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Congress Set To Approve Defense Bill Including Establishment Of 2 New Bodies To Prevent Foreign Entities From Exploiting U.S. Research

Science: Congress creates two new bodies to tackle foreign influence on U.S. research “Congress is set to approve a major defense bill that would establish two new high-level bodies aimed at preventing foreign governments from unfairly exploiting the U.S. research enterprise. University and science groups are breathing a quiet sigh…

NIH’s Fogarty Center Publishes List Of 2019’s Top Global Health Research Stories

NIH Fogarty International Center: Top global health research stories of 2019 from Fogarty and NIH NIH’s Fogarty International Center released a list of the top global health research stories of 2019, as chosen by the editors and readers of the organization’s Global Health Matters newsletter (December 2019).

Health Benefits Of Cutting Air Pollution Begin Within Weeks, Study Shows

The Guardian: Cutting air pollution ‘can prevent deaths within weeks’ “Cutting air pollution can prevent deaths within weeks, according to scientists. They found the health benefits of clean air were ‘almost immediate and substantial’ and stretched into the long term, saving billions of dollars. The review examined the evidence for…

End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act Passes U.S. House

GovTrack: H.R. 3460: End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act H.R. 3460, known as the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on December 3, and will move to the U.S. Senate for further action. The act is intended “to facilitate effective research on and treatment of neglected…

Experimental Typhoid Vaccine Successful In First Field Trial In Nepal

Reuters Health: New typhoid fever vaccine protects young children “The first field trial of a new typhoid vaccine that can be used in young children provides protection for 81.6% of recipients, opening the door to better control of a disease that affects 11 million people each year and kills roughly…

Army’s Infectious Disease Research Center To Reopen With Limited Operations; More Details On USAMRIID Shutdown Emerge

Frederick News-Post: CDC inspection findings reveal more about USAMRIID research suspension “The Army’s premier biological laboratory on Fort Detrick reported two breaches of containment earlier this year, leading to the Centers for Disease and Control halting its high-level research. The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases announced Friday…