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With Experimental Zika Virus Vaccines In Human Clinical Trials, Scientists Wonder Whether Market Will Exist When Shots Approved

STAT: A Zika vaccine is being developed at warp speed, but will there be a market for it? “…[D]espite funding delays from a fractious pre-election Congress, three experimental Zika vaccines are already being tested in people; another four or five should start human trials between now and next fall. ……

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Progress On HIV Viral Load Testing In 7 Sub-Saharan African Nations; Challenges Persist, Require International Support

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV viral load testing capacities progress, require global support, multiple partners to reach 90-90-90 goals Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a report recently published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that examined the implementation of and…

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World AIDS Day Focus On Stopping Stigma, Abuse Of People Living With HIV, Improving Access To Care, Treatment

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World AIDS Day, U.N. chief honored for work to end epidemic, fight against stigma “Speaking at a special event commemorating World AIDS Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Wednesday] underscored the need to stop stigma and abuse against those living with the disease and to…

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Global Community Should Carefully Diagnose Food System, Nutrition Problems, Fund Research Into Specific Areas

Nature: A new global research agenda for food Lawrence Haddad, executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and colleagues “…Here we set out a new global research agenda for nutrition. It is aimed mainly at researchers, funders, and governments, but has important messages for all stakeholders. ……

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4 Recommendations To Help U.S., World Better Prepare For, Respond To Epidemics

U.S. News & World Report: Responding to the Next Ebola Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA “…Here are several high priority recommendations [on how to be better prepared for future disease epidemics]: First, the U.S. must help the World Health Organization and countries with limited…

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New Dengue Vaccine Could Protect People From Disease If Targeted Accurately

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Dengue vaccine no silver bullet but worth a shot for those who need it most Stefan Flasche, assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s department of infectious disease epidemiology “…A new London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine-led study published in the journal…

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Large Clinical Trial Of Experimental HIV Vaccine Begins In South Africa

The Guardian: HIV vaccine test hopes for breakthrough in combat against the virus “The first new trial of a potential vaccine against HIV in seven years has begun in South Africa, raising hopes that it will help bring about the end of the epidemic. … The vaccine being tested is…

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Blog Post Examines Continuing Challenges, Questions Surrounding Zika

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Zika: An emergency evolves into an enduring public health threat with long-term demands Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses questions and challenges around Zika research, funding, and response, writing, “[U]nknowns include the capacity of countries with fewer resources than Brazil…

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President-Elect Trump, U.S. Congress Can Take 3 Actions To Speed Discovery Of Cures, Advance Health

Wall Street Journal: Three Ways to Find More Disease Cures Michael Milken, chair of the Milken Institute “The triumph of science over disease in the past century is astounding. Since 1900, a host of maladies — diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, polio, tetanus, typhoid, and smallpox, among others — have been…

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More Innovative Financial Models Needed For Vaccine, Drug Development

Fortune: Urgently Needed: A New Financial Model for Vaccine Development Clifton Leaf, deputy editor of Fortune “…While there’s, sadly, an enormous ready market for an HIV vaccine, and therefore an incentive for drugmakers to pursue decades worth of investment here, there are scores of infectious diseases for which there is…

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