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Research Roundup: Metagenomics sequencing, combinations of antibodies that suppress HIV, and a partnership to reduce child deaths from AMR

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
Fighting TB in India, one lab at a time

India is a country that changes dramatically from place to place, something I experienced firsthand while on a two week trip there this past fall.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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/Evelyn Hockstein
Global health R&D: A smart investment for Illinois

“The world is interconnected, and that demands an integrated approach to global health,” President Obama stated when he announced the US Global Health Initiative on May 5, 2009.

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Obama’s FY 2013 budget request raises concerns for global health R&D

On Monday, President Obama released his Administration’s much-anticipated FY 2013 budget request to mixed reviews. In his introduction to the overall budget request, Obama emphasized that research and development (R&D) programs are essential to the US economy and the country’s future.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
US Government launches new initiatives to spur innovation for global development

Ashley Bennett, senior policy associate at the GHTC, writes about the new programs announced at a White House event on Wednesday to promote innovation in global development.

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Patents for Humanity

David Kappos is the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). On Wednesday, USPTO announced the Patents for Humanity pilot program, which rewards patent owners for using their patented technology to address humanitarian needs, including global health and medical technologies. The program was announced at a White House event on innovation for international development. This post originally appeared on the USPTO blog.

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Global health research in Maryland: Health is wealth

Maryland is home to two federal health powerhouses, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research institute. Together, they employ 25,000 people.

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Innovation: The key to fighting HIV/AIDS

Nick Taylor is the program assistant at the GHTC. On Wednesday, he attended a briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. Wednesday’s briefing—co-hosted by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Center for Global Health Policy at the Infectious Diseases Society of America —convened several HIV physicians and scientists to discuss PEPFAR and the evidence-based HIV prevention methods that the program implements in countries with high rates of HIV/AIDS.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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/Evelyn Hockstein
Global health R&D in the US: Georgia at the crossroads

Is Atlanta the next Seattle or Geneva? With continued federal investment, the global health community may soon be talking about Atlanta, Georgia, as one of the new global health capitals of the world.

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Ending NTDs by 2020: Increased investment for R&D required

Yesterday in London, some of the biggest players in global health committed to a renewed and intensified focus on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of diseases affecting the world’s poorest people. One in six people, or 1.4 billion people around the world, has an NTD and one in three people is at risk.

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President Obama emphasizes innovation and research in State of the Union

Ashley Bennett, senior policy associate at the GHTC, offered her take on President Obama’s State of the Union address, including his emphasis on research and innovation, after listening to him deliver the speech earlier this week.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Global health R&D in the US: Smart for California, right for the world

Global health research not only has the potential to save lives and prevent disabilities, it is good business. And Californians agree. A clear majority—58%—agree that global health research is important to the state’s economy, and 70% agree that Americans would be better off if the United States invests in global health research.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: What we're reading this week

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we’ll highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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HHS releases first-ever global health strategy

Ashley Bennett, senior policy associate at the GHTC, recently attended a briefing held at Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), during which the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its first-ever global health strategy.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: What we're reading this week

Welcome to the first Research Roundup post. In this regular feature, we’ll highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Heng Chivoan
Top 10 2011 policy breakthroughs in global health R&D

2011 was a year full of exciting advances in global health research and development, complicated by a volatile budget climate.

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Photos show "moving circle" of research breakthroughs

Emily Halnon is the Communications Associate at GHTC. Below is her reaction to a photo reception documenting programs in Kenya that GHTC hosted last week.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
GHTC Photo Reception Highlights Research Breakthroughs in Kenya

In countries like Kenya, some of the most incredible global health research is taking place to develop new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other health products. In addition, previous research has lead to the roll-out of lifesaving health tools such as HIV/AIDS drugs, vaccines to protect children from pneumonia, and insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria.

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