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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: The first chlamydia vaccine passed a major test, a new drug approved for drug-resistant tuberculosis, and two new Ebola treatments prove highly effective in the DRC

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: discoveries in malaria research, remaining barriers to the development of an Ebola vaccine, and a diagnostic for maternal survival

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified the protein that explains why people with blood type O are protected from coma and death resulting from severe cases of malaria.

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PATH/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: Leadership shifts at USAID, new discoveries in tuberculosis research, an emerging model for nonprofit pharmaceutical companies, and more

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last week that Ariel Pabos-Mendez, the assistant administrator for Global Health, will serve as the coordinator for Child and Maternal Survival.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Progress towards a vaccine for HIV, a rapid diagnostic and experimental drug for Ebola, and congressional support for global health research

A new compound has successfully protected monkeys from HIV, according to a study published in Nature last week.

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PATH/Heng Chivoan
Research Roundup: A new drug for tuberculosis, contraceptive research and development, drug-resistant malaria, and more

The TB Alliance, a member of the Global Health Technologies Coalition, announced last week that it will be starting Phase 1 clinical trials for a new tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: A promising malaria vaccine, a virulent new form of HIV, climate change, 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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DNDi/João Roberto Ripper
Chagas disease: A silent kiss and a neglected killer

Valentine’s Day seems like a fitting occasion to shine some needed light on a disease that can begin with a late-night “kiss” but ends with a broken heart.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: FDA Commissioner to step down, a Grand Challenge for neglected diseases, funding for reproductive health research and development, 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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WHO Executive Board agrees on set-up of pooled fund for global health R&D

In this guest post, Alexandra Heumber—head of policy affairs at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative—discusses actions taken during the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Executive Board meeting which could impact financing for the research and development (R&D) of new health technologies for developing countries.

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Obama Administration’s FY2016 budget presents mixed outlook for global health R&D

On Monday the White House turned heads by releasing, for the first time since 2010, an on-time budget. Overall the White House presented a mixed outlook for global health research and development (R&D).

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The state of reproductive health R&D for developing countries

In this guest post, Dale Halliday—an analyst at Policy Cures—discusses the finding of Policy Cures’ report on funding for reproductive health technology research and development (R&D) in developing countries.

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