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Julien Rashid
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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Predatory bacteria, genetically engineered mosquitoes, and tracking disease outbreaks from space

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: Funding gaps in health innovation, new regimen for TB treatment, and a malaria drug resistance model

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/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Long-acting HIV drugs, a universal flu vaccine candidate, and a low-cost device in the fight against malaria

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: Innovations in bednets, contraception, and Zika vaccination trials

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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Wanted: Tools to fight murderous mozzies and their deadly diseases

For World Mosquito Day, GHTC is taking a moment to shine a spotlight on the ghastly gang of mosquito-borne diseases and the innovations we need to finish these frightening foes for good.

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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
Research Roundup: Ebola vaccinations in North Kivu, the role of biobanks in research, and a new Zika vaccine candidate

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: R&D investment in Africa, genetically modified rice to help prevent HIV, and antibodies for three Ebola viruses

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: Congo confirms the end of its Ebola outbreak, new treatments for HIV and malaria

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/Doune Porter
10 brilliant technological innovations to save moms and babies

For many mothers and babies around the world, the first 48 hours after birth are the most dangerous of their lives. For eight years, Saving Lives at Birth—spearheaded by USAID—has challenged problem solvers worldwide to create innovative solutions to make birth safer and save lives. Here are ten incredible innovations from this initiative:

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Dangerous outbreaks, commercializing a low-cost biologics platform, and success against an infection that blinds

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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