UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Chunling Wang, Leah C. Katzelnick, Magdela Montoya, Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2016 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Wang C, Katzelnick LC, Montoya M, Hue KD, Simmons CP, Harris E. Evolutionarily Successful Asian 1 Dengue Virus 2 Lineages Contain One Substitution in Envelope That Increases Sensitivity to Polyclonal Antibody Neutralization. J Infect Dis. 2016;213(6):975-84. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The 4 dengue
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Shuo Wang, Robert C. Spear DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Wang S, Spear RC. Exposure versus Susceptibility as Alternative Bases for New Approaches to Surveillance for Schistosoma japonicum in Low Transmission Environments. Mutapi F, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(3):e0004425. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004425. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Currently, schistosomiasis in China provides an excellent example of many of
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Jason He DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Wang M, Dong Q, Wang H, et al. Oblongifolin M, an active compound isolated from a Chinese medical herb Garcinia oblongifolia, potently inhibits enterovirus 71 reproduction through downregulation of ERp57. Oncotarget. 2016;7(8):8797-8808. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.7122. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: There is no effective drug to treat EV71 infection yet. Traditional Chinese
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Qu Cheng, Robert C. Spear DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Cheng Q, Jing Q, Spear RC, Marshall JM, Yang Z, Gong P. Climate and the Timing of Imported Cases as Determinants of the Dengue Outbreak in Guangzhou, 2014: Evidence from a Mathematical Model. Scarpino SV, ed.PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(2):e0004417. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004417. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ben K. Greenfield DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Peng Q, Greenfield BK, Dang F, Zhong H. Human exposure to methylmercury from crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in China. Environ Geochem Health. 2016;38(1):169-81. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Methylmercury (MeHg) accumulation in aquatic food raises global concerns about human exposure to MeHg. Crayfish is the world’s third largest farmed
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: William H. Dow DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Costa Rica and Taiwan REFERENCE: Glei DA, Goldman N, Risques RA, et al. Predicting Survival from Telomere Length versus Conventional Predictors: A Multinational Population-Based Cohort Study. Kiechl S, ed. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(4):e0152486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152486. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Telomere length has generated substantial interest as a potential predictor of aging-related diseases
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Olson DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Vietnam REFERENCE: Olson Z, Staples JA, Mock C, et al. Helmet regulation in Vietnam: impact on health, equity and medical impoverishment. Inj Prev. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Vietnam’s 2007 comprehensive motorcycle helmet policy increased helmet use from about 30% of riders to about 93%. We aimed to simulate
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Alison Gemmill DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Global (research funded in Singapore) REFERENCE: Alkema L, Chou D, Hogan D, et al. Global, regional, and national levels and trends in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015, with scenario-based projections to 2030: a systematic analysis by the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group. Lancet.
CGPH FACULTY: John Colford DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2015 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Ercumen A, Arnold BF, Kumpel E, Burt Z, Ray I, Nelson K, Colford JM Jr. Upgrading a Piped Water Supply from Intermittent to Continuous Delivery and Association with Waterborne Illness: A Matched Cohort Study in Urban India. PLoS Med. 2015 Oct 27;12(10):e1001892. doi:
CGPH FACULTY: Kirk R Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2015 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Ru M, Tao S, Smith KR, Shen G, Shen H, Huang Y, Chen H, Chen Y, Chen X, Liu J, Li B, Wang X, He C. Direct energy consumption associated emissions by rural-to-urban migrants in Beijing. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Oct 26.
CGPH FACULTY: John Colford DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2015 REGION: Asia REFERENCE: Cohen A, Tao Y, Luo Q, Zhong G, Romm J, Colford JM Jr, Ray I. Microbiological Evaluation of Household Drinking Water Treatment in Rural China Shows Benefits of Electric Kettles: A Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 30;10(9):e0138451. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138451. eCollection 2015. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:
CGPH FACULTY: Lia Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2015 REGION: Lain America, Asia, Africa REFERENCE: Humphries DL, Dearden KA, Crookston BT, Fernald LC, Stein AD, Woldehanna T, Penny ME, Behrman JR; Young Lives Determinants and Consequences of Child Growth Project Team. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations between Household Food Security and Child Anthropometry at Ages 5