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Marissa Chmiola
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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Research Roundup: A Zika vaccine priority, partnerships for better cures, and a nationwide polio vaccine drive

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: Technology to save mothers, an all-inclusive vaccine, and malaria's relationship with carbohydrates

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/Andrew Berends
Research Roundup: Zika vaccine dead ends, an Ebola data-sharing platform, and a low-cost newborn asphyxia treatment

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/Aaron Joel Santos
Research Roundup: Hope for an old TB vaccine, delivery drones, and malaria diagnostics

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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Dr. Stephen Redd gives a tour of CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, which serves as a command center for monitoring and coordinating CDC’s emergency response activities to health threats in the United States and abroad. Photo credit: Mark Fletcher/CDC.
7 ways CDC is keeping us safe from deadly diseases

The threat is real: defunding the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) puts us all in danger, in every country of the globe.

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Research Roundup: A new anti-malarial, the promise of probiotics, and genetically-engineered TB

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/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: Plants as vaccines, the African CDC, and herd immunity in Zika

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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CDC/ James Gathany
Research Roundup: Mosquito traps and the impact of antibiotics

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: Next generation technologies for vector control, tracking Zika, and treating resistant TB

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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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
A competition where the highest prize is lives saved

What do an onsite chlorine generator, fingerprint scanning technology for newborns, and temperature-monitoring wristband all have in common? The potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns in some of the poorest, hardest-to-reach communities around the world.

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