October 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.

Leading US science organizations have developed a list of 14 policy questions facing the country in 2012, which presidential candidates Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R) have answered online.

An article in the Lancet looks at innovative financing sources for global health, which have become increasingly important as the continued global economic crisis means that increased financing from traditional donors is unlikely in the near term.

Scientists with the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa recently announced a discovery that could aid efforts to develop an HIV/AIDS vaccine.

A new article in Infectious Diseases of Poverty examines how to spur innovation and product development for diseases endemic to developing countries.

BIO Ventures for Global Health presents an analysis of the drug and vaccine development pipeline to identify products that meet eligibility criteria to earn a priority review voucher (PRV) from the US Food and Drug Administration, and to predict the number of PRVs that will be issued over the next 10 years.

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