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Institut Pasteur Launches Initiative To Raise $120M By 2020 For Efforts Against Infectious Diseases

Xinhua News: Institut Pasteur launches global health initiative in H.K. to combat infectious diseases “Institut Pasteur, a leading non-profit international biomedical research organization, launched a global health initiative in Hong Kong, aiming to raise 120 million U.S. dollars by 2020 for several projects to combat infectious diseases. The scheme, called…

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IBT Examines Strategies Aimed At Promoting Antibiotic Drug Development

International Business Times: Antibiotic Resistance: Why Aren’t Drug Companies Developing New Medicines To Stop Superbugs? “…[A]s many as 10 million people a year could die from antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide by 2050 if new treatments are not discovered, according to a recent report from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. … Despite…

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Evidence-Based Research Informs Successful Policymaking On Food Security, Nutrition

Huffington Post: From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute “…Food policy research generates the evidence behind decisions to help ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, and sustainably grown food. It also provides policy…

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2 HIV-1 Groups Originated In Gorillas, Researchers Show

News outlets discuss the findings of a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing two of the four groups of HIV-1 originated in Western lowland gorillas. Agence France-Presse: Origins of HIV virus strains traced to gorillas (3/3). New York Times: Two Strains of HIV Cut…

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First Blog Post In Series Examines History Of Artemisinin Development

Council on Foreign Relations’ “Asia Unbound”: Artemisinin’s Rocky Road to Globalization: Part I Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, examines the history of artemisinin drug development in China during the Cold War era. “…It would take another two decades before [artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs)] were officially adopted by the…

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U.S. Funding For Abstinence, Fidelity Programs To Prevent HIV In Africa Had No Measurable Effect On Key Indicators, Study Says

New York Times: U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against HIV “The $1.3 billion that the United States government has spent since 2005 encouraging Africans to avoid AIDS by practicing abstinence and fidelity did not measurably change sexual behavior and was largely wasted, according to a…

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H1N1 Influenza Deaths Reach 1,000 In India; Different Swine Flu Strain Could Be Responsible For Some, Researcher Says

International Business Times: Swine Flu: Death Toll Reaches 1,000-Mark, 17,000 Diagnosed with H1N1 Virus “Swine flu has claimed 1,000 lives until now with 39 new death cases being reported on Thursday. Meanwhile the reported number of individuals suffering from influenza has crossed the 17,000 mark…” (Das, 2/27). International Business Times:…

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‘Science Speaks’ Blog Continues Coverage From CROI 2015

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog continues its coverage of the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections taking place this week in Seattle, Washington. Science Speaks: Is 90-90-90 nutty? Studies look at numbers behind getting in care, staying in care, suppressing virus, controlling HIV (Barton, 2/26).…

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‘Science Speaks’ Blog Continues Coverage From CROI 2015

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog continues its coverage of the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections taking place this week in Seattle, Washington. Science Speaks: Ambassador Birx talks about the tyranny of averages, actionable data, and “skeptical optimism” (Barton, 2/25). Science Speaks: Amid challenges facing…

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News Outlets Report On Results Of HIV Prevention Trials Presented At Conference On Retroviruses And Opportunistic Infections

Agence France-Presse: Pill taken before, after sex may prevent HIV (2/24). Associated Press: Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds (Marchione, 2/24). Bloomberg News: Failure of Anti-HIV Gel Shows Difficulty of Prevention (Bloomfield, 2/24). The Guardian: Daily pill Truvada cuts spread of HIV by 86%, study…

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