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Julien Rashid
Faces of Innovation: Dr. Katie Button-Simons, researcher at University of Notre Dame

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. Katie Button-Simons, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who does research on drug-resistance in malaria at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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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.

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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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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Research Roundup: Placenta-on-a-chip, nasal bacteria against MRSA, and an experimental yellow fever vaccine

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: The HIV/AIDS and STIs edition

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: Update on Zika R&D

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight the most promising Zika virus vaccine, drug, and diagnostic candidates as well as vector control approaches. 

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James Gathany
Research Roundup: Viral hepatitis, treatment for persistent Ebola, E. coli–based vaccines

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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Sanofi Pasteur / Patrick Boulen
Yellow fever: Status of research, development, and access to countermeasures against an emerging epidemic

GHTC breaks down the status of R&D for vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics against yellow fever.

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