August 30, 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.

Christopher Austin has been named the new director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.

A new analysis compares the innovation and science policies of presidential candidates Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R).

A bill signed into law earlier this year that provided the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with funding is at risk due to federal budget negotiations.

An opinion piece calls on US policymakers to “get serious” about funding scientific and research efforts.

A breakthrough tool to combat tuberculosis has been launched by the Critical Path Institute and the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC). The project was the result of collaboration between the Critical Path Institute, CDISC, the FDA, and others through the Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens.

Researchers met this week in Boston for the AIDS Vaccine 2012 conference to discuss the latest in efforts to develop a vaccine against the disease.