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Research Roundup: New coronavirus in China, app to detect and identify mosquitoes, and single dose of HIV antibodies can knock out virus in newborns

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Research Roundup: New coronavirus in China, app to detect and identify mosquitoes, and single dose of HIV antibodies can knock out virus in newborns

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: New drug push for three tropical diseases, new injection method improves TB vaccine efficacy, and breakthrough in developing antimalarials

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: FDA approves Ebola vaccine, experimental vaccine patch leaves a mark, masquerading virus for vaccine R&D

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Congress passes final FY20 spending packages marked by continued support for global health R&D
This week, months of tense negotiation between leaders in the Democratically-controlled US House of Representatives, the Republican-held Senate, and the White House concluded with the passage of two massive spending packages encompassing all federal government spending for fiscal year (FY) 2020 —nearly three months behind schedule.
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Faces of Innovation: Dan Littlefield, researcher at Modality Solutions

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dan Littlefield, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference. Dan co-founded a cold-chain engineering company that worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to distribute Ebola vaccines for clinical trials in Sierra Leone.

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Research Roundup: GSK seeks licensing for child-friendly HIV pill, reports say TB R&D funding still falling short, and Gavi to stockpile Ebola vaccines

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2019

As the year comes to a close, we are taking a look back at the top global health innovation stories and news that shaped 2019.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Once-a-month birth control pill, experimental typhoid fever vaccine, and release of 2019 World Malaria Report

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: child-friendly HIV drugs, trial shows two Ebola treatments significantly reduce mortality, and study shows for babies born with HIV to start treatment right away

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Faces of Innovation: Hannah Wu, researcher at Brown University

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Hannah Wu, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who is working to develop vaccines against the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasis at Brown University.

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