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Science Examines Ousted Cancer Researcher’s Experience With NIH Investigations Into Alleged Funding Violations Related To China

Science: Fired cancer scientist says ‘good people are being crushed’ by overzealous probes into possible Chinese ties “…According to [the Moffitt Cancer Center], [researcher Pearlie Epling-Burnette] and five other senior scientists got the boot because they were involved in collaborations with institutions in China that ‘violated multiple Moffitt policies and…

HHS Provides Funding To Support Development Of COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

HHS: HHS funds development of COVID-19 diagnostic tests “Two diagnostic tests that may detect severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in approximately one hour will receive advanced development support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The…

More News In Global Health

AP: Supercomputer helps in tracking East Africa locust outbreak (Muhumuza/Tiro, 3/12). CNBC: Joe Biden campaign announces new coronavirus committee to provide counsel as pandemic fears escalate (Higgins, 3/11). Healio: Triple-drug regimen yields favorable outcomes in drug-resistant TB (3/11). STAT: Researchers rush to test coronavirus vaccine in people without knowing how…

Gates Foundation, Wellcome, Mastercard Launch $125M COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator; Indian Company Hopes To Play Role In Production Of Newly Developed Vaccines

Seattle Times: Gates Foundation spearheads $125 million drive to develop a coronavirus drug “As part of a $100 million commitment to the global COVID-19 response, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Tuesday a collaboration to speed development of treatments for the new coronavirus that has infected more than 100,000…

High Cost Might Limit Access To Newer, Brand-Name PrEP Regimen, Researchers Say

Reuters Health: New brand-name HIV-prevention pill not worth the added cost: study “A cheaper HIV prevention pill is going on sale soon in the U.S., but the price drop won’t help as many people if doctors instead prescribe a newer, more expensive brand-name drug, experts say. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP),…

GAO Science & Tech Spotlight Provides Overview On Coronaviruses

Government Accountability Office: Science & Tech Spotlight: Coronaviruses This GAO report provides an overview on coronaviruses, including previous coronavirus outbreaks, how coronaviruses work, current diagnostics, and research on vaccines and therapeutics (3/3).