May 31, 2012

Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

Senior Program Assistant

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

The US Senate Appropriations Committee approved the State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Most noteworthy, the bill would provide $8.5 billion to the Global Health Initiative, is about $600 million more than President Obama’s request, and is $500 million more than the House FY13 appropriations bill.

The World Health Assembly formally endorsed Global Vaccine Action Plan, which would provide a roadmap to prevent millions of deaths by 2020.

The director of the US Military HIV Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research stresses the importance of a HIV vaccine and the military’s strong commitment to AIDS research.

A US Senator introduced a bill to restart the Therapeutic Discovery Project, which will provide a tax incentive to researchers and companies that work to develop products, processes, and technologies to further advance medical discoveries.

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