methods for improving control and prevention of additional outbreaks.

Contact: Tina Shelton
University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Funding for viral hemorrhagic fever project
A team from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has received funding of £136,000 from the Health Partnership Scheme to develop a training program to help the Sierra Leonean Health Service to fight future outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic fever.
Health Partnership Scheme

Contact: Andrew Gould
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 30-Sep-2015
Genes that protect African children from developing malaria identified
Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child's chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Clare Ryan
Wellcome Trust

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Deaths from heart disease and stroke could rise unless countries address risk factors
Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025 -- according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart disease from the Global Burden of Disease project.

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 29-Sep-2015
Meningitis model shows infection's sci-fi-worthy creep into the brain
Scientists at Duke Medicine are using transparent fish to watch in real time as Cryptococcal meningitis takes over the brain. The resulting images are worthy of a sci-fi movie teaser, but could be valuable in disrupting the real, crippling brain infection that kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year.
Duke University Center for AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, Mallinckrodt Scholar Award, Searle Scholar Award, Vallee Foundation, Medicine Research Collaboration Award

Contact: Samiha Khanna
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Rather than screen all immigrants for TB, developed countries could be more focused
While Canada screens all immigrants for tuberculosis, the vast majority of active cases of the disease are found in people arriving from a handful of countries where TB is prevalent, new research suggests.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Leslie Shepherd
St. Michael's Hospital

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