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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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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.

GHTC
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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.

GHTC
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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.

GHTC
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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.

GHTC
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GHTC
Farewell from the GHTC Director

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

GHTC
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CDC/Sue Partridge, CDC- Ft. Collins
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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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.

GHTC
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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.

Global Health Council
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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.

GHTC
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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.

GHTC
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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. 

GHTC
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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.

GHTC
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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.

GHTC
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PATH, as secretariat of GHTC
Eight keys to success in building an effective coalition

We share our lessons learned in building a diverse, effective advocacy coalition for global health R&D.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Research Roundup: TB drug development, mosquitoes’ secret weapon, and a new platform for antibiotic R&D

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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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Celebrating over a decade of global health R&D advocacy

From humble origins to the premier advocacy organization focused on global health R&D. We tell the story of the birth of GHTC.

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