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Emily Conron
Faces of Innovation: Dr. James Mutunga, researcher at the US Army Medical Research Directorate

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 Dr. James Mutunga, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who does research on developing and testing new methods of controlling vector-borne diseases as well as pathogen surveillance in arthropod disease vectors at the US Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa in Kisumu, Kenya. 

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Farewell from the GHTC Director

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

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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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