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Muhammad Ali Pate was one of three candidates to lead the Global Fund, but the group has decided to reopen its search. DFID/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

After fracas, Global Fund abandons plan to pick new chief and reopens search

Leaks. Concerns about alienating President Donald Trump. Allegations about conflicts of interest. All of those reasons factored in to a surprise decision today by the…

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HIV surface proteins (salmon) rapidly mutate to dodge antibodies (lime and blue) so some vaccines direct immune responses to viral pieces that rarely change. Donald Bliss and Sriram Subramaniam/NIH

AIDS vaccine may be ‘functional cure’ for some

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—Positive results from small clinical studies without control groups often get dismissed as anecdote, and for good reason: Many don’t pan out in more…

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A patient arrives in an isolation ward during a 2014 outbreak of deadly Lassa fever in Sierra Leone. Credit: Lam Yik Fei/Contributor/Getty Image

A half-billion-dollar bid to develop vaccines against the next viral threat

A coalition that aims to develop new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases has nearly half a billion dollars in its coffers and its first three…

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