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The Daily Scoop: Hurricane Sandy, New HIV Test, and More

A roundup of the news for October 29: Hurricane Sandy, a new HIV test, and Malawi introduces the rotavirus vaccine.

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"Star Trek" Smartphones That Can Diagnose Malaria

Mobile phones can help diagnose malaria in rural areas. Imagine the lives that can be saved.

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Tuberculosis: Shining a Light on a Forgotten Disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched a groundbreaking action plan (2011-2015) to combat tuberculosis in Europe.

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Grand Challenges Explorations: One Great Idea, Two Pages

We’re on the hunt for innovation. The reason why is simple. Innovation fuels progress. And progress is what’s needed to solve the global health and development challenges we face.

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A Breakthrough in the Fight Against TB

On a Friday evening in 1882, Dr. Robert Koch stood before a rapt audience at the Berlin Physiological Society and presented a momentous discovery: the identification of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

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