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Measles Infection Possibly Weakens Immune System For Several Years; Researchers Urge Vaccination To Protect Children From Other Diseases

News outlets report on a study published in the journal Science showing measles infections can have long-term negative effects on children’s immune systems. Los Angeles Times: Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles “Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids’ immune systems for several weeks…

Researchers At Global Forum Showed Resolve To Develop New, Effective TB Vaccines

Devex: Global partnerships key to eradicating TB Lewis Schrager, vice president of scientific affairs at Aeras “…The fourth Global Forum on TB Vaccines [held in Shanghai in late April] presented both a sense of significant accomplishment in what the TB vaccine development field has learned thus far, and a sobering…

Study Examines Association Between Income Inequality, HIV Risk In Sub-Saharan Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Neighborhood wealth inequality in sub-Saharan Africa predictive of greater HIV risk In a guest post, Paul Brodish, an applications analyst with the MEASURE Evaluation project, discusses a recently released study published in the Journal of Biosocial Science that “investigates whether community-level wealth inequality…

Joint U.S.-South Africa Research Program To Focus On HIV/AIDS, TB

SciDev.Net: U.S.-South Africa program funds new TB, HIV research “A five-year collaborative research program to promote HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) research in South Africa has announced new first-year grants worth US$8 million. The U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research … is worth US$40 million, with the South African Medical…