Thursday, February 11, 2016
  1. Vaccines Versus Superbugs

    Jim O'Neill

    Vaccines Versus Superbugs

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     highlights the role that immunization can play in impeding antimicrobial resistance.

    Vaccine syringe

    The Zika virus – like Ebola before it – has focused international attention on how vaccines can contain unexpected outbreaks of infectious diseases. But vaccines also have an important role to play in protecting us against a far more deadly and far more predictable threat: drug-resistance infections. READ MORE

  2. Connecting the Red Sea

    Fahd Al Rasheed

    Connecting the Red Sea

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     promotes an effort to boost infrastructure and logistics capabilities throughout the region.

    Red Sea and boat

    The Red Sea is essential to world trade, but little of the wealth generated remains in the region. A coordinated effort to improve infrastructure and logistics would position the countries surrounding the Red Sea as destinations for global investment and international trade. READ MORE

  3. Commuting the Motor-Neuron Death Sentence

    Krishna Chinthapalli

    Commuting the Motor-Neuron Death Sentence

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     reports that stem-cell and gene therapies offer the best hope of saving the lives of ALS sufferers.

    Stem cell

    More than six decades after the American baseball player Lou Gehrig died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative disorder characterized by the death of the nerve cells that the brain uses to activate muscles, the disease remains incurable and fatal. But that may change with the advent of stem-cell and gene therapies. READ MORE

  4. Promises to Keep in 2016

    Bill Gates, ET AL

    Promises to Keep in 2016

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    &  set out the three main areas on which their foundation will focus its attention this year.

    Children playing with water

    Since the turn of the century, remarkable strides have been taken toward a world in which every person has the chance to lead a healthy, productive life. But while further progress is possible, it is not inevitable. READ MORE

  5. The Return of Public Investment

    Dani Rodrik

    The Return of Public Investment

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     holds up Ethiopia, Bolivia, and India as examples that other countries should emulate.

    Modern conveyor belt for pedestrians

    Using public investment to drive economic growth – often derisively called “capital fundamentalism” – has long been out of favor among development experts. But if one looks at the countries that, despite strengthening global economic headwinds, are still growing rapidly, one will find that public investment is doing much of the work. READ MORE

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