Category Archives: Research and Development

Study highlights need to test patients for antiretroviral resistance in resource-limited settings as well as in wealthy ones

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Study also finds HIV subtype most common in Africa progresses the fastest A multinational study has spelled out two ways the cards are stacked against those living with the virus in the countries where rates of HIV are highest, with greater risks of treatment failing to suppress the virus. Findings from the PEARLS study, released […]

New initiative puts research funding for Africa into hands of Africans

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For decades, the research agenda in Africa has been set by funders from Western Europe and the United States, but a new initiative puts control of managing Africa-focused research programs into the hands of Africans. The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) aims to be the African hub for peer-reviewing and managing […]

Lessons from Ebola: A vaccine fast track too slow demonstrates need to prepare for pandemic potential diseases

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The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Bukowski, who covered the 3rd International One Health Congress in Amsterdam for Science Speaks. The conference, from March 18-21, focused on how science can help prevent emerging infectious diseases, 75 percent of which are estimated to originate in animals. The One Health concept recognizes that human, animal […]