April 15, 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.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Results for Development Institute have released new reports that examine incentives for global health research and development.

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative have announced an agreement to collaborate on drug-compound screening for the neglected tropical diseases leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and sleeping sickness.

Todd Park, US chief technology officer, discusses innovation efforts undertaken by the US Government, including the Entrepreneurs in Residence Program at the US Food and Drug Administration.

The Institute of Medicine has released a report on how to make clinical trials more efficient and effective.