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Microorganisms Could Help Mitigate Climate Change, Should Be Integrated Into SDGs

Nature: Harness microbes for humanity’s future Editorial Board “…In a Consensus Statement published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, 33 leading microbiologists from around the world ‘put humanity on notice’ that the impact of climate change will depend heavily on the response of microorganisms … The Consensus Statement provides for the first…

FHI 360 Research Expert Discusses Importance Of Quality Testing Health Commodities

FHI 360’s “R&E Search for Evidence”: We need to test medical devices and not just medicines to achieve global health goals David Jenkins, associate director of research for FHI 360’s Product Quality and Compliance Laboratory, discusses the importance of testing medical devices, and not only pharmaceuticals, to achieve global health…

Injectable Contraceptive Does Not Increase Risk Of HIV, Study Shows

The Guardian: Contraceptive injections do not increase risk of contracting HIV, study finds “A landmark study has ended 30 years of anxiety that hormonal contraceptive injections may increase women’s chances of infection from HIV. But the study found a dramatically higher rate of HIV infection among women in southern Africa…

Government Policies To Reduce Antibiotic Use Need More Evaluation, Researchers Say

CIDRAP News: Experts: Policies to cut antibiotic use need more scrutiny “Government policies designed to reduce the use of antimicrobial drugs need more rigorous evaluation so that the lessons they offer can be better understood and used, say researchers who reviewed studies on a wide range of policies tried out…

Science Examines Trump Administration’s New Fetal Tissue Research Policy

Science: In wake of Trump’s fetal tissue clampdown, scientists strain to adjust “…The new Trump policy, issued 5 June after a 9-month review led by officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has three major components. One kills a long-standing contract between the National Institutes of Health…