January 11, 2012

Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

Communications Officer

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

GHTC member the Sabin Vaccine Institute has launched a new campaign, called END7. The campaign is dedicated to eliminating seven major neglected tropical diseases as a public health threat by the end of 2020.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched a new blog, called FDAVoice. The blog will feature posts from FDA staff on news, announcements, and other information about the work done at the agency.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has committed $1.8 million to health initiatives in Guatemala, as well as funding to support research that will look into the impact of revising the HHS regulations on human subject research.

The National Institutes of Health’s newly created National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has launched a new website.

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published four proposed rulemaking implementation provisions for the America Invents Act.

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