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Julien Rashid
GHTC brings a global perspective to the Rally for Medical Research

A crisp chill hung in the air one early morning last week as members of the GHTC team stepped up the stairs adjoining the newly refurbished Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, DC, to pose for a photo with more than one hundred fellow research and development (R&D) advocates from across the country.

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Army Medicine
Research Roundup: Ebola treatment, black widow virus, and Zika syndrome

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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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Flu vaccines, HIV in kids, and a cross-continental R&D partnership

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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TB Alliance
Research Roundup: Kid-friendly TB treatment, drug manufacturing on-the-go, diarrheal disease, and more

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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UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto
How did global health R&D fare at UNGA 71?

The 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded this week. Breakthroughs gives a synopsis of the key global health R&D issues discussed at the assembly and what actions were taken.

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GHTC/Matthew Robinson
The world commits to the AMR fight

At the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders made an unprecedented collective commitment to fighting the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. GHTC and Global Health Council analyze what that commitment entails, why it matters, and the importance of what happens next.

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CDC/James Gathany
Research Roundup: Clinical trial data, Mayaro virus, antimicrobial resistance, and more

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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Evelyn Hockstein/PATH
Research Roundup: Trojan horse antibody against Ebola, the breakthrough that led to Hepatitis C cures, and Zika infection in monkeys

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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UN Photo/Loey Felipe
UNGA 2016: The world wakes up to AMR

The midtown Manhattan mayhem begins with the opening of the 71st United Nations General Assembly. GHTC preview the global health policy issues that will be discussed at this year's assembly.

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
New information for innovation: Antimicrobial Resistance Isolate Bank

A new tool from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is helping researchers develop diagnostic tests and antibiotics to combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

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PATH/Robin Biellik
Research Roundup: Diagnostics to combat antimicrobial resistance, vaccines for pandemic threats, and more

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

GHTC
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Research Roundup: A cancer fighting parasite, drug resistance among STIs and fungi, and a first-of-its-kind virus

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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Maurizio De Angelis/ Wellcome Images
Research Roundup: Your brain on Zika

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week. In this edition, we cover new insights into the impact of the Zika virus on the brain.

GHTC
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David Jacobs
Research Roundup: Antibiotics, Zika vaccine R&D, and Ebola and malaria co-infection

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

GHTC
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GHTC
Farewell from the GHTC Director

Erin Will Morton offers farewell thoughts on her last day as GHTC's director.

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CDC/Sue Partridge, CDC- Ft. Collins
Twenty six current and past ASTMH presidents call for Congress to act on Zika funding

Twenty six current and past presidents of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene sent a letter urging Congress to pass an emergency spending bill to combat the Zika virus as soon as possible.

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PATH/Dan Chang
Research Roundup: Rapid test for bacterial infections, one drug to treat three neglected diseases, and innovations to combat Zika

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

GHTC
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Courtney Carson/GHTC
From DC to Atlanta: Becoming Better Advocates for CDC Global Health Programs on Capitol Hill

Global health advocates traveled to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month. Here's what they learned about the agency's work.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Progress report on health R&D: A Q&A with USAID

USAID's Neal Brandes answers our questions about the agency's latest Health-Related Research and Development Progress Report and USAID's ongoing support for global health R&D.

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Achim Hoerauf/Uniklinik Bonn
Research Roundup: Promising Zika drugs, micro-QR codes to fight counterfeit drugs, and a new antibiotic R&D accelerator

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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Marissa Chmiola/GHTC
The potential, the pitch, and the prize: Innovators compete to save maternal and newborn lives

During the pitches at the Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange, the questions being asked were not how large the market, but how great the need, and not how much money can be made, but how many lives could be saved.

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