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Scientists wield plant viruses against deadly human disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Case Western Reserve University researchers have won grants to customize a plant virus into a vaccine for an aggressive form of breast cancer, and to turn another plant virus into a transporter that delivers clot-busting drugs to a blood clot before it causes a heart attack or stroke.

Results of large-scale roll out of combination treatment for kala-azar in Eastern Africa
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) Results of a pharmacovigilance -- or large-scale treatment safety and efficacy monitoring -- plan, carried out by Doctors Without Borders, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, and national partners in Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, and Ethiopia, were presented today to key decision makers in order to boost patient access to treatment of kala-azar with the combination of sodium stibogluconate and paromomycin in the region.

Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people
(Duke University Medical Center) A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.

Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes
(St. Michael's Hospital) Long-acting insulin is safer and more effective than intermediate-acting insulin for patients with Type 1 diabetes, according to new research published in the BMJ.

Is Australia prepared for Ebola?
(Wiley) Australia needs to be proactive about potential disease outbreaks like Ebola and establish a national center for disease control.In an Editorial in the October issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Allen Cheng from Monash University and Heath Kelly from the Australian National University question Australia's preparation for public health crises.

Immunotherapy could stop resistance to radiotherapy
(Cancer Research UK) Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them from becoming resistant to treatment.

Researchers show EEG's potential to reveal depolarizations following TBI
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) The potential for doctors to measure damaging 'brain tsunamis' in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute.

Power plant standards could save thousands of US lives every year
(Harvard School of Public Health) Power plant standards to cut climate-changing carbon emissions will reduce other harmful air pollution and provide substantial human health benefits, according to a new study.

'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection
(Michigan Technological University) Scientists have developed a 'virtual breast' to help train clinicians in the use of ultrasound elastography. The advanced imaging technique holds promise for improving cancer detection, but only if the results are interpreted properly.

Keystone Symposia launches 2014-2015 meeting series with Global Health Vaccines Conference
(Keystone Symposia on Molecular & Cellular Biology) Keystone Symposia will convene the first conference of its 2014-2015 season and the first in its 2014-15 Global Health Series at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel -- immediately following the conclusion of the Grand Challenges Meeting for that program's grantees. The four-day conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has also funded travel awards for 36 investigators from developing countries to attend.

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