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WSJ Examines Emerging DNA Vaccine Technologies For Zika, Other Infectious Diseases

Wall Street Journal: America’s Next Defense Against Zika and Other Foreign Invaders “…The Zika epidemic is accelerating work on … experimental DNA vaccines, which could turn out to be America’s best defense against infectious disease outbreaks that now spread around the world with alarming speed, fueled by rising populations and…

NIH Fogarty International Center Lists Top Global Health Research Stories Of 2106

NIH Fogarty International Center: What are the top global health research stories of 2016? “Each year we look back to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the global health research community. These articles in our collection topped the list for readers and editors of Fogarty’s Global Health Matters newsletter: 1.…

Nature Profiles Data Expert Hans Rosling’s Efforts On Global Health, Poverty Reduction

Nature: Three minutes with Hans Rosling will change your mind about the world “…[Hans] Rosling, a physician and epidemiologist, … is still trying to arm influential people with facts. He has become a trusted counselor and speaker of plain truth to United Nations leaders, billionaire executives such as Facebook’s Mark…

Media Outlets Report On Recent Studies Examining Zika’s Impact On Fetal, Infant Brains

Forbes: Negative Effects Of Zika During Pregnancy More Common Than Realized “The rate of birth defects, disability, and brain irregularities in babies exposed to the Zika virus is considerably higher than was previously believed — regardless of the mother’s symptoms or the trimester she had the infection — found a…

Scientists, Experts Working To Catalog Unknown Viruses In World

STAT: Finding the world’s unknown viruses — before they find us “…[T]he Global Virome Project … has proposed cataloging nearly all of the unknown viruses lurking in nature around the world. In a nutshell … experts want to search out mystery threats before they find us. The idea has been…

NYT Video Report Examines Drug Research Funding, Patents, Pricing

New York Time’s “Retro Report”: ‘Could You Patent the Sun?’ In this video report, the New York Times examines new drug research in the U.S., including funding sources and patent holders, and how rising drug prices affect consumer access (12/11).

‘Precision’ Approach To Global Health Moves Beyond Prevention, Control Of Diseases, Could Accelerate Progress Toward SDG Targets

The Lancet: Precision global health: beyond prevention and control Editorial Board “…A tailored approach [to health] will … help in reaching broader global health targets. … In some areas progress could be accelerated with more refined targeting of causes of death. Knowing where to target interventions to reduce mortality, by…

Senate Passes $6.3B 21st Century Cures Bill, Including Cancer Moonshot Initiative

POLITICO: Biden’s farewell gift: Cancer moonshot helps pass $6.3 billion research bill “…The $6.3 billion 21st Century Cures bill was approved by the Senate Wednesday in an overwhelming 94-5 vote and is now headed to the White House as one of the last pieces of legislation to be signed into…

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