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Obama administration proposes increased funding for antibiotic resistance, sustained investments for HIV

Obama administration proposes increased funding for antibiotic resistance, sustained investments for HIV
February 12, 2016

Members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America were “encouraged” by a $43 million increase in federal funding proposed by President Barack Obama, however, members of the HIV Medicine Association were not as optimistic about the planned funding for HIV research.

The 2017 fiscal year budget proposed earlier this week includes an $877 million investment that would be allocated to several organizations for interventions that reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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WHO releases Zika guidance for pregnant women

February 11, 2016
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GI outbreak sickens 186 students at Pennsylvania college

February 11, 2016
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Novel microbiome therapy appears to prevent recurrent C. difficile infection

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An investigational oral microbiome-based therapeutic safely and effectively prevented recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in patients with multiple recurrent…
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