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Air Pollution Linked to Increased Rates of Kidney Disease

• The likelihood of developing membranous nephropathy, an immune disorder of the kidneys that can lead to kidney failure, increased 13% annually over 11 years in China. • Regions with high levels of fine particulate air pollution had the highest rates of membranous nephropathy.

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U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds

An Independent Panel formed to review the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies and strengthened coordination and collaboration with state and local governments and their private-sector partners.

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UGA Expert: Don’t Let Ticks Scare You

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Saint Louis University to Conduct Zika Research

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With mosquito season underway, SLU vaccine researchers have received NIH funding to study the body’s immune response to Zika.

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Scientists Develop Computer Models to Unravel the Complexities of TB Infection

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NIBIB-funded scientists used computers to model the formation of tuberculosis granulomas in the lung -- the non-active (latent) form of infection found in 2 billion individuals worldwide (11 million in the U.S.) that can activate to become a life-threatening infection. Employing a computer model aims to speed analysis of TB’s complex life-cycle and to identify potential new antibiotics, antibiotic targets, and biomarkers that can predict transition to active infection.

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Likelihood of Widespread Zika Outbreak in United States Low

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High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.

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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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To Improve the World’s Health, Experts Call for a Standard List of Essential Diagnostic Tests

A team of experts has put together a list of the key diagnostic tests that every country should have available, with high quality standards, in order to make the best use of the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines. Many developing countries will need help with establishing high-quality labs to use them, but in the end it may be cost effective.

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NIH Awards $11 Million to UTHealth Researchers to Study Deadly Prion Diseases

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Led by Claudio Soto, Ph.D., researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been awarded $11 million from the NIAID to study the pathogenesis, transmission and detection of prion diseases – such as chronic wasting disease in deer – that can potentially spread to humans.

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Rice University Lab Runs Crowd-Sourced Competition to Create 'Big Data' Diagnostic Tools

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Big data has a bright future in personalized medicine, as demonstrated by an international competition centered at Rice University that suggested ways forward for treatment of patients with leukemia.

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Testing for Malaria—or Cancer—at Home, via Cheap Paper Strips

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Chemists at The Ohio State University are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria—for a cost of 50 cents per strip.

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People in Hotter, Poorer Neighborhoods at Higher Risk of Death During Extreme Heat

New research from the University of British Columbia shows a higher risk of mortality during extreme heat events in neighbourhoods that tend to get hotter and where people tend to be poorer.

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Car Ownership Has the Biggest Influence Over How Much Londoners Exercise While Traveling

Oxford, June 28, 2016 - Owning a car or bicycle has the strongest influence on how much active travel a Londoner engages in. Car ownership leaves them two to three times less likely to travel actively. And in Outer London, simply owning a bicycle makes you more likely to get 30 minutes of active travel in, even if you have not used it recently. These findings, published in a study in the Journal of Transport & Health, will help policymakers better target interventions to promote active travel.

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Latest Research on Physical Therapy in ICU Setting a "Surprising Reversal"

In a surprising about-face, researchers have determined that a protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients did not shorten hospital length of stay. The study, which is the largest to-date, reversed the findings from earlier pilot studies.

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Monkey Study Shows Zika Infection Prolonged in Pregnancy

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University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers studying monkeys have shown that one infection with Zika virus protects against future infection, though pregnancy may drastically prolong the time the virus stays in the body.

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New Research Shows Vaccine Protection Against Zika Virus

The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been shown to lead to fetal microcephaly and other major birth defects. The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus epidemic a global public health emergency on February 1, 2016.

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Novel Lipid Lowering Medication Improves Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Volanesorsen, an experimental lipid-lowering medication, improved insulin sensitivity and glucose control by significantly decreasing patients’ overall hemoglobin A1c – the standard clinical measurement of blood glucose levels for diabetics – in a new study reported by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The results are published online this month in Diabetes Care.

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Next Flu Pandemic Could Double Past Cost Estimates

Policy makers’ and public health officials’ proper reactions could hold down the total costs to U.S. GDP of an influenza outbreak. Otherwise, costs could be nearly double previous estimates.