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Disease in the Developing World

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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
The 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

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
RIT awarded grant to study a globally coordinated vaccine market
Rochester Institute of Technology received a three-year, $374,949 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for faculty-researcher Rubén Proaño to study and help design a coordinated decision-support system for the global procurement of vaccines.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
Cooking fuels contribute to childhood pneumonia in developing countries
Solid fuels used for cooking are the prevailing source of indoor pollution in developing countries. Now a worldwide ecological assessment has found that rates of pneumonia among young children in different countries are linked with the use of solid fuels.

Contact: Penny Smith

Public Release: 21-Oct-2016
Research highlights problem with cognitive development in sub-Saharan Africa
New research from the University of Liverpool highlights problems impacting on the cognitive development of children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact: Simon Wood
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Journal of Virology
Emory Vaccine Center-India partnership sheds light on Dengue immune response
A recent study published in the Journal of Virology, by joint efforts among scientists from Emory, India and Thailand, sheds novel insights on the properties of a class of immune cells known as CD8 T cells, which are involved in fighting dengue virus infection.
National Institutes of Health, Indian Government Department of Biotechnology

Contact: Holly Korschun
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 20-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
'Gene therapy in a box' effective, reports Nature Communications
A table-top device that enables medical staff to genetically manipulate a patient's blood to deliver potential new therapies for cancer, HIV and other diseases would eliminate the need for multi-million-dollar 'clean rooms,' making gene therapy more possible for even the poorest of countries.
The Heath Foundation, Markey Molecular Medicine Investigator award, Jose Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact: Jonathan Rabinovitz
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology
Journal of American College of Cardiology
The 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology
The 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC), Asia Pacific Heart Congress 2016 & International Congress Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2016 was successfully held from October 13th to 16th at the China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China. Registration for this year's event increased by 10% with over 17,000 people registering for the conference. Attendees from 32 different societies including 24 overseas societies attended 67 academic forums and 22 joint forums with 2107 presentations made by some outstanding speakers.

Contact: Morgan Lyons
Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Wyss Institute's rapid Zika test named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science magazine
A rapid Zika test, developed by an international, multi-institutional team of researchers led by synthetic biologist James Collins, Ph.D., at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has today been named a 2016 "Best of What's New" awards winner by Popular Science magazine in the Health category.

Contact: Kat J. McAlpine
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
Researchers collaborate to develop bird's eye view of rural community health
Scientists from the Wits School of Public Health, the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of Limpopo have established a network of surveillance sites to study health and demographics in rural communities and thereby understand the impact of poverty, inequality and unemployment.

Contact: Lisa Rautenbach
University of the Witwatersrand

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting
Researchers explore how Zika infection causes microcephaly
Infection with Zika virus disrupts fetal brain development by interfering with the proliferation of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs), a type of cell that drives neurodevelopment and proliferates into brain and nervous system cells. Understanding Zika's mechanisms will illuminate how viral infection leads to birth defects such as microcephaly, a condition marked by an abnormally small head and brain size, and could inform the development of therapies and vaccines.

Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
American Society of Human Genetics

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
NIH awards $30M to Emory, Johns Hopkins, Colorado State for household air pollution study
The Rollins School at Public Health at Emory University, in collaboration with the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Colorado State University, has been awarded $30 million over five years for a multi-country randomized controlled field trial to assess the impact of cleaner burning cooking stoves on household air pollution and health in four low- and medium-income countries. 
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Melva Robertson
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Oct-2016
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
WSU portable smartphone laboratory detects cancer
Washington State University researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a smartphone that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results.
National Science Foundation, Washington State University

Contact: Lei Li
Washington State University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
A promising step toward controlling Zika virus and dengue fever
Five UCLA researchers were part of an international team that has used X-rays to reveal the structure of a molecule that is toxic to disease-carrying mosquitoes. The findings move the scientific world one step closer to genetically engineering a toxin that would be lethal to species that carry dengue fever and the Zika virus.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
Science spotlights research involving Brazil's Zika Virus Research Network
Research on the Zika virus Conducted by Brazilian and American scientists are highlighted in the Science, that draws attention to the fact that the results of trials showing that three different candidate vaccines Zika protected rhesus monkeys against the disease.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 17-Oct-2016
8th International conference on Technology for Development
Identifying children and saving lives one thumbprint at a time
Every day 353,000 children are born around the world, a majority of them in developing countries where there is a lack of proper record keeping, resulting in a lack of proper health care. By the age of five, more than 5 million children per year lose their lives to vaccine-preventable diseases. How can these young lives be saved? By their thumbprint, says Michigan State University professor Anil Jain.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Jessi Adler
Michigan State University

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