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What's happening in Sci4Dev this week? 16/03/2018

Scientists have uncovered the genetic structure of a strain of the bacteria that causes ‘typhoid superbug’ in Pakistan
15 March 2018

Announcements and News

  • DFID & DHSC published the HMG response to ICAI recommendations on the UK aid response to global health threats – gov.uk
  • Wellcome Trust, PHE & Aga Khan University scientists have uncovered the genetic structure of a strain of the bacteria that causes ‘typhoid superbug’ in Pakistan, which is resistant to five classes of antibiotics – Wellcome Trust
  • MRC, BBSRC, ESRC & NERC funded scientists showing how natural, physical and social may be inadvertently altering the patterns of disease spread - MRC
  • BBSRC and Wellcome Trust funded research proves that placenta defects are a factor in prenatal deaths - BBSRC
  • MRC secures £40m for new UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) building - MRC
  • AHRC & Wellcome Trust launches Health Humanities Medal to celebrate projects improving health and wellbeing - AHRC

Latest from the UKCDS Blog

'Working towards creating equity in global research collaborations'

With the first ever Research Fairness Initiative report published by the World Health Organisation's Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases in February 2018, what's next for the RFI?

Funding

Reports and Events

Other News and Interesting Links

  • Boaty McBoatfacecompletes first under-ice Antarctic mission - NERC
  • Promising signals for UK-EU aid partnerships post-Brexit - Bond
  • African women and their diaspora will drive global research - SciDevNet
  • All gender inequality is not equal- The Lancet
  • Emma Rosen