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Saving Lives At Birth Announces Round 7 Of Grand Challenge For Development

Saving Lives at Birth: Round 7 Call for Innovations “United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), U.K.’s Department of International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have joined…

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Nodding Syndrome Could Be Triggered By Parasitic Worm Also Responsible For River Blindness, Study Says

The Economist: The cause of nodding syndrome “Nodding syndrome is a form of epilepsy that strikes children, mostly between the ages of five and 15. Despite the innocuous name, it is debilitating. It robs its victims of their mental capacity, stunts their growth, and causes both the characteristic ‘nodding-off’ motion…

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In Speech, Bill Gates Encourages E.U. To Prioritize Spending On Global Health R&D For Developing World

Science Business: Gates to Europe: Prioritize health research for poor countries in the next Framework Programme “Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates urged the E.U. to make health care research for the developing world a priority for its next big R&D plan, Framework Programme 9. ‘The European Commission and European…

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Scientific Community Should Fill ‘Gaps Left By Apathetic Leadership And Constrained Government Agencies’ To Protect Public Health, Environment

Thomson Reuters Foundation: When it comes to our health, we have no time to waste Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute; Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association; and Ken Berlin, president and CEO of the Climate Reality Project “…[P]olitical change cannot be…

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‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Findings Presented At 2017 Conference On Retroviruses And Opportunistic Infections

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: CROI 2017: Science Speaks brings news from Seattle Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” writes, “The 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this week finds a growing research agenda informing and informed by science and strategy surrounding HIV as…

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NPR Launches Series On ‘Killer Viruses,’ Including Story On U.S.-Sponsored Virus Hunter Program

NPR: Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise “…We’re in the middle of Malaysia’s Borneo rain forest. [EcoHealth Alliance virus hunter Kevin Olival] has brought us here because this is the type of place where pandemics are born. HIV came from a rain forest. So did Ebola. Yellow fever. And…

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Veterinarians Play ‘Pivotal Role’ In Defense Against Animal-Borne Diseases

The Hill: Veterinarians: Warriors in the battle against disease Arve Lee Willingham, associate dean for research and postgraduate studies and professor of One Health at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine “…60 percent of all human diseases are [transmitted by animals]. … Who’s manning the front lines against these diseases?…

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Small Percentage Of People Infected With Ebola Considered ‘Superspreaders,’ Responsible For 61% Of Cases In West Africa, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Small percentage of people spread most Ebola cases: study “Most of the people infected with Ebola in the West Africa epidemic that began in 2014 got sick through contact with a small number of ‘superspreaders’ with the disease, researchers said Monday…” (2/13). International Business Times: Sierra Leone: Ebola…

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U.S. Scientists Must Be Vocal, ‘Reject Interference’ From Politics

New York Times: When Canadian Scientists Were Muzzled by Their Government Wendy Palen, associate professor of biology at Canada’s Simon Fraser University and board chair of the nonprofit Evidence for Democracy “Less than a month into the Trump presidency, and the forecast for science seems ominous. Scientists at federal agencies…

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces First Grants To Fund 47 Researchers

The Guardian: Ambitious Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to combat disease is about to be tested “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious $3bn aim to ‘cure, prevent, and manage’ all disease in one generation is about to take shape in a $600m ‘Biohub’ in Silicon Valley. The project’s conceit, that encouraging audacious science…

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