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New Research Investments, Political Will Critical To Addressing TB

Scientific American: Stopping the World’s Biggest Infectious Killer Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University “Diseases that have plagued humanity since ancient times continue to hold billions of people back, and tuberculosis is one of the most significant among them. … While training as…

Human Diet Drugs Make Mosquitoes Less Likely To Feed, Spread Diseases, Study Shows

BBC News: Mosquitoes ‘put off biting’ by human diet drugs “Scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes, by giving them human diet drugs. This left them feeling full and bloated and put them off biting, U.S. researchers said. They said the technique…

Prior Dengue Infection Might Have Protective Effect Against Zika, Study Shows

CIDRAP News: Study: Dengue immunity may have offered protection against Zika in Brazil “A new study published [Thursday] in Science shows that prior dengue infection may have protected some Brazilians from severe Zika infections during the 2015-2016 epidemic in the Americas. The study findings could have major implications for both…

CSIS Releases February 2019 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the February 2019 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), highlights recent publications, podcast episodes, and upcoming events hosted by…

Researchers Must Understand Environmental, Medical, Political Risks Before Deploying Mosquito Modification Technology To End Malaria

Washington Post: Combating malaria by modifying mosquitoes could save thousands of lives. It’s also risky. Henry T. Greely, director of the center for law and the biosciences at Stanford University “…[B]iotech holds out the potential of progress [to end malaria] — possibly soon. … One approach uses genetic engineering to…

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