June 28, 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.

A recent article in VOA News reveals that a research team at Monash University has discovered a viral protein that may be used to develop an alternative to antibiotics.

In a recent study in Nature Genetics, researchers say they have unraveled the genetic codes of four parasite strains responsible for the bulk of malaria cases outside Africa. The findings could have implications for malaria vaccine research and development.

The military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a new program to speed the development of a tool that integrates 10 human “organs-on-a-chip” to study complex human physiology outside the body.

The international development network site Devex provides a sneak peek at the plans for the International AIDS Conference scheduled for 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Researchers and policymakers recently gathered in London to champion affordable, innovative solutions to the world’s biggest health issues, such as maternal health.The meeting stemmed from a new partnership between the Qatar Foundation and Imperial College London.