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Several Studies On Malaria Show Potential New Ways To Prevent Infection

News outlets discuss recently published research on malaria. New York Times: A Call to Fight Malaria One Mosquito at a Time by Altering DNA “…In papers published Thursday in the journals Science and eLife, scientists and policy experts propose fighting malaria in a new way: by genetically engineering the mosquitoes…

Dengue Vaccine Reaches Phase III Clinical Trail, But Some Experts Question Efficacy

Deutsche Welle: Experts see flaws in promising dengue fever vaccine candidate “The most advanced vaccine candidate against dengue fever could prevent many deaths, its developers say. But some experts warn that the substance could even make things worse rather than effectively treat it. … Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine protects quite well…

Study, Commentary Examine Methadone Therapy Use In Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Opioid substitution therapy successful, and critical, in first mainland sub-Saharan Africa program Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses an article and commentary published in Clinical Infectious Diseases that address…

Development, Impact Measurement Essential To Effective Innovation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: When Impact Matters More Than Invention Rebekah Scheuerle, a Gates Scholar and doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, discusses the importance of translating innovative ideas “into feasible, life-changing products” and measuring impact (7/9).

Antibiotic Use Rises Worldwide, Study Shows

NPR: Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally “The total doses of antibiotics sold in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose 36 percent from 2000 to 2010, scientists reported Wednesday. The finding, published in The Lancet Infectious Disease, comes from the first study to look at global antibiotic…

Gates Foundation Committed To Finding Safe, Accessible Dengue Vaccine

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: A Potential Breakthrough in the Fight against Dengue Fever Lance Gordon, director for neglected infectious diseases in the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program, discusses the news that a Sanofi Pasteur experimental dengue vaccine showed positive clinical trial results and the foundation’s commitment to…

EDCTP Forum Discusses Health Technologies

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: European and African countries meet to advance health technology development for poverty-related diseases In an interview, Anne Hradský, advocacy coordinator for global health research and development at Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung, discusses the focus of this year’s European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP) Forum…

Experimental Dengue Vaccine Shows Positive Results In Study Among Asian Children

News outlets report on a study that finds an experimental dengue vaccine shows promising results in clinical trials. Bloomberg Businessweek: Dengue Vaccine Shows Promise Against 3 Out of 4 Viruses “The most advanced experimental vaccine against dengue protected some children against the disease in a study, though a more effective…

Malaria Parasite Infects Bone Marrow, Researchers Show

VOA News: Researchers Confirm Presence of Malaria Parasite in Bone Marrow “Researchers say they have evidence the malaria parasite lurks in bone marrow, a spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are produced. The discovery offers hope that new treatments can be found to fight the disease, which kills an…