2 hrs ago
Gates Fellowship addresses parasite infection in developing world
Washington University in St. Louis announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
6 hrs ago
Women In Poorest Countries Still Need More Modern Contraception
Women in the poorest countries of the developing world have unmet demands for reliable modern contraception, such as condoms and contraceptive pills, a recent study finds.
10 hrs ago
IUPUI Professor Provides Retrospective as Rockefeller Foundation Turns 100
Before there was a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation or a Ford Foundation, there was the Rockefeller Foundation, whose philanthropic muscle dominated scientific and medical research for four decades.
14 hrs ago
Common Core or Hardcore: Nowhere Else to Go
The intended consequences of the education reform movement have finally shaken out due to the debate over Common Core.
Mon May 20, 2013
New Test Better Detects Elephantiasis Worm Infection
A new diagnostic test for a worm infection that can lead to severe enlargement and deformities of the legs and genitals is far more sensitive than the currently used test, according to results of a field study in Liberia, in West Africa, where the infection is endemic.
4 Germs Cause Most of Infants' Severe Diarrhea
Just four germs are responsible for most of the severe and fatal diarrhea among the world's infants, according to a large new study.
Sun May 19, 2013
IWK to help develop sewerage industry in Africa
KUALA LUMPUR: Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd has been invited by the Water Sanitation for Africa - a Pan-African inter-governmental agency - to contribute towards development of sewerage industry in African countries.
Fri May 17, 2013
San Jacinto: Valedictorian learned success takes hard work, sacrifice
As the San Jacinto Valley Academy Class of 2013 valedictorian, Andrea Franco will be giving a farewell speech to her senior classmates at the commencement ceremony on June 4. "People think I'm always studying but I have responsibilities after school - I care for my younger brothers and volunteer at their after-school program," Franco said.
Colorado school board worries IT program state picked risks Jefferson County student privacy
Almost two years after the Colorado Department of Education asked Jefferson County Public Schools to participate in a pilot program to streamline management of student information, some members of the state Board of Education are concerned it may compromise student and parent privacy.
Thu May 16, 2013
Bill Gates crowned world's richest person, once again
With a $72.7 billion fortune, Gates is now $550 million ahead of Slim , according to Bloomberg .
Winner! Bill Gates is once again the richest man in the world
The reason for Gates' rise to the top is in part due to the rising stock price of Microsoft, which reached a five year high at the close of trading today.
Texas launches online tool to compare state's higher education institutions
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board today launched Compare College TX an online, interactive tool designed to make the most relevant data about public higher education in Texas available to everyone.
Malaysian National News Agency
Indah Water Signs MoU For Sewerage Management In Africa
KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 -- Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding with Water Sanitation for Africa , a pan-African inter-governmental agency, to provide technical know-how and consultancy services in sewerage management in African countries.
Wed May 15, 2013
Schoolgirls to get cancer vaccine
Speaking during the health budget vote debate in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Motsoaledi said government hoped to negotiate lower prices for the vaccine, which treats the Human Papilloma Virus - the major cause of cervical cancer among women.
Campbell High Student Wins Gates Millennium Scholarship
Out of 54,000 applicants nationwide, one Campbell High School student has been selected to receive the Gates Millennium Scholarship .
Tue May 14, 2013
Medical News Today
Implementation Research Is The Biggest Priority To Advance The Global Plan To Reduce Child Diarrhea
While considerable recent progress has been made against childhood diarrheal diseases, the number of children dying from diarrhoea remains unacceptably high.
Tioki Founder Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Connects Educators Through Online Network
While most people concentrate on curriculum, a large part of education reform will require revolutionary ideas about professional development for teachers.
APSU is one of seven colleges to receive National Grant
The University was named to the Next Generation Learning Challenges Breakthrough Models Incubator grant program, an initiative managed by the nonprofit organization Educause with support from the League for Innovation in the Community College and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Omidyar Names Kubzansky VP Of Intellectual Capital
Omidyar Network today announced that Mike Kubzansky has joined the philanthropic investment firm in the newly created role of vice president, intellectual capital.
Global Leaders Unite to End Polio -- But Where Is the U.S.? | Commentary
Last month, the U.S. government stood on the sidelines as much of the world united for the final push to eradicate polio.