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New TB Drugs Risk Becoming Ineffective If Misused, Lancet Report Warns

CIDRAP News: Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis “A new report warns that some of the incremental progress made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) could be lost with the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of the disease…” (Dall, 3/23). Humanosphere: Emerging epidemic of multidrug-resistant TB ‘threatens…

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Gates Foundation, Others Look To Provide Medical Research Findings Free-Of-Charge, More Quickly

The Economist: The findings of medical research are disseminated too slowly “On January 1st the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation did something that may help to change the practice of science. It brought into force a policy, foreshadowed two years earlier, that research it supports (it is the world’s biggest…

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U.S. Government Should Commit More Funding, Scientific Research To TB Diagnosis, Treatment

Forbes: World TB Day — How Budget Cuts Threaten Progress In Tuberculosis Globally Judy Stone, Forbes contributor and infectious disease specialist “…For the first time in 40+ years, new drugs are being tested in major Phase III clinical trials against MDR (multidrug-resistant) and XDR (extensively drug-resistant) TB. But without pharma…

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New Global Leadership Must Redouble Efforts To Achieve NTD Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Will a new 2017 global leadership commit to NTDs? Peter J. Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…At the start of 2017 we will see new leadership at the U.N., WHO, and the U.S. and U.K. governments. Together with the…

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Ensuring Investments In TB R&D Critical To Confronting Drug Resistance

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Why Tuberculosis is an R&D priority On World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, Grania Brigden, lead of the 3P Project at the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, discusses the importance of developing new treatments for TB and highlights a new…

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U.S. President Trump’s Proposed Cuts To NIH ‘Would Erode America’s Leadership In Medical Research’

New York Times: Why Trump’s NIH Cuts Should Worry Us Harold Varmus, professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, former director of NIH and the National Cancer Institute “…[I]t would be a mistake to be complacent about the president’s proposal [to cut the NIH budget by about $5.8 billion], because it is…

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CSIS Podcasts Discuss U.S. Engagement With Nigeria’s Health Sector, Recently Launched CEPI

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Nigeria’s Health Sector and Partnership with the United States Sara Allinder, deputy director and senior fellow at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), speaks with Audrey Jackson, senior fellow with the CSIS GHPC, and Richard Downie, deputy director of the…

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4 Scientists Present HIV, TB Research At Capitol Hill Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In wake of proposed cuts, physician scientists present HIV, TB research, response, results Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an event on Capitol Hill during which four physician scientists — Myron Cohen, Col. Nelson Michael, Gerald Friedland, and Rochelle…

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Study Uses Mathematical Models To Predict Number Of HIV Cases By 2035, How Various Interventions Could Reduce Incidence

International Business Times: HIV vaccine and UNAIDS targets could cut new cases from 49 million to just 17.3 by 2035 “Over the next 20 years, there will be 49 million new cases of HIV, a mathematical model has indicated. This number, however, could be drastically reduced if current interventions are…

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Policymakers, Drug Companies Must Prioritize Biomedical Research To Address Antimicrobial Resistance

Fox News: We must fight the deadly superbug threat with every tool we’ve got Claire Pomeroy, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation “…The number of new antimicrobial agents in development has slowed and the antibiotic pipeline is insufficient. Investigators must embrace the importance of this field of research;…

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