Harvard grad heads home to take on one of Ghana’s biggest problems

Returning to return. Following graduation, MacLean “Mac” Sarbah will return house to Ghana to assist handle among his nation’s most significant social issues: youth joblessness. After graduation, MacLean Sarbah is heading to his native Ghana to handle among the nation’s most significant social issues– youth joblessness Likewise in the Series Tracy K. Smith chose primary … Read more

New imaging reveals previously unseen vulnerabilities of HIV: Breakthrough opens new paths to fight against the deadly virus

Imagine that HIV is a sealed tin can: if you opened it, what would you find inside? An international team led by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Tufts University School of Medicine, and the University of Melbourne think they know. For the first time, they have visualized what the “open … Read more

Harvard’s Board of Overseers’ president and president-elect discuss roles

Overseeing progress Susan Carney, current president of the Board of Overseers, and Michael Brown, president-elect for 2019-20, discuss their roles and the challenges that face higher education. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer An interview with the current and future presidents of the alumni board that acts as a ‘Socratic steward of the University’ On a recent … Read more

Plant compounds could provide the answer for blindness caused by diabetes, say experts

Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA. The scientists have found and tested compounds from a group of plants that could … Read more

Is it genetic code or postal code that influence a child’s life chances? Study provides insights on children’s physical and mental health risk outcomes; genetics are a small piece of the puzzle

Most children inherit both their postal code and their genetic code from their parents. But if genetic factors influence where families are able to live and children’s health and educational success, improving neighborhoods may not be enough. Latest research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and University of California at Irvine, provides new … Read more

Identifying the grass pollen that gets up your nose: First results of a major three-year project to analyze airborne grass pollen

Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts to the 25% of the UK population who live with either asthma or hay fever. This follows the first results of a major three-year project to analyse airborne grass pollen. The first year’s findings, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, have shown that … Read more

Virtual reality offers benefits for Parkinson’s disease patients

A customized Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) VR system known at the University of Utah as the Treadport. The Treadport is made up of: 1) a six-by-ten foot speed matching treadmill, 2) three eight-by-eight foot rear projection screens, 3) a seven-camera Vicon motion capture system, and 4) a safety harness system. Credit: K. Bo Foreman, … Read more

Stillbirth threefold increase when sleeping on back in pregnancy

Research spearheaded by a University of Huddersfield lecturer has shown that pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and NOT on their back. Now the finding forms part of official NHS guidance designed to bring about reductions in the number of babies who are stillborn in the UK — … Read more

MOH, SFA investigating gastroenteritis cases at NUS residential college after 22 fall ill

A view of Ridge View Residential College at the National University of Singapore. (Photo: Ridge View Residential College) SINGAPORE: Authorities are investigating a gastroenteritis outbreak at the National University of Singapore’s Ridge View Residential College, after 22 people fell ill.  One person was hospitalised and is in stable condition, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore … Read more

New indicator-based model to assess spread of fecal bacteria in streams

Fecal bacteria – bacteria that are present in the digestive system of humans and animals – are known to contaminate waters. They can sometimes be a health hazard. Little research has been conducted into the spread and distribution of fecal bacteria in rivers and, above all, into their input from the surrounding landscape. Researchers from … Read more

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