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Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Rising levels of HIV drug resistance
HIV drug resistance is approaching and exceeding 10 percent in people living with HIV who are about to initiate or reinitiate first-line antiretroviral therapy, according to the largest meta-analysis to date on HIV drug resistance, led by researchers at UCL and the World Health Organization (WHO) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the WHO.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization

Contact: Chris Lane
chris.lane@ucl.ac.uk
44-207-679-9222
University College London

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Global health committee issues report on heart disease burden
The United States must prioritize its health resources toward detecting and treating noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, while maintaining and expanding prevention and eradication of infectious diseases on a global scale, according to a report modified from US global health recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (previously the Institute of Medicine) published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Contact: Nicole Napoli
nnapoli@acc.org
202-375-6523
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
WHO Bulletin
Response to Ebola outbreak leads to improved mental health services in Sierra Leone
A new report highlighting how vital mental health services were developed in Sierra Leone during the 2014 Ebola outbreak is published today in the WHO Bulletin.
US Agency for International Development, John Snow International

Contact: Garfield Myrie
garfield.myrie@kcl.ac.uk
020-784-84334
King's College London

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
PLOS Medicine
Further advances in HIV prevention, treatment and cure from PLOS Medicine's special issue
This week, guest editors sum up PLOS Medicine's special issue on Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure in an Editorial published to coincide with World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. While it may appear that 'the goal of ending the epidemic is in our grasp', they caution that 'the remarkable progress, activism, resources, ingenuity and sheer fortitude that have brought us this far will be needed in at least equal measure to take us to the end.'

Contact: Steven Deeks
Steven.Deeks@ucsf.edu
PLOS

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
PLOS Medicine
New research agenda announced for malaria elimination and eradication
A new research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication is laid out in a collection of review articles, led by Regina Rabinovich and colleagues of the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance, in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Adelaida Sarukhan
adelaida.sarukhan@isglobal.org
PLOS

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Judging a 'clean face' for trachoma
Part of the control strategy for trachoma -- repeated eye infections caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis -- is facial cleanliness. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that properly trained graders can reliably reproduce assessments of facial cleanliness. The findings suggest that measures of facial cleanliness can be added to trachoma surveys in the developing countries where the infection is a public health problem.

Contact: PLOS NTDs
pressntds@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 30-Nov-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
New treatment investigated for brain tapeworm infection
Treating neurocysticercosis (NCC), an infection of the brain with tapeworm larvae, often leads to inflammation and seizures when the parasites in the brain die. Now, researchers have reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, using an animal model, that pretreatment with the anti-tumor necrosis factor drug etanercept (ETN) is a viable strategy to manage this post-treatment inflammation.

Contact: PLOS NTDs
ntdspress@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 29-Nov-2017
Current Psychiatry Reviews
Relation of key determinants affecting mental health disorders in greater mekong subregion
This article is a literature review of the relationship of the determinants affecting GMS mental disorders conducted using the defined strategies

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.net
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 29-Nov-2017
Nature
Largest genetic study of mosquitoes reveals spread of insecticide resistance across Africa
The largest ever genetic study of mosquitoes reveals the movement of insecticide resistance between different regions of Africa and finds several rapidly evolving insecticide resistance genes. Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes and rising resistance to insecticides is hampering efforts to control the disease. Reported today in Nature, this genetic resource will be used to develop new tools for monitoring resistance and managing insecticide use, and for designing novel control methods.
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council UK, Department for International Development

Contact: Samantha Wynne
press.office@sanger.ac.uk
44-122-349-2368
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 29-Nov-2017
69th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India
Male-pattern baldness and premature graying associated with risk of early heart disease
Male-pattern baldness and premature greying are associated with a more than fivefold risk of heart disease before the age of 40 years, according to research presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India. Obesity was associated with a fourfold risk of early heart disease.

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

Public Release: 28-Nov-2017
Current Psychiatry Reviews
Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the greater mekong subregion (GMS)
This article aims to compare the determinants of the health service system and the health status of the people in Thailand, the Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Cambodia; and to recommend policies that impact the population's health and the country's development.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.net
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 22-Nov-2017
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Any physical activity in elderly better than none at all for reducing cardiovascular risk
Any physical activity in the elderly is better than none at all for reducing cardiovascular risk, according to an 18-year study in more than 24,000 adults published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
PLOS ONE
Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later
A new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall. Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time.
European Union, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil, Research Support Foundation of Rio de Janeiro, National Science Foundation, and others

Contact: Enrique Rivero
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-267-7120
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
Light: Science and Applications
UCLA engineers use deep learning to reconstruct holograms and improve optical microscopy
UCLA researchers report that they have developed new uses for deep learning: reconstructing a hologram to form a microscopic image of an object and improving optical microscopy. Their new holographic imaging technique produces better images than current methods that use multiple holograms, and it's easier to implement because it requires fewer measurements and performs computations faster.
National Science Foundation, Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations, Army Research Office, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Vodafone Americas Foundation, Mary Kay Foundation

Contact: Nikki Lin
Nlin@cnsi.ucla.edu
310-206-8278
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
PLOS Medicine
Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis
A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research published in PLOS Medicine, from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Medical Research Council, Wellcome, GlaxoSmithKline

Contact: Chris Lane
chris.lane@ucl.ac.uk
44-207-679-9222
University College London

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
Nature Communications
Penn study identifies new malaria parasites in wild bonobos
Malaria parasites, although widespread among wild chimpanzees and gorillas, have not been detected in bonobos, a chimp cousin. Although the researchers saw evidence of a new malaria species in bonobos, it was limited to one small area of their range. This work helps the hunt for biological loopholes to potentially exploit the life history of ape pathogens to better understand how they cross over to humans.
National Institutes of Health, Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida Agence Nationale de Recherch

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-459-0544
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
PLOS Medicine
Proposed cuts to US Malaria Initiative could mean millions more malaria cases
Cutting the budget of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) by 44 percent, as the US Congress has proposed, would lead to an estimated 67 million additional cases of malaria over the next four years, according to a mathematical model published this week in PLOS Medicine by Peter Winskill of Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues.

Contact: Peter Winskill
p.winskill@imperial.ac.uk
PLOS

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
PLOS Medicine
Second HIV test helps prevent incorrect HIV diagnosis in infants
Confirmatory HIV testing can substantially reduce the number of infants in South Africa who may be falsely diagnosed as HIV-infected and started on unneeded treatment, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Lorna Dunning of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues. Confirmatory testing is recommended by the World Health Organization and South African guidelines, but in many settings, uptake is low.

Contact: Lorna Dunning
lorna_dunning@hotmail.com
PLOS

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
Immunity
New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies
New data published today in Immunity further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. Led by scientists at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design.
NIH/National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery, Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery

Contact: Rose Catlos
rcatlos@iavi.org
212-847-1049
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Public Release: 17-Nov-2017
Ending TB means investing in R&D
This week, as health ministers, diplomats and other representatives meet to discuss tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference in Moscow, millions of people are suffering from the disease. The governments around the world can and must end this suffering through a major and sustained investment in TB research and development (R&D).  

Contact: CJ Volpe
CJ.Volpe@tballiance.org
973-303-2522
Burness

Public Release: 17-Nov-2017
Scientific Reports
Anti-malaria drug shows promise as Zika virus treatment
California researchers have discovered that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus. The drug, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive. The research was published today in Scientific Reports.
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant, International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Contact: Susan Gammon
sgammon@sbpdiscovery.org
858-795-5012
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Bristol wins grant to tackle antibacterial drug resistance in Thailand
The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant by the UK Research Councils and the Department of Health to lead an inter-disciplinary research project to tackle the growing threat of antibacterial drug resistance (ABR) in Thailand.

Contact: Shona East
shona.east@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-394-0160
University of Bristol

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Open Dentistry Journal
Methodologies in orthodontic pain management: A review
Patients experience pain and discomfort during active orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. It can vary from person to person and is influenced by certain factors such as age, gender, previous pain experiences, stress or anxiety, and type of appliance.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
PLOS Pathogens
Study raises possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika virus
Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already be protected and not know it. New research in PLOS Pathogens on Nov. 16, performed in mice, shows women who develop symptom-free Zika infections may be able to acquire immunity that would protect them from future infections and their offspring in a future pregnancy.

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Cell Host & Microbe
In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola
In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host and Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

Contact: Yoshihiro Kawaoka
yoshihiro.kawaoka@wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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