IUPUI chemists develop Distributed Drug Discovery: Finding drugs for neglected diseases
INDIANAPOLIS Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have developed Distributed Drug Discovery (D3), a new low-cost strategy to accelerate the discovery of drugs to treat neglected
diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, leshmaniasis, dengue fever, and Chagas dis...
International Trachoma Initiative and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development Announce New Merger to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma and Fight Against Other Neglected Tropical Diseases
NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development announced today that they will join forces to leverage resources and scale up efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma. Trachoma, a Neglected
How much is the world spending on neglected disease research and development?
The first comprehensive survey of global spending on neglected
disease R&D, published in this week's PLoS Medicine , finds that just over $US 2.5 billion was invested into R&D of new products in 2007, with three diseasesHIV/AIDS, TB, and malariareceiving nearly 80% of the total.
However, the s...
Depression after stroke: A neglected problem
This release is available in German .
People who have had a stroke and the people who are close to them need more support in order to manage the consequences of stroke. As well as the physical disabilities, the psychological burden is difficult to cope with. It is not only stroke patients...
Global Health Progress Joins WHO and DNDi to Call For Increased Commitments to Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases
One billion people suffer from preventable, treatable diseases around
Statement by Dr. Paul Antony, medical director Global Health Progress
TOYAKO, Japan, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The worldwide
pharmaceutical industry is joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and
National Press Club to Host 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing on Global Health and the 'Infections of Poverty' - Neglected Tropical Diseases
WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event
release was issued by the National Press Club:
July 16, 2008
National Press Club
Former Secretary, US Department Health and Human Services
Tommy G. Thompson, former S...
PAHEF Discusses Neglected Diseases and Disaster Preparedness with Innovative Leaders
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PAHEF is
pleased to join Harvard University's Ash Institute for Democratic
Governance and Innovation as a partner in the bi-annual conference
Frontiers of Innovation: 20 Years of Innovation in Government held in
Cambridge March 31st th...
Prostate size and other neglected factors influence prostate cancer treatment satisfaction
BOSTON Men with prostate cancer and their partners face difficult decisions regarding treatment, and accurate information regarding expected outcomes can be hard to find, according to results of a multi-center study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Outcomes after pr...
USAID Fights Neglected Tropical Diseases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 20, 2008,
President Bush challenged the world to reduce and eventually control and
eliminate the burden of neglected
tropical diseases (NTDs) as a major
threat to health and economic growth in the developing world. The new
A higher risk of obesity for children neglected by parents
Strategies for decreasing a childs risk for obesity often focus on improving eating habits and maintaining a high level of physical activity. While this is one way to address the issue, another way to reduce the risk of childhood obesity could simply come down to positive parenting, according to a...
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President Clinton Highlights MWW Group at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative for its 'Stop Neglected Tropical Disease' Campaign
Agency's Pro Bono Initiative Aims to Mobilize $25 Million to Eliminate Diseases of Poverty Afflicting the Poorest of the Poor
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MWW Group
(http://www.mww.com ), one of the nation's top ten public relations firms, was
Research on New Treatment for Neglected Disease Published in The
New England Journal of Medicine
SAN FRANCISCO & NEW DELHI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2007
- The Institute for OneWorld Health, a US-based non-profit
pharmaceutical company, today announced that Phase 3 research
related to its first approved drug product, Paromomycin IM
Injection (Paromomycin), was published in the curre...
Lupus Foundation of America Fosters the Next Generation of Lupus Researchers by Awarding Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships to Five Students
The Foundation's national research program, Bringing Down the Barriers , also supports important studies in areas of research that have been neglected
or underfunded in the past, including pediatric/adolescent lupus, lupus in males, and mid-to-late stage translational research. The program also prov...
Young Women Diagnosed with Early-Stage Breast Cancer More Likely to Die than Older Women
...ts, so the oncology
community can begin to focus on factors that can increase their survival.
She pointed out that these individuals have been largely neglected
past because they represent a minority in the overall scheme of things.
"If you look at the entire United States, only 6 to 10 percent of all...
Photos: SOS Children's Villages Observes World Orphan Week, October 5-11, 2008
...lpless child who came to live in the SOS Children's
Village in Entebbe, Uganda illustrates the impact of SOS and its
supporters. When John, a severely neglected
and malnourished four year old,
was introduced to the Entebbe Village, his body was over-run with parasites
called jiggers and he was suffering from m...
Alba Therapeutics Announces Phase IIb Clinical Trial for Oral AT-1001 for the Treatment of Celiac Disease
...ba's fifth human trial with AT-1001 and highlights
our efforts to develop paradigms for the treatment of CD and for the
assessment of activity in this neglected
disease" stated Dr. Blake
Paterson, CEO of Alba. "Since there is no effective treatment for CD and no
validated means of measuring disease progression...
US FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Immtech's Pafuramidine for Treatment of African Sleeping Sickness
...on, MD, PhD, Immtech's Sr.
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "Pafuramidine has the potential
to be the first oral treatment for this fatal and neglected
Patients often put off screening and treatment because current drugs must
be given by injection. A safe and effective pill that is readily av...
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NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases
The National Institutes of Health is launching the first integrated, drug development pipeline to produce new treatments for rare and neglected
diseases. The $24 million program jumpstarts a trans-NIH initiative called the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected
Diseases Program, or TRND.
Poor Americans in the United States suffer hidden burden of parasitic and other neglected diseases
Large numbers of the poorest Americans living in the United States are suffering from some of the same parasitic infections that affect the poor in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, says the Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Neglected
In an article entitled Poverty and Neglected
Genetic surprise confirms neglected 70-year-old evolutionary hypothesis
Biologists at the University of Rochester have discovered that an old and relatively unpopular theory about how a single species can split in two turns out to be accurate after all, and acting in nature.
The finding, reported in today's issue of Science, reveals that scientists must reassess the ...
Public Library of Science to launch new, open access journal on neglected tropical diseases
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) announced today the creation of PLoS Neglected
Tropical Diseases, the first open access journal devoted to the world's most neglected
Tropical Diseases ( www.plosntds.org ) will focus on the overlooked diseases that strike millions of...
A New Era of Hope for the World's Most Neglected Diseases
International health agencies have designated a group of 13 tropical infections as neglected
diseases (Kala-azar (leishmaniasis), African Sleeping Sickness (African trypanosomiasis), Chagas Disease (American trypanosomiasis), Schistosomiasis, Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis), Onchocerciasis (ri...
A New Era Of Hope For Neglected Diseases
After a barren period when very few therapies were introduced for neglected
diseases, which kill around 3m people a year and cause the loss of the equivalent of 92m years' of healthy life, there are now over 60 drug research projects underway.
In the PLoS Medicine analysis, which is based upon a ...
Discovery to aid in future treatments of third-world parasites
... Saranac Lake, NY - Schistosomiasis, one of the most important of the neglected
tropical diseases, is caused by infection with parasitic helminths of the genus Schistosoma . These parasites are long lived (>10 years) and dwell wi...
U of M study finds new insight on therapy for a devastating parasitic disease
...bizarre, but the knowledge we gained illustrates the importance of basic scientific research."
The study is published in the June 23 issue of PLoS neglected
Tropical Diseases .
"Discoveries by researchers working in diverse animal models not linked with disease frequently provide insight into long-stand...
American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009
...TERN TIME, April 20, 2009
"Neglected" diseases neglected
Chemical & Engineering News
A non-...nt agencies and private donors in a new assault on neglected
diseases. Those hard-to-treat diseases include lei...ed, with a nonprofit organization called Drugs for neglected
Diseases Initiative (DNDi) leading the way. DNDi h...
Italy's geologic history becomes a personal tale in Walter Alvarez's new book
...ritage and influence of St. Francis," he said.
Alvarez also takes the opportunity to highlight the groundbreaking work of Italian geologists, often neglected
in America in favor of English-speaking geologists. During his early career, Alvarez was one of the few Italian-speaking Americans working on the geol...
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BIO Ventures for Global Health Receives $7 Million Grant from Gates Foundation to Engage Biotechnology in the Fight Against Neglected Diseases of the Developing World
-Funds to support creation of market incentives and facilitate new R&D
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BIO Ventures for Global
Health (BVGH) today announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has
expanded its support of the organization, so it can further...
UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads
...published in the July 16, 2009 issue of " Nature " and can be found online at www.nature.com .
The second paper, published July 14, 2009 in " PLoS neglected
Tropical Diseases " and online at www.plosntds.org , documents the UCSF development of a medium-throughput screening system for the schistosome paras...
New Leadership Team at International Trachoma Initiative to Build Stronger Partnerships to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma
...aching the goal of eliminating blinding trachoma globally by 2020. The leadership team has extensive experience in trachoma programming and addressing neglected
Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
"We see ITI as a partner among partners in the global trachoma community," said Dr. Danny Haddad, ITI Director. "Gover...
Scientists demonstrate effect of confining dielectrics on semiconductor nanowire conductivity
...n defining the optical properties of nanostructures, such as exciton binding energies, while the impact on electrical characteristics has largely been neglected
partly due to the misconception that the relevant length scale still falls into the "classical" regime.
The present work opens up the general pros...
African Health Delegates Welcomed to Washington
... Delegation honors President Carter, Carter Center for fight against neglected
WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gl...Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center for pioneering contributions to fighting neglected
tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa.
"Welcoming the delegates to Washi...
Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria
...drug discovery efforts with collaborative research initiatives and cash-generating contracts to reduce the risks and costs of developing medicines for neglected
diseases and low profit-margin markets.
Naglazyme Approved by Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency
... approved Naglazyme in just eight months based on a recent resolution that gives priority review for therapies that are developed for the treatment of neglected
diseases or are considered orphan disorders. This emphasizes the need to rapidly bring life-altering therapies to patients around the world, and we r...
23andMe and mondoBIOTECH Partner to Advance Research of Rare Diseases
...s expertise of our science team toward better understanding of these often devastating conditions."
"For years, we have been working on behalf of neglected
and underserved disease communities to help improve the lives of people with rare and fatal diseases," said Fabio Cavalli, Chief Executive Officer of ...
Malaria: New Treatment is Upcoming
...e (ASTMH) held in New Orleans,
Louisiana, USA, (December 7-11, 2008). The results demonstrate the benefits
of a treatment which is effective against a neglected
disease contracted by
400-500 million people worldwide every year and the cause of death of over 1
million people, sadly largely children under 5 in S...
YM BIOSCIENCES RECEIVES CLEARANCE TO INITIATE RANDOMIZED DOUBLE-BLIND CLINICAL TRIALS OF NIMOTUZUMAB IN LUNG CANCER AND BRAIN METASTASES FROM LUNG CANCER
...d YM anticipates adding sites from other countries into the trials.
"Conducting randomized, controlled studies in these particularly challenging and neglected
patient populations will substantially augment the already extensive late-stage clinical program being pursued by the global consortium of companies d...
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...m, where the odorant receptors locate. Almost all types of the mammalian cells have a single non-motile cilium called " Primary cilium " that has been neglected
for a long time. Recent studies led scientists to re-evaluate its physiological role(s) in the cell signaling and the control of cell growth and devel...
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... ... Dengue fever is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults. ... Dengue / dengue haemorrhagic fever - Control of neglected
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