August 05, 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.

Researchers say that a new discovery could pave the way for the development of flu treatments or even a universal vaccine.

GHTC member the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, in partnership with India’s Translational Health Sciences and Technology Institute, recently launched a new HIV Vaccine Design Program.

An increasing number of new medical devices are aiming to help people deal with health conditions in ways that previously required the aid of a medical professional.

GHTC member the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative recently named some of the world's most eminent malaria scientists to its Vaccine Science Portfolio Advisory Council.

In related news, the biotechnology company Antigen Discovery has received a three-year grant worth $2.5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for its efforts to develop a malaria vaccine.