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New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

Kite Patch makes people virtually undetectable by mosquitoes and could save millions around the world from mosquito-borne diseases. Full story

Temple Terrace wants to rebuild 'bat tower'

The city of Temple Terrace is working on a plan to rebuild a historic bat tower. Full story

Meet the United Nations' New Resident Entrepreneur

Elizabeth Gore discusses the evolution of the group's strategy to partner with entrepreneurs. Full story

Japanese drugmakers open 'libraries' in $100 million health project

LONDON (Reuters) - Five top Japanese drug companies are to open their "libraries" of experimental compounds to scrutiny by scientists hunting new treatments for malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases affecting the world's poor. Full story

FDA to launch tool to detect fake, substandard malaria drugs

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a hand-held device capable of identifying counterfeit or substandard malaria drugs and has signed a letter of intent with Corning Inc to manufacture the product. Full story

Protection offered by GSK malaria vaccine fades over time

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The effectiveness of an experimental malaria vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline wanes over time, with the shot protecting only 16.8 percent of children over four years, according to trial data. Full story

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  Drug-resistant malaria threatens millions

Scientists are battling to stop a drug-resistant malaria that could threaten the lives of millions. "We worry that we are running out of time," one scientist says. NBC News' Ian Williams reports from northwestern Thailand.

  Clinton: After the election, the gridlock will end

Speaking from the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president comments on the Obama’s administration’s foreign policy saying they’ve “done very well in a chaotic situation” and claims the fiscal cliff will be avoided. Clinton also talks about his push for anti-poverty plans and the foundation’s

  Big profits for Big Pharma?

Over the past decade, the top pharmaceutical companies have made over $690 billion dollars – not from life saving medical discoveries but from corporate mergers. Author Harriet Washington and panel discuss.

  Will spending cuts hurt the poor?

Rev. Jim Wallis joins Martin Bashir to talk about how extreme spending cuts might hurt the poor. He joins Martin Bashir to talk about a recent meeting the president had with church leaders.

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A HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, lies down at her home during a visit by a Service Yezu Mwiza home-based care team in Gatumba outside Bujumbura
A HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, lies down at her home during a visit by a Service Yezu Mwiza home-based care team in Gatumba outside Bujumbura

A HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, lies down at her home during a visit by a Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM- Good Jesus) home-based care team in Gatumba, outside Bujumbura, April 19, 2013. SYM is a Jesuit-run project seeking to prevent the spread of AIDS as well as to alleviate the su

A Service Yezu Mwiza nurse hands medication to an HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, at her home in Gatumba outside Bujumbura
A Service Yezu Mwiza nurse hands medication to an HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, at her home in Gatumba outside Bujumbura

A Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM- Good Jesus) nurse hands medication to an HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, at her home in Gatumba, outside Bujumbura, April 19, 2013. SYM is a Jesuit-run project seeking to prevent the spread of AIDS as well as to alleviate the suffering of those affec

A child is treated at a malaria clinic in Thailand.