During slavery, most black slaves were denied formal education and in fact many laws were passed in the South prohibiting slave literacy in the aftermath of various slave rebellions. Even free blacks in the century before and after the Civil War were limited in their access to mainstream, quality education and vocational training. This limited […]

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After surviving three mass extinction events in the earth’s history, cycads, the oldest living seed plants are facing a growing threat of extinction. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the latest global conservation assessment for cycads today, which shows that cycads are the most threatened group of organisms to have been assessed […]

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Giving young women small, regular cash payments can reduce their dependence on sexual relationships with older men, which also lowers their HIV risk, according to a new study by the World Bank. Malawi’s southeastern Zomba district, where the survey took place, has high rates of poverty and HIV – up to 22 percent, compared to […]

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The concavity: The ‘shape of life’ and the control of bone differentiation South African scientists, in collaboration with their international counterparts have made ground-breaking discoveries in the field of bone research. How does bone regrow? Can we initiate bone regeneration? What are the triggers and what does shape have to do with it? In this […]

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The African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI), launched in 2004 by the U.S. National Academies and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a 10-year effort to strengthen the capability of African science academies to provide independent, evidence-supported advice to inform African government policy making and public discourse related to improving human health. […]

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Making life sciences organizations better through IT innovation The life sciences industry is experiencing change across the board, from patent expiry and generic competition, pricing pressures and more stringent regulation to emerging markets and increased M&A. Organizations are seeking new business models, which means capitalizing on emerging and evolving technologies to push for stronger sales […]

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WHAT IS A WORLD-CLASS TEACHER? This summer, we heard from students, teachers, PTA members, superintendents, Schools of Education deans, business leaders and more to uncover what it means to be a world-class teacher. These individuals have six characteristics that enable them to educate their students in the best ways possible. WORLD-CLASS TEACHER PROFILE COLLABORATOR A […]

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What is the Sciences Forum? The Sciences Forum is an early-stage investor and business development conference for emerging companies and academic innovators. The objective of the meeting is to connect emerging companies with early-stage investors, business development professionals, and medical research foundations with the goal of advancing new innovations into clinical development. The Summit provides […]

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