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Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Annals of Internal Medicine
Low Zika risk for travelers to Olympics in Brazil, study finds
The Zika virus poses a negligible health threat to the international community during the summer Olympic Games that begin next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to researchers at Yale School of Public Health.

Contact: Michael Greenwood
Yale University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Nature Genetics
Newly found, 'thrifty' genetic variant influences Samoan obesity
A new study reports that a genetic variant that affects energy metabolism and fat storage partly explains why Samoans have among the world's highest levels of obesity.
National Institutes of Health, Brown University

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2016
PLOS Pathogens
ANU scientists exploit malaria's Achilles' heel
Malaria researchers at the Australian National University have found one of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly disease.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Contact: Dr. Rowena Martin
Australian National University

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Royal Society Interface
Three-drug combinations could help counter antibiotic resistance, UCLA biologists report
Bacteria resistance to antibiotics can be offset by combining three antibiotics that interact well together, even when none of the individual three, nor pairs among them, might be very effective in fighting harmful bacteria, UCLA life scientists report in the journal Royal Society Interface -- an important advance because approximately 700,000 people each year die from drug-resistant infections.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
For whom the births (and worms) toll
Studies of Bolivian forager-farmers by UCSB researchers shed light on costs of high birthrates, effects of pathogens on metabolism

Contact: Jim Logan
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
Journal of Infectious Diseases
UTMB researchers find first direct evidence that A. aegypti mosquito transmits Zika virus
In collaboration with colleagues from Mexico, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers were the first to directly connect the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Zika transmission in the Americas, during an outbreak in southern Mexico. The findings are available in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings will help scientists to better target efforts for controlling the population of mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Donna Ramirez
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Stop the snails
A study published in PLOS NTDs reports that successful Schistosomiasis control programs over the past century relied, at least in part, on reducing the freshwater snails that are an essential host in the parasite life cycle.
Woods Institute's Environmental Ventures Projects at Stanford University, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies

Contact: Susanne Sokolow

Public Release: 21-Jul-2016
PLOS Pathogens
Fluorescent trypanosomes reveal invasion of skin and beyond following tsetse fly bites
Trypanosome parasites cause sleeping sickness in Africa. If left untreated, the infection causes coma and eventually death. A study published on July 21 in PLOS Pathogens takes a close look at what happens after an infected tsetse fly transmits parasites into the skin of a mouse host and shows that very few parasites are needed to successfully colonize the host. In addition, multiplication of parasites at the bite site creates a reservoir from which parasites can be picked up by subsequent tsetse fly bites.

Contact: Jan Van Den Abbeele

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
BMC Medicine
Improving health facility efficiency could markedly expand HIV treatment
Health facilities in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia could extend life-sustaining antiretroviral therapy to hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV if facilities improved the efficiency of service delivery. This is one of the main findings from a paper published today in BMC Medicine, co-authored by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and collaborators from Action Africa Help-International in Kenya, the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration in Uganda, and the University of Zambia in Zambia.
Disease Control Priorities Network

Contact: Kayla Albrecht
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Preventing HIV in transgender people -- JAIDS assembles critical evidence
Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed--but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and specific risk factors facing this key population. A special supplement to JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes presents essential information to meet the challenges of HIV prevention in the transgender population. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 20-Jul-2016
Malaria Journal
To protect yourself from malaria sleep with a chicken next to your bed
For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. Odors emitted by species such as chickens could provide protection for humans at risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, according to a study in the open-access Malaria Journal.

Contact: Anne Korn
BioMed Central

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Chasing fire: Fever and human mobility in an epidemic
Disease ecologists working in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, have quantified for the first time how a fever affects human mobility during the outbreak of a mosquito-borne pathogen.
National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security

Contact: Carol Clark
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Analytical Chemistry
New technique uses electrical conductivity to measure blood in dry blood spot analysis
Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington have demonstrated that electrical conductivity can be an effective means to precisely measure the amount of blood present in dry blood spot analysis, providing a new alternative to the current preferred approach of measuring sodium levels.
National Science Foundation, ThermoFisher/Dionex, CDC Foundation, The Hamish Small Chair Endowment

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Canada home to the first clinical study for a Zika vaccine
Université Laval's Infectious Disease Research Centre (IDRC) and Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CHU) are proud to announce that the first clinical study for a Zika vaccine in Canada is set to begin in Quebec City.

Contact: Andrée-Anne Stewart
Université Laval

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
Current Vascular Pharmacology
Virgin olive oil and hypertension
Oleic acid plus a constellation of minor constituents as a natural antihypertensive.

Contact: Madiha Hussain
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Higher education associated with reduced heart failure risk after myocardial infarction
Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen

Contact: ESC Press Office
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
21st International AIDS Conference
New evidence on why young women in South Africa are at high risk of HIV infection
Evidence by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa consortium of South African and North American researchers will be presented on July 18 at the International AIDS 2016 Conference in Durban, shedding new light on why young women in South Africa have high rates of HIV infection. Dr. Salim Abdool Karim, professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and director of CAPRISA, led the research team.
PEPFAR, US Agency for International Development, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
UNU / UNDP Forum on Advancing Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Heatwaves, typhoons, floods, landslides: Researchers detail rising health risks of disasters
The rising price -- in both money and health -- of extreme weather events amid rapid urbanization, and the corresponding value of applying science and technology to reduce the risks, is underscored in six research papers formally launched at a UN event today. The papers include a warning about productivity loss due to heat stress: in South-East Asia alone as much as 15 to 20 percent of annual work hours may already be lost in heat-exposed jobs, a figure that may double by 2030.

Contact: Terry Collins
United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
International team describes step-by-step progress in battling toxoplasmosis
In the July 14 edition of Scientific Reports (Nature), 39 researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from toxoplasmosis.
NIH, Mann Cornwell Familiy, Engel family, Taking out Toxo, Rooney family, Morel family, Wellcome Trust

Contact: Media access line
University of Chicago Medical Center

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
The Lancet
Global study shows stroke largely preventable
Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide led by McMaster University researchers and published in The Lancet. This should influence the development of strategies for stroke reduction, the researchers say.
Canadian Institutes ofHealth Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, CanadianStroke Network, Swedish Research Council, Swedish Heart and LungFoundation

Contact: Susan Emigh
905-525-9140 x22555
McMaster University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
The Lancet
Global experts call on UN to mobilize a global action plan to widen access to antibiotics
Today some of the world's experts on antibiotic resistance called on the UN to act to reduce the growing number of deaths due to limited access to effective antibiotics. Writing in the Lancet, they call on those attending the upcoming High-Level Meeting of Heads of State in September in NYC to use the opportunity to create and implement a four-part global action plan.

Contact: Ellyse Stauffer

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Over 20 countries environmentally suitable for Ebola transmission by bats
Though the West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2013 is now under control, 23 countries remain environmentally suitable for animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus. Only seven of these countries have experienced cases of Ebola, leaving the remaining 16 countries potentially unaware of regions of suitability, and therefore underprepared for future outbreaks. A new study reports these findings and more in the journal eLife.

Contact: Kayla Albrecht
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Lipidomics research on course for transformation with new funding
Our understanding of the role of lipids in the development of diseases such as heart disease and dementia is about to get a boost as a UK-led consortium receives a £1.3 million grant to host the world's largest curated lipid database and associated resources.
Wellcome Trust

Contact: Julia Short
Cardiff University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Journal of Pediatrics
Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on
For the first time, researchers have found that preschoolers who go to bed later -- even if just by an hour -- have a higher chance of becoming obese teens.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Drew Schaar
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Artificial intelligence reveals undiscovered bat carriers of Ebola and other filoviruses
Barbara Han, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and the paper's lead author, comments, 'Using machine learning methods developed for artificial intelligence, we were able to bring together data from ecology, biogeography, and public health to identify bat species with a high probability of harboring Ebola and other filoviruses. Understanding which species carry these viruses, and where they are located, is essential to preventing future spillovers.'

Contact: Lori M. Quillen
845-677-7600 x121
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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