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Public Release: 9-Apr-2016
The Lancet
Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year for less than $5 a person
By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Brandon Howard
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Current Computer-Aided Drug Design
Application of novel alignment-free sequence descriptors in Zika virus characterization
Dr. Basak and his colleagues explained about their research on computer-assisted approaches towards surveillance and consequent design of drugs and vaccines to combat the growth and spread of the Zika virus.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 8-Apr-2016
Noviplex device will diagnose and track Zika in the Amazon
Brazilian officials are partnering with University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers to distribute a device that could speed testing for the Zika virus in remote areas of Brazil. Biochemist Jiri Adamec says the effort will improve Zika screening and provide better maps of where Zika is prevalent.

Contact: Jiri Adamec
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
BMJ Global Health
Ditch 'colonial' thinking to boost access to surgery for world's poor, rich nations told
Rich nations 'must abandon colonial narratives' and work alongside low and middle income countries to boost access to safe and affordable surgery for the world's poor, concludes an international blueprint for action, published in the newly launched journal BMJ Global Health.

Contact: Caroline White

Public Release: 7-Apr-2016
Canadian innovation for killing mosquito eggs could help Zika fight
With Canadian Government funding, innovators from Canada and Mexico have successfully tested a low cost, environmentally-friendly way of destroying the eggs of the mosquito genus that spreads dengue, and likely spreading the Zika virus. The 10-month study, conducted in Guatemala, shows the successful development and implementation of a cheap, easy system to reduce virus-carrying Aedes genus mosquitoes by capturing and destroying its eggs.
Grand Challenges Canada

Contact: Terry Collins
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Crab shell signaling helps control the many faces of cholera, study shows
A new study of more than 50 samples of Vibrio cholerae isolated from both patients and the environment demonstrates the diversity and resourcefulness of the organism.
National Science Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Women with unhealthy BMIs who smoke and drink at two-fold higher risk of asthma
Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a St. Michael's Hospital study found.
National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Kendra Stephenson
St. Michael's Hospital

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
Journal of Medical Entomology
Argentinian researchers develop trap for mosquito that transmits Zika
Argentinian researchers have developed a new trap that can be used to effectively monitor and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary transmitter of Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Técnica

Contact: Richard Levine
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
A warming climate puts Europe at risk for seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever
Increasing temperatures will enlarge Europe's seasonal window for the potential spread of mosquito-borne viral disease, expanding the geographic areas at risk for a dengue epidemic to include much of Europe. The findings by researchers at Umeå University in Sweden are published in the journal EBioMedicine.

Contact: Daniel Harju
Umea University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2016
The Lancet
Globe's rising obesity, diabetes rates no surprise to Samoa researcher
As someone who has studied nutrition and health in Samoans over the last 40 years, Brown University public health researcher Stephen McGarvey provided data for new publications on the global trends in obesity and type 2 diabetes reported in The Lancet.

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Study examines impact of 2 new antibodies in causing, treating myasthenia gravis
A study of patients from across the nation with myasthenia gravis is helping determine the incidence of two new antibodies believed to cause the disease, and whether these patients need different treatment strategies.
National Instiutes of Health

Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
Molecular Systems Biology
Maternal smoking during pregnancy leaves its lasting mark on the child's genetic make-up
If mothers smoke during pregnancy, they influence the epigenetic programming of their unborn child's genetic make-up in the long term. This may give rise to an increased risk of the development of disease risks later in the child's life. Researchers at the UFZ, the German Cancer Research Center and the Heidelberg University discovered that these changes are not limited to individual regions of DNA.
Heidelberg Center for Personalized Oncology

Contact: Dr. Irina Lehmann
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 5-Apr-2016
PLOS Computational Biology
Uninfected or asymptomatic? Diagnostic tests key to forecasting major epidemics
Major epidemics such as the recent Ebola outbreak or the emerging Zika epidemic may be difficult to forecast because of our inability to determine whether individuals are uninfected or infected but not showing symptoms, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. The finding emphasizes the need to develop and deploy reliable diagnostic tests to detect infected individuals whether or not they are showing symptoms, say the researchers.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Craig Brierley
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Annals of Internal Medicine
NIH doctors describe severe case of Ebola virus disease
For more than a month in 2015, a multidisciplinary team at NIH treated a critically ill patient who had contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. A new report by the medical caregivers details the clinical course of the 34-year-old American healthcare worker who was admitted to the NIH Special Clinical Studies Unit on day seven of his illness. The patient survived his illness with intensive supportive care, despite multi-organ failure.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Anne A. Oplinger
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Nature Communications
Potential pathway for emergence of zoonotic malaria identified
The parasite responsible for a form of malaria now spreading from macaques to humans in South Asia could evolve to infect humans more efficiently, a step towards enhanced transmission between humans, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
National Institutes of Health, US Centers for Disease Control, Epidemiology of Infectious Disease and Biodefense Training Grant

Contact: Todd Datz
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Public Release: 4-Apr-2016
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Family plays important role in heart health throughout life
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and the burden is increasing -- much of which could be reduced through modifiable risk factors. A new review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology examines the role of the family for heart health by focusing on interdependence of the family, shared environment, parenting style, caregiver perceptions and genomics.

Contact: Katie Glenn
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 3-Apr-2016
American College of Cardiology 2016 Scientific Session
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
International technology-based competition associated with more exercise
A competition that used technology to encourage and track physical activity was effective at helping participants lose weight and exercise more in both developed and developing countries, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session.

Contact: Beth Casteel
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Health Education & Behavior
Confronting diseases in Africa
The Society for Public Health Education proudly announces the publication of Health Education & Behavior's supplement, 'Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa and the Global South.' Co-edited by Collins Airhihenbuwa, PhD, and Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, the supplement includes 13 peer-reviewed articles devoted to the rise of noncommunicable diseases in Africa and other regions in the Global South and promising solutions to prevent and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases.

Contact: Nakita Kanu

Public Release: 1-Apr-2016
Springer opens research articles that can make a difference
Springer is launching a new online initiative called Change the World, One Article at a Time: Must-Read Articles from 2015. The initiative focuses on articles published in 2015 in Springer journals which deal with some of the world's most urgent challenges. Those articles which are already open access are freely available online on a permanent basis and all other articles have been made freely available until July 15, 2016.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Novel vaccine strategy produces rapid and long-term protection against Chikungunya virus
New research from The Wistar Institute has demonstrated how a novel vaccine strategy that boosts the immune system by rapidly producing antibodies against CHIKV, combined with a traditional DNA-based vaccine approach, can provide both short term and long term protection against the virus. Study results are published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Contact: Ben Leach
The Wistar Institute

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
PLOS Pathogens
Cold-adapted attenuated polio virus -- towards a post-eradication vaccine
With only 74 cases reported worldwide in 2015, poliomyelitis eradication is in sight. However, polio vaccines will be required for the foreseeable future to prevent re-emergence of the disease. A study published on March 31 in PLOS Pathogens reports the generation of promising new cold-adapted vaccine strains that are unable to multiply at the temperature of the human body and therefore highly unlikely to cause poliomyelitis in humans.

Contact: Barbara P. Sanders

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
GHIT announces investments, including malaria vaccine targeting 2 deadliest strains
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) announced today that it's investing US$1,383,785 in a pair of innovative malaria eradication tools -- a vaccine that could block transmission of two species of the deadly disease and a rapid field test that can reveal a malaria infection in minutes.

Contact: Katy Lenard

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Diagnosing ear infection using smartphone
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have developed a method that simplifies the diagnosis of ear infections (otitis media), something which annually affects half a billion children worldwide. The software-based method automatically analyses images from a digital otoscope and enables highly accurate diagnoses. The method is described in the journal EBioMedicine.

Contact: Daniel Harju
Umea University

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Infection and Immunity
To keep or not to keep a hookworm
Researchers in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside have identified an immune protein in mice that is quickly triggered in the body following infection and serves to protect the body's tissues. Called 'RELMalpha,' this protein (homologue in humans is 'resistin') is responsible more for protecting the body than attacking the parasite -- important evidence that mammals have regulatory systems in place not to kill pathogens, but instead to dampen the immune response.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists unlock genetic secret that could help fight malaria
A group of scientists, including one from the University of California, Riverside, have discovered a long-hypothesized male determining gene in the mosquito species that carries malaria, laying the groundwork for the development of strategies that could help control the disease.

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

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