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Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
New tools developed to help clinicians predict risk of cardiovascular disease
A new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers provides powerful new tools to help clinicians around the globe predict their patients' 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Science of the Total Environment
Cookware made with scrap metal contaminates food
Aluminum cookware made from scrap metal in countries around the world poses a serious and previously unrecognized health risk to millions of people according to a new study. Researchers at Ashland University and Occupational Knowledge International tested 42 samples of aluminum cookware made in 10 developing countries and more than one-third pose a lead exposure hazard. The cookware also released significant levels of aluminum, arsenic and cadmium.

Contact: Perry Gottesfeld
info@okinternational.org
415-221-8900
OK International

Public Release: 20-Jan-2017
EBioMedicine
UTMB researcher is co-inventor of a faster and more accurate test for diagnosing Zika
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center, have developed a new detection test for Zika that is faster and more accurate than currently available tests. The new test can detect Zika in a very small sample of blood in less than four hours. The new test is detailed in EBioMedicine.

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@utmb.edu
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
European Heart Journal
More than half of atrial fibrillation patients become asymptomatic after catheter ablation
More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure published today in European Heart Journal.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Genome Biology
Blood test can predict life or death outcome for patients with Ebola virus disease
Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection. A team at the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with Public Health England, Boston University and other international partners, used blood samples taken from infected and recovering patients during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak to identify gene products that act as strong predictors of patient outcome.
National Institute for Health Research, US Food and Drug Administration

Contact: Nicola Frost
nicola.frost@liverpool.ac.uk
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
PLOS Pathogens
New genital herpes vaccine candidate provides powerful protection in preclinical tests
Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is needed desperately, yet no candidate vaccine has ever performed well in clinical trials. Now scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that a new type of vaccine provides powerful protection in standard guinea pig and monkey models of HSV2 infection.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Johanna Harvey
johanna.harvey@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-8062
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Structure of atypical cancer protein paves way for drug development
A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has helped uncover the elusive structure of a cancer cell receptor protein that can be leveraged to fight disease progression.
National Institutes of Health, Robertson Foundation/Cancer Research Institute Irvington Fellowship

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Marc.Kaplan@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Brian Grimberg receives Fulbright award
Brian T. Grimberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright US Scholar Program Award from the US Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Marc.Kaplan@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Iron-fortified nutrition bars combat anemia in India
An iron supplement bar given to anemic women in and around Mumbai, India, led to increased hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, reducing anemia, with no reported side effects, according to a study by Duke University researchers and collaborators in India. The study appears in the Jan. 18 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world; in India it affects more than 600 million people.
Duke Global Health Institute, DukeMed Engage Award, Mulliben Dulabhai Trust

Contact: Diana Harvey
Diana.Harvey@duke.edu
919-681-7718
Duke University

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
ReSeqTB Data Platform now available to public
The Rapid Drug Susceptibility Testing Consortium, an arm of the Critcal Path to TB Drug Regimens initiative, announces the public launch of the Relational Sequencing TB Data Platform (ReSeqTB): a user-friendly interface to identify and categorize M.tb mutations associated with drug resistance. Current drug susceptibility tests can take several months. ReSeqTB can change this paradigm by enabling clinicians and researchers to simultaneously identify mutations to all drugs.

Contact: Kissy Black
kissyblack@lotosnile.com
615-298-1144
The Critical Path Institute (C-Path)

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
Cell Reports
NIH scientists identify early impact of Ebola virus on immune system
A new mouse model of early Ebola virus (EBOV) infection has shown National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and colleagues how early responses of the immune system can affect development of EBOV disease. The model could help identify protective immune responses as targets for developing human EBOV therapeutics.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Ken Pekoc
kpekoc@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
JAMA Pediatrics
Delayed clamping prevents anemia
When clamping of the umbilical cord is delayed, iron deficiency up to six months of age can be prevented, according to a new study from Uppsala University, published in JAMA Pediatrics. The study was conducted in Nepal.

Contact: Ola Andersson, M. D.
ola.andersson@kbh.uu.se
46-709-664-180
Uppsala University

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Solar power plan set to bring fresh water to out-of-reach villages
A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time.

Contact: Corin Campbell
Corin.Campbell@ed.ac.uk
44-131-650-6382
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E, Princeton-led study finds
The technique that the hepatitis E virus -- an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise in Europe -- uses to spread could present a weak spot scientists can exploit to treat the disease, according to a Princeton University-led study.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research

Contact: John Cramer
johncramer@princeton.edu
609-933-2880
Princeton University

Public Release: 15-Jan-2017
E-waste in East and Southeast Asia jumps 63 percent in 5 years
Volumes of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both volume and per capita measures, new UN research shows. Driven by rising incomes and high demand for new gadgets and appliances, e-waste across all 12 countries and areas analyzed increased 63 percent on average and weighed 12.3 million tons, 2.4 times the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Contact: Ruediger Kuehr
kuehr@unu.edu
49-228-815-0213
United Nations University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
Journal of the American Medical Association
NIAID officials call for continued Zika research
Although cases of Zika virus infection appear to be decreasing, the mosquito-borne virus likely will become endemic in the Americas. Given the serious complications of Zika virus infection, researchers must continue their work to better understand how the virus causes disease and to develop effective vaccines and treatments, according to a new article, by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), and colleague Catharine I. Paules, M.D.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Contact: Elizabeth Deatrick
elizabeth.deatrick@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Nigeria: Clean-burning stoves improve health for new mothers
In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.
United Nations Foundation, Global Alliance for Clean Cook stoves

Contact: John Easton
john.easton@uchospitals.edu
773-795-5225
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Clean-fuel cookstoves may improve cardiovascular health in pregnant women
Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
United Nations Foundation, Richard and Susan Kiphart, Project Gala, Shell Foundation

Contact: Dacia Morris
dmorris@thoracic.org
212-315-8620
American Thoracic Society

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Experimental Eye Research
Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears
Would you rather shed a couple tears or have your blood drawn? Testing for nutritional deficiencies in blood can be invasive and expensive. A team led by Michigan Technological University explored what it takes to switch to tears instead and their study focuses on the nutritional connection between infants and parents.
Gerber Foundation

Contact: Allison Mills
awmills@mtu.edu
906-487-2343
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Malaria Journal
UTA study shows exercise, diet could offset effects of malaria
The right amount of diet and exercise can help lessen damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria, according to a new UTA study.

Contact: Lekan Oguntoyinbo
olalekan.oguntoyinbo@uta.edu
817-272-2292
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
PLOS Pathogens
Malaria infection depends on number of parasites, not number of mosquito bites
For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection.
Medical Research Council

Contact: Hayley Dunning
h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk
020-759-42412
Imperial College London

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health journal volume 4, issue number 4 publishes
The Winter 2016 issue includes three original research articles, two review articles, a commentary article, a narrative analysis article and two China Focus articles addressing various topics in family medicine in both China and internationally.

Contact: Michele Staunton
m.staunton@compuscript.com
353-871-155-519
Family Medicine and Community Health

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Researchers create mosquito resistant to dengue virus
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have genetically modified mosquitoes to resist infection from dengue virus, a virus that sickens an estimated 96 million people globally each year and kills more than 20,000, mostly children.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdesmon1@jhu.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Malaria elimination: Vaccines should be tested on larger groups of volunteers
To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought -- according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers from Erasmus MC Rotterdam and Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen developed a mathematical model to determine the minimum number of people required for a good vaccine trial.

Contact: Luc E. Coffeng
press@erasmusmc.nl
PLOS

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
PLOS Pathogens
Penn vet research identifies new target for taming Ebola
A team of scientists led by Ronald Harty, a professor of pathobiology and microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, has identified a mechanism that appears to represent one way that host cells have evolved to outsmart infection by Ebola and other viruses.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katherine Unger Baillie
kbaillie@upenn.edu
215-898-9194
University of Pennsylvania

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