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10/29/2015 Cuba & The US: The Next Chapter

A Wednesday night ASTMH session brought Cuban scientists to Philadelphia to nurture the connection—and as chair Roger Glass, director of the Fogarty International Center at the NIH, said, scientist-scientist collaboration will be the glue that holds us together.

Scientific American - VIDEO

10/29/2015 Working in an Ebola Protection Suit

Scientific American checked out what doctors and nurses do in order to stay safe while caring for highly infectious patients.


10/27/2015 Nobel-winning drug 'tackles malaria'

A parasitic-worm-killing drug, whose discovery won the Nobel prize, may also cut cases of malaria, say researchers.


10/27/2015 Ivermectin, Drug for Parasitic Diseases Developed by Nobel Prize Winners, Could Also Control Malaria

A drug used for several decades to treat tropical diseases could also be effective for preventing the transmission of malaria, according to new research.

The Wall Street Journal

10/27/2015 Nobel-Winning Drug May Help Fight Malaria

A drug used widely for years to treat tropical diseases may also help stop malaria from spreading, potentially offering a powerful new tool in the fight to eradicate one of the world’s leading killers, according to preliminary new research.

10/26/2015 Signs of dengue virus reservoir in China

A strain of the virus that causes dengue fever is likely to be endemic to southern China, a study has found, challenging widespread views that all the country’s dengue is imported.

Deutsche Welle

10/12/2015 Dengue virus 'endemic' in China, say researchers

With India in the grip of a deadly dengue outbreak, a new study suggests the virus has also become endemic in neighboring China where it can persist year-round, increasing the risk of more frequent and severe outbreaks.


10/01/2015 Myanmar given an international boost to eliminate malaria

Groups from across the Myanmar political spectrum met with US and international bodies to discuss tangible steps toward the elimination of malaria in the region. 

Roll Call

08/15/2015 Malaria as a Catalyst for Change in Myanmar

In Washington D.C., recently, more than a dozen senior officials and politicians from Myanmar, some from groups with histories of deep mutual distrust, joined together in an extraordinary effort: to eliminate malaria from their deeply fragmented country. This is move that could have a dramatic effect on the global fight against the deadly parasitic disease. 


08/07/2015 Myanmar ministers and opposition leaders agree plan to eliminate malaria by 2030

Three Myanmar government ministries—health, defence, and foreign affairs—met representatives of three of Myanmar’s ethnic minority communities and of the main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, at a conference held at the University of Maryland on 3 August. 

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