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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: FDA approves Ebola vaccine, experimental vaccine patch leaves a mark, masquerading virus for vaccine R&D

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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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Christine Petersen, researcher at University of Iowa

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. Christine Petersen, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who researches how infectious diseases transmit between animals and people at the University of Iowa.

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Faces of Innovation: Mohammad Ariful Islam, researcher at icddr,b

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 Mohammad Ariful Islam, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference. Ariful researches influenza in Bangladesh with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Heinz Weidenthaler, researcher at Bavarian Nordic

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. Heinz Weidenthaler, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who developed a smallpox and monkeypox vaccine with Bavarian Nordic.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Geoffrey Siwo, 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. Geoffrey Siwo, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who develops mathematical models to accelerate product development at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Joseph Tucker, researcher at University of North Carolina

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. Joseph Tucker, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who uses grassroots methods to influence health messages and interventions in local communities, at the University of North Carolina.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Mark Kortepeter, researcher at University of Nebraska

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. Mark Kortepeter, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who does research on emerging infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

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PATH/Felix Masi
Research Roundup: the threat of antibiotic resistant infections, J&J Ebola vaccine roll out in DRC, and Merck Ebola vaccine granted marketing approval by European Commission

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/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: First new HIV strain discovered in 19 years, Takeda vaccine for dengue, and researchers use drones to pilot a new tool to fight 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/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: New Zika blood test, TB vaccine shows sustained protection, first Lassa fever vaccine set for trial by year's end

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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Richard Franco
Research Roundup: Strain of polio eradicated, NIH & Gates Foundation partner to find genetic cures for HIV & sickle cell, and G20 health ministers issue declaration

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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