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NIH Defends Choice Of Exclusive Zika Vaccine License Recipient Amid Conflict-Of-Interest Allegations

CQ HealthBeat: NIH Pushes Back on Zika Vaccine Conflict Allegation “The government’s premier medical research agency is refuting allegations that its choice to help bring a Zika vaccine to market was a conflict of interest. … In October, [NIH] announced that it was planning to grant an exclusive license to…

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Political, Financial Commitment Vital To Advancing TB R&D, Eliminating Disease

BMJ Opinion: Grania Brigden: The first step on a long road to TB elimination Ahead of the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era in Moscow, Grania Brigden, Life Prize project lead with the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), discusses obstacles to…

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Researchers In Puerto Rico Work To Quantify Hurricane Maria’s Impacts On Various Health Indicators

Nature: Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects “…[T]he [research] team — co-led by José Cordero of the University of Georgia in Athens — has managed to contact several hundred women to begin assessing whether Hurricane Maria has worsened drinking-water contamination, stress, and infectious disease that could harm developing…

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Transparency In Reporting Clinical Trial Results Critical To Improving Pandemic Preparedness

Devex: Opinion: Where’s the data? Missing trial results undermine pandemic preparedness Till Bruckner, founder of TranspariMED “In the fight to control global pandemics, public health agencies and governments face a monumental challenge: The results of around half of all clinical trials are not public, leaving huge gaps in medical knowledge.…

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Gates Foundation Announces Next Round Of Grand Challenges Explorations Awards

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Bold Ideas to Tackle Health & Development Problems — Announcing The Next Wave of Grand Challenges Explorations Winners In this blog post, Steven Buchsbaum, deputy director of discovery and translational sciences in the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,…

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Bill Gates Hopes Investment Will Help Lead To Treatments, Prevention For Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Associated Press: Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s “…In a statement, Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication…” (11/13). CNN: Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s “…[Gates] sat in…

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Research On Hypnozoites Could Help Eradicate Malaria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Innovation: Expanding the Fight Against Malaria Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the work of Dennis Kyle, a parasitologist who led a team of researchers to try to understand hypnozoites, sporozoites of P. vivax malaria infection…

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PLOS Medicine Announces Special Issue On Climate Change, Health, Calls For Research Submissions

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Climate change and health “…The editors of PLOS Medicine, together with Guest Editors Jonathan Patz, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Madeleine Thomson, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, are pleased to announce a special issue on…

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Including Pregnant Women In Clinical Trials Could Be Key To Developing Effective Zika Vaccine

The Hill: To find an effective Zika vaccine, we must include pregnant women in the trials Jae Jung, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC; and Suan-Sin Foo, postdoctoral scholar and research associate in the Department of Molecular…

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Universal Flu Vaccine Could Prevent Widespread Epidemic, Researchers Say

Global Health NOW: U.S., World Still Not Ready for Another Flu Pandemic “Despite countless breakthroughs in medicine since the 1918 flu pandemic, one key advance continues to elude researchers. Without a universal vaccine to combat ever-changing flu strains, another pandemic threatens to overwhelm U.S. health care system, warns Tom Inglesby,…

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