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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: An experimental Ebola cure may also protect against Nipah virus, gender inequality in clinical trials, and FDA authorizes first Zika diagnostic test for marketing

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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International Partnership for Microbicides
Research Roundup: Microbicides, hookworm vaccines, #MomAndBaby, pediatric HIV treatments, 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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How R&D is saving #momandbaby and helping children reach their #5thbday

Tomorrow US policymakers and global health advocates will come together to talk progress made on preventing maternal and child deaths.

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NIAID
Research Roundup: FY 2015 appropriations, the Human Vaccines Project, Global Development Lab legislation, new HIV treatments, 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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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Could mapping the “human immunome” lead to the next generation of vaccines?

The answer is yes according to a group of 35 leading scientists who have come together to explore new strategies to accelerate vaccine development for deadly diseases such as malaria, HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and cancer.

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PATH/Will Boase
Congress acts on FY 2015 funding; shows lukewarm support for global health R&D

As the DC summer kicks into full swing, Congress has had a busy month moving forward fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding legislation for a variety of government programs including global health research and development (R&D).

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: New drugs against diarrhea, the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, genetically-modified mosquitoes, and mines

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/Satvir Malhotra
CSIS panel: R&D fundamental to meeting new global TB targets

The development of new diagnostic, treatment, and prevention products is fundamental to accelerating the decline of the global tuberculosis (TB) burden, panelists from the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation agreed on during a panel discussion hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Monday.

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Impact of PCAST recommendations on advancing global health R&D

Recently, there has been a surge of interest in evaluating progress made on the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s (PCAST) recommendations that aim to accelerate research and development (R&D) of new therapeutics.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Jonathan Torgovnik
Changing the reality of diarrheal disease

When you walk into a diarrheal disease health clinic in a place like Bangladesh, the reality of the disease strikes you immediately.

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Why R&D matters for maternal and child health

In this guest post, Sarah Alexander—director of external relations for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—writes about the groundswell of momentum surrounding maternal and child health and the role research and development (R&D) can play in helping more babies have a healthy start to life.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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EDCTP2: What it means for European support for global health R&D

In this guest post, Renate Baehr—executive director of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung—writes about the next rendition of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and how its expansion will impact more lives in low- and middle-income countries.

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World Health Assembly roundup: News on research and innovation

The annual World Health Assembly (WHA) has come and gone once again, and this time there’s a lot of exciting news to report on the innovation front.

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Architect of the Capitol
Global health technology legislation introduced in Senate and what that means

The global health research community has a reason to celebrate this weekend. Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced in the US Senate a significant piece of global health legislation that would strengthen global health research programming within the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and improve coordination of global health research and development (R&D) across the US government.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Perspectives from nonprofits on accelerating product development and improving access for low- and middle-income countries

In this guest post, Claire Wingfield—product development policy officer at PATH—writes about a series of papers she developed for the GHTC that outlines key challenges, lessons, and potential solutions in advancing research and development (R&D) to address poverty-related and neglected diseases and conditions.

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AVAC
Celebrating progress on World AIDS Vaccine Day

Yesterday, May 18, marked the observance of World AIDS Vaccine Day­­–an annual event to focus attention on the need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.

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Path/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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: What we’re reading this week

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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