February 24, 2013

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 Senate has passed a fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget resolution that would provide $45.6 billion for the international affairs budget. The House has also passed an FY2014 budget resolution that would provide $38.7 billion in funding for international affairs.

A system developed by the National Institutes of Health tracks biomedical research funded by agency worldwide.

A group of global experts write in The Lancet Infectious Diseases about the need for strong global leadership to tackle tuberculosis (TB) worldwide.

In related news, more than 250 scientists, researchers, and TB advocates gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Third Global Forum on TB Vaccines to examine the future of TB vaccine research and development.

A team of researchers at the Scripps Research Institute and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative report in the current issue of Science a novel strategy to aid the design of vaccines that can elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV.

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