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Performance of serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

July 18, 2019

Performance of serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

Mariana Lourenço Freire and colleagues find that the differences in the performance of the tests available for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil confirm the need for local studies before defining the diagnostic strategy.

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07/11/2019

Viewpoints

Globalists versus nationalists: Bridging the divide through blue marble health

Peter J. Hotez discusses the concern that new nationalist trends could curtail or halt the expansions in global health and highlights a global health trend, "blue marble health", that has the potential to resonate with nationalist regimes and allow for continued confrontation of neglected tropical diseases. Read the Viewpoint.

Image credit: Hotez PJ (2019)

Globalists versus nationalists: Bridging the divide through blue marble health

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06/06/2019

Editorial

Science tikkun: A framework embracing the right of access to innovation and translational medicine on a global scale

Peter J. Hotez redefines “science tikkun” as initiatives led by scientists to address the innovation gaps in global health and neglected diseases allowing illness and disease not only among the world’s vulnerable populations but especially among the huge numbers of poor living amid wealth and prosperity. Read the Editorial

Image credit: Hotez PJ (2019)

Science tikkun: A framework embracing the right of access to innovation and translational medicine on a global scale

07/18/2019

Policy Platform

From river blindness to river epilepsy: Implications for onchocerciasis elimination programmes

Robert Colebunders, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, and colleagues make the case that incorporating epilepsy diagnosis and management in patient care strategies is vital for the public health burden of onchocerciasis to be truly eliminated. Read the Policy Platform

Image credit: Otis Historical Archives of “National Museum of Health & Medicine”, Wikimedia Commons

From river blindness to river epilepsy: Implications for onchocerciasis elimination programmes

07/15/2019

Research Article

Protective CLH001 vaccine against glanders and melioidosis

In this study, Nittaya Khakhum, Alfredo G. Torres, and colleagues evaluate the protective efficacy of CLH001 against glanders and melioidosis in the more disease-resistant C57BL/6 mouse strain and their findings indicate that CLH001 serves as an effective live attenuated vaccine. Read the Author Summary

Protective CLH001 vaccine against glanders and melioidosis

Image credit: Khakhum N, Bharaj P, Myers JN, Tapia D, Walker DH, Endsley JJ, et al. (2019)

07/16/2019

Research Article

Leishmania braziliensis infection in dogs

Jamile Lago, Edgar M. Carvalho, Olívia Bacellar, and colleagues show that dogs, living in houses in an area of L. braziliensis transmission presented cutaneous and mucosal ulcers similar to the one presented by human and present data in favor of the participation of dogs in the transmission of L. braziliensis. Read the Author Summary

Leishmania braziliensis infection in dogs

Image credit: Lago J, Silva JA, Borja L, Fraga DBM, Schriefer A, Arruda S, et al. (2019)

07/15/2019

Research Article

Growth of biomedical research in Peru

Christopher W. Belter, Roger I. Glass, and colleagues conduct a bibliometric analysis that suggests that international training of Peruvian physician-scientists who built and sustained longstanding international partnerships with funding accelerated quality research on diseases of local importance. Read the Author Summary

Growth of biomedical research in Peru

Image credit: Belter CW, Garcia PJ, Livinski AA, Leon-Velarde F, Weymouth KH, Glass RI (2019)

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