Category Archives: Research and Development

TB vaccine quest gets second round of funding from public-private partnership

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Along with three new grants targeting neglected diseases carried by “kissing bugs” “snail carrying worms” and “gender-bending bacteria,” a second round of grants from the private-public partnership of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund will continue to target a familiar foe, with an added $5.65 million to develop a vaccine against tuberculosis, The GHIT fund […]

CROI 2014: With HIV treatment lag for men, life expectancy gender gap widens

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BOSTON, MASS. – When antiretroviral treatment finally came to rural South Africa, it led to one of the fastest life expectancy recoveries in public health history. But men did not benefit equally, according to data presented Thursday by Till Barnighausen from the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies and the Harvard School of Public […]