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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

BCG's Head of Social Impact, Wendy Woods, Receives 'Women Leaders' Award
Wendy Woods, a senior partner at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and global leader of the firm's Social Impact practice, has received a Women Leaders in Consulting Award from Consulting magazine, the industry's premier trade publication. Woods, who is based in Boston, was one of 13 women the magazine recognized last night at a gala dinner at Manhattan's St

Spencer Trask & Company Announces Sponsorship of 2015 World Polio Day Event Presented by Rotary and UNICEF
Following a major global health milestone last month, Spencer Trask & Co. today announced its sponsorship of the 2015 World Polio Day event being hosted by Rotary and UNICEF. The live streaming event takes place on October 23 in New York City online at 6:30 PM EDT. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and others

National Emergency Operations Centers Support Long-Term Public Health Infrastructure in West Africa
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and officials from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone identified the need for public health emergency management systems and physical emergency operations centers (EOCs) to coordinate Ebola response activities

Noticing Tools(TM) -- Five New iPad Apps Created by New York Hall of Science -- Inspire Kids to Learn Math and Science
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) today announced a suite of five new iPad apps that will motivate students to learn fundamental math and science concepts and give teachers and parents a set of mobile resources that can inspire children's everyday explorations in the classroom, at home, on the playground or just about anywhere else

CDC Foundation and Partners Release Statistics on Global Adult Tobacco Use Covering 60 Percent of World's Population
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - Tobacco use represents the leading cause of death and disease in the world. Today, approximately 1.3 billion people use tobacco products and 6 million deaths each year can be attributed to tobacco use. Low- and middle-income countries bear much of the brunt of the tobacco use epidemic

MyDx Signs Exclusive Patent Sublicense Agreement for Chemical Sensing Technology
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - MyDx, Inc., (OTC PINK: MYDX), the developer of MyDx™ (My Diagnostic), the first handheld chemical analyzer for consumers, has signed an exclusive patent sublicense agreement with Next Dimension Technologies, Inc

Helen Keller International Raises More Than $1.5 Million Toward Preventing Blindness and Malnutrition Around the World
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Helen Keller International (HKI), a leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the causes and consequences of preventable blindness and malnutrition, continued its year-long Centennial Celebration with the 2015 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala on Monday, May 18, 2015. The event raised more than $1

Sika AG: SHAREHOLDER GROUP AROUND BILL AND MELINDA GATES FILES APPEAL AGAINST FINMA DECISION
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Critical Outcome Technologies Strengthens Its Board
LONDON, ON--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. ("COTI" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: COT)(OTCQB: COTQF) is very pleased to announce that Ms. Alison Silva has been appointed to the Board of Directors ("Board") of the Company as an independent director, subject to final regulatory approval.

Sika AG: FINMA REJECTS APPEAL AGAINST DECISION OF THE SWISS TAKEOVER BOARD
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Lutheran World Relief Responds to Deadly Earthquake in Nepal
BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - April 30, 2015) - Lutheran World Relief (LWR), a US-based humanitarian agency with a presence in Nepal, will distribute more than 9,240 quilts, 1,000 personal care kits and 100 water filtration units in hard-hit areas of Kathmandu following Saturday's devastating earthquake

New TED Talk Gives Reason Why Poverty Still Exists, Highlights Missing Link
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 20, 2015) - In a new TED Talk released today on TED.com entitled "The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now," International Justice Mission President and Founder Gary Haugen offers up the missing link in the decades-long fight against global poverty: putting an end to everyday violence against the poor. 

The Junior League of Dallas' Lyda Hill Receives the 2015 Mary Harriman Award at the 93rd Annual Conference of The Association of Junior Leagues International
The Association of Junior Leagues International today announced that noted philanthropist Lyda Hill is the winner of the 2015 Mary Harriman Award for Community Leadership. The award was made at AJLI's 93rd Annual Conference in Los Angeles on April 17.

2015 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala Celebrating Helen Keller International's Centennial Anniversary
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - Helen Keller International, a leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the causes and consequences of preventable blindness and malnutrition, celebrates its Centennial Anniversary with the 2015 Spirit of Helen Keller Gala on Monday, May 18, 2015.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SIKA AG OF APRIL 14,2015
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Landmark Indi Molecular(R) Publication in Nature Chemistry Suggests PCC Binding Technology May Enable Therapeutics for Previously Undruggable Targets Based on Mutations of a Single Amino Acid
Researchers at Caltech and Indi Molecular announced today a landmark publication in Nature Chemistry suggesting that the PCC (protein catalyzed capture) agent binding technology may enable the creation of highly specific therapeutics for targets that have long been considered undruggable. PCC technology was invented at Caltech and is being commercialized by Indi Molecular

Sika AG: SWISS TAKEOVER BOARD CONFIRMS APPLICATION OF OPTING-OUT CLAUSE
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Five Majors Announce Project ĀSMĀN to Reduce Maternal and New-born Mortality in India

Focus on International Cooperation for Global Access to Vaccines at the DCVMN 16th Annual AGM.
Business Wire IndiaUnder the auspices of the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (QSMI) of the Thai Red Cross Society and BioNet-Asia, the 16th Annual General Meeting of the Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) kicked off this week in Bangkok, Thailand.

Indi Molecular(R) and Sigma-Aldrich(R) Establish Collaboration to Explore Use of PCC Technology in Biological Tools
Indi Molecular, the maker of a synthetic replacement for monoclonal antibodies, today announced that it has entered into a co-development agreement with Sigma-Aldrich to explore the use of Indi Molecular's PCC technology with Sigma-Aldrich's line of biological tools

EducationSuperHighway Applauds Historic Action by FCC to Connect All of America's Students to High-Speed Broadband
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to approve Chairman Wheeler's latest proposal to continue modernization of the 18-year-old federal E-rate program. EducationSuperHighway applauds the Chairman and the Commissioners for ensuring that every school can connect to high-speed broadband, every classroom to Wi-Fi, and every student to a brighter, more connected future.

CDC Foundation Receives Nearly $4.6 Million to Track Tobacco Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2014) - The CDC Foundation has received a grant of nearly $4.6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to track tobacco use and tobacco control measures across sub-Saharan Africa. The four-year grant will enable the U.S

BrightScope Announces the Top 25 Seattle Area-Based Companies With the Best 401k Plans
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced the third ranking of Seattle area companies with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets.

Mymetics Announces New Collaboration to Advance the Development of an Innovative Malaria Vaccine Candidate
Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX), a pioneer in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines to prevent transmission of human infectious diseases, announced today that the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) has chosen Mymetics to develop and produce virosome based vaccine formulations for a malaria transmission-blocking vaccine candidate

Novartis and Malaria No More help fulfill malaria treatment goal in Zambia by raising funds for three million treatments through Power of One
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Quidel Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced today financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Bill Gates Serves as a Role Model to Successful Investor Matt Argall
What does the man who has everything spend his money on? Well, Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates, has apparently just spent $8.7 million dollars on a fabulous new home in Wellington, Florida and one resident who is very excited about welcoming Florida's new arrival is internationally successful entrepreneur and businessman Matt Argall.

Mymetics' Promising HIV Vaccine Candidate Obtains Funding to Begin Study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX), a pioneer in the research and development of virosome-based vaccines to prevent transmission of human infectious diseases across mucosal membranes, announced today that its innovative HIV vaccine candidate will enter a new preclinical trial to confirm excellent results obtained in a previous trial.

Mymetics' Promising HIV Vaccine Candidate Obtains Funding to Begin Study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute
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Canada's First Search Firm Focused on Recruiting Women for Board Seats Opens in Toronto
Pamela Jeffery, Founder of the Women's Executive Network (WXN) and Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards announced today the launch of Canada's first female corporate director search firm. Pamela Jeffery Search will offer clients unparalleled knowledge of highly-qualified women across Canada and the U.S. for corporate boards.

Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur Matt Argall Looks Up to Bill Gates' Charitable Work
Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest and most successful people of the world, announced a donation of $50 million to West Africa through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in their fight against the deadly disease. This donation constitutes the largest pledge to date made to a humanitarian crisis through the foundation

Unprecedented National Alliance Formed to Improve College Completion for Low-Income and First-Generation College Students; Raises $5.7 Million
In an unparalleled effort to ensure more low-income students can earn a college degree, eleven major public research institutions announced today an alliance that will test and disseminate proven innovations in education so colleges and universities across the country can be more successful in retaining and graduating all students.

Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Reveals New Home in Malaysia and New Funding Partner With Omidyar
AFI announced today that Malaysia, represented by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), will be the new host country for the Alliance for Financial Inclusion. The announcement was made at the organization's Annual General Meeting, kicking off the 2014 Global Policy Forum (GPF) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

GAM Holding AG appoints new Group Chief Executive Officer
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Ahead of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Report Urges U.S. Action to Curb Risks of Climate Change on Global Food Security
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 01, 2014) - This week, the Obama Administration unveiled the Climate Data Initiative's "Food Resilience" theme, aimed at empowering America's agricultural sector and strengthening the resilience of the global food system in a changing climate

Epistem Plc: Announcement of Collaborative Funding Agreement With Global Health Investment Fund I, LLC

America's Leading CEOs Urge FCC Commissioners to Support Chairman Wheeler's Proposal to Connect Millions of Students to Wi-Fi in 2015
Leading American CEOs today delivered a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that supports Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for E-rate modernization, which starts with ensuring ubiquitous Wi-Fi for millions of America's K-12 students

KineMedReceives Grant to Apply Novel Method for Measuring Muscle Mass in Infants and Children for the Diagnosis and Prevention of Malnutrition and Growth Stunting
KineMed, Inc. (www.kinemed.com) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to apply its novel, proprietary non-invasive measurement of skeletal muscle mass to pre-term and full-term infants and young children. The Principal Investigator, William Evans, Ph.D

Making Science Fiction a Science Reality: Finalist Teams Selected for $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE
XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, has announced the 10 finalist teams competing for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3

CDC Foundation Receives Three Grants Totaling $13.5 Million for Meningitis and Rotavirus Global Advancements
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - The CDC Foundation has received three grants totaling $13.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of millions worldwide. The grants will enable the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of the U.S

Oklahoma State University receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding from Gates Foundation

Education Startup Koru Raises $4.35 Million to Quickly Create and Place Workplace-Ready College Graduates
Koru (http://www.joinkoru.com/), an education startup focused on decreasing the staggering -- 44 percent -- underemployment rate among recent college graduates in the U.S., today announced $4.35 million in funding. Investors are Maveron, who led the round, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital and a16z seed as well as a small number of individual investors

Indi Molecular Expands Seed Round to $1.8 Million With Additional $300K From Asset Management Ventures
Indi Molecular, which pioneered a synthetic replacement for antibodies, today announced that it has raised an additional $300,000 from a new investor, Asset Management Ventures. With this investment, the company has expanded its seed round to a total of $1.8 million. The round was led by InterWest Partners and joined by several angel investors

Glass Ceiling or Not, These 100 Women Are Leading Their Fields
Today the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of the 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Co-Presented by KPMG and Scotiabank, this year's Awards saw an increase of representatives in sectors historically disassociated with female leadership, including representatives from the military, mining and manufacturing industries.

CDC Foundation Achieves Milestone of $400 Million Raised to Support CDC-Led Programs Since 1995
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - November 21, 2013) - Since 1995 the CDC Foundation has launched more than 700 programs and raised $400 million to advance the life-saving work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

European Vaccine Initiative: New Global Strategy for Prevention of Death and Disease From Malaria
The World Health Organization (WHO), together with the European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) as members of the Malaria Vaccine Funders Group, have today launched the updated Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap(1)

Lutheran World Relief Providing Shelter Repair, Debris Removal in the Philippines
BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - November 14, 2013) - In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) staff in the Philippines are working to begin distributing shelter repair kits and organize debris removal efforts in northern Cebu and western Leyte, two of the areas hardest-hit by the devastating storm.

Cambridge Friends School Hosts Personal Fab, STEM Luminaries for "Constructing Education" Panel Discussion, November 13
Cambridge Friends School (CFS), an independent school for grades Pre-K-8 and the only Quaker school in Massachusetts, will host an inspiring panel discussion titled "Constructing Education" on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m

Ericsson: ICT Fundamental to Global Sustainable Development

MetaMetrics Partners With LightSail Education to Provide Lexile Measures for Readers and Books in K-12 Classrooms
MetaMetrics®, developer of the Lexile® Framework for Reading, and LightSail Education®, a creator of digital literacy solutions, today announced that the LightSail, an adaptive literacy platform for K-12 students, now provides Lexile® measures for both readers and books

Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI) to Host the '23rd Annual PSA: The Pharmaceutical Strategy Conference,' September 23-25, 2013, Millennium Broadway Hotel (New York)
As the pharmaceutical industry strives to overcome many of today's challenges -- from siloed organizations to bureaucracy and inefficient decision-making -- pharmaceutical companies face ever-changing, complex and costly models of research and development

IUVA and IOA World Congress 2013, Las Vegas: Global Experts Discuss UV Technologies
The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and International Ozone Association (IOA) are presenting a joint World Congress at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 22-26, 2013. Participants will learn more about current UV technologies that disinfect air and water. Scientists, engineers, municipal and state water authorities and industry experts will attend.

Cannes Lions and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Launch 2013 Cannes Chimera Initiative with a New Global Creative Challenge for Social Good
Cannes Lions and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new brief for the Cannes Chimera Initiative, a creative competition that identifies innovative communications approaches to help solve global development problems. The initiative delivered its third challenge to the creative community in a brief announced at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

BCG Partners With TED to Explore Ideas That Are Transforming Business and Society
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world's leading management-consulting firms, today announced details of its 2013 partnership with TED, the influential nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading."

Gates Foundation Awards Grants to Test Ideas Ranging from using Big Data for Social Good to Inventing the Next Generation of Condoms
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new round of winners as part of its Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. GCE grants fund innovative ideas to tackle persistent global health and development problems

Xcode Wins $30,000 Grant for Improving Medication Adherence and Saving Lives through Technological Innovation
Xcode Life Sciences, a Chennai-based biotechnology start-up, today announced that they received a $30,000 grant from The Grand Challenges in Tuberculosis Control (GC-TBC) program to deliver an out-of-the-box mobile innovation to enhance TB medication adherence

Eisai Begins Free Supply of Diethylcarbamazine in Line with its Global Commitment to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis
Eisai Pharmatechnology & Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. (Headquarters: Visakhapatnam, President and Managing Director: Sanjit Singh Lamba) announced here today that it has begun the free supply of Diethylcarbamazine Citrate (DEC) 100 mg tablets produced at its Visakhapatnam Plant in India to the World Health Organization (WHO)

Digital Payments Can Benefit the Poor, and Be Good for Business
The global marketplace for financial services is failing the poor in the developing world, but could be improved to benefit both the poor and financial providers, according to a new study released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Fighting Poverty, Profitably: Transforming the economics of payments to build sustainable, inclusive financial systems

The Next Grand Challenge in India: Reinvent the Toilet

Women's Executive Network Reveals Winners of 2012 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards
Marking a decade of celebrating female leaders, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of the 10th Annual Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Each year, these awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors

13th DCVMN Conference: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Applauds Bio Farma
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation appreciates Indonesia, especially Bio Farma for hosting an esteemed Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) Annual General Meeting in Bali from October 31st - November 2nd, 2012. Dr

13th DCVMN Conference: Bio Farma Exports Products to 117 Countries
Indonesian vaccine-making company Bio Farma has exported its product to 117 countries, making it one of the largest exporters of vaccine in the developing world."Bio Farma produces 11 types of vaccines which all have been prequalified by WHO

13th DCVMN Conference: Bio Farma's Initiatives in Vaccine Cooperation Lauded
The Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) has lauded the initiatives and cooperation of Indonesian vaccine-maker Bio Farma, now the largest producer of oral polio vaccine in the world."Bio Farma produces 1

Bio Farma Offers Partnerships in Vaccine Development
Indonesian vaccine-maker Bio Farma President Director Iskandar said the company he leads is ready to partner with vaccine manufacturers in developing and Islamic countries, particularly in the research and development of new vaccines

Vaccine Experts to Attend 13th DCVMN Conference
At least 106 researchers and experts have confirmed attendance at the 13th annual general Meeting of Developing Countries Vaccine Manufacturers Network (DCVMN) in Bali, slated for October 31-November 2, 2012

Eisai Signs Global Agreement with Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz to Begin Development of New Medicines and Vaccines for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has signed a global agreement with Brazil's Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz ("Fiocruz") aimed at collaborations to develop new medicines and vaccines for malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Rio Salado College Awarded $970,000 NGLC Grant to Expand Student Pathways
Rio Salado College has been awarded $970,000 from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), an initiative dedicated to improving college readiness and completion to expand higher education pathways in early college programs, educational service partnerships and credit for prior learning. This award is part of the $5

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Announces Launch of the State Education Policy Center
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, announced today the launch of the State Education Policy Center (SEPC). The SEPC -- available online at http://sepc.setda

Essex Announces Recent Acquisition Activity
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), announced today the Company has purchased four apartment communities containing 464 units for a total purchase price of $119.8 million.

Eisai Partners with the Sabin Vaccine Institute in an Effort to Develop Vaccines for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement to supply the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Headquarters: Washington D.C., President: Dr

Public Media to Launch First-Ever AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY on September 22, 2012

8th Annual Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS) to Focus on Globalization of the Healthcare Market
The Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS) today announced that this year's SALSS conference will focus on the increasingly global nature of the Life Sciences industry with new markets like China and India fundamentally changing the industry. Leading scientists, corporate executives and investors will come together to better understand and profit from the new realities of healthcare

What's Making Money at Top Hotels and Resorts These Days? Honey
Hotels from Paris and Beijing to the rooftops of New York and San Francisco are benefitting from the buzz of beekeeping owing to a new trend in hotel attractions and amenities putting money on the honey at top properties.

Yang Yeo, Glenn Osaki & Michael Hilliard Named Spikes Asia 2012 Jury Presidents
Spikes Asia, the regional creative advertising and communications festival for Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce that this year's final three jury presidents are Yang Yeo who will chair the Design Jury, Glenn Osaki will lead the PR Jury, and Michael Hilliard has been appointed the first Branded Content & Entertainment Jury President

AMA Foundation Welcomes Four New National Board Members
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation welcomed four new members to the national philanthropic organization's Board of Directors. As elected members of the Board, these individuals will contribute their expertise to advance the mission of the AMA Foundation by ensuring that the organization successfully raises, stewards and administers funds for high-impact public health programs.

TEMPTIME CORPORATION Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development
Temptime Corporation has announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dawn Smith, PhD

Angela Merkel tops Forbes list of powerful women for second year in a row
Merkel is followed by Hillary Clinton and Dilma Rouseff

Towards Innovative Product Development for Affordable Baked Food Products
Uttar Pradesh, a major producer of wheat in India, and a leading producer of wheat-based baked products boasts of several manufacturing units. These units are run by small entrepreneurs who produce baked food products every day to cater to the growing demands of a population seeking convenience along with choice and taste

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints Girindre Beeharry to Lead the India Office
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Girindre Beeharry has assumed the leadership of its India Office headquartered in New Delhi, effective immediately. "Expanding our work and partnership in India is an important priority for the foundation, and we are very pleased that Girindre will be leading this effort," said Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Gates Foundation

Caltech and Integrated Diagnostics Researchers Receive Grand Challenges Point-of-Care Diagnostics Grant

Bill Gates rules out return to helm of Microsoft
Bill Gates has ruled out the possibility of ever returning to the helm of Microsoft and dismissed harsh barbs aimed at him by his former rival Steve Jobs.

'Poor, illiterate' Indians becoming 'guinea pigs' for Western drugs firms' trials
Pharmaceutical companies in the West have seized on developing countries like India over the past five years as a testing ground for drugs, where the research costs for lucrative products to be sold in the Western nations are very low.

Japan to give Pakistan 4.9-bn yen loan for polio eradication
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have jointly announced 4.9 billion yen loan to Pakistan as a part of the strategic partnership to eradicate polio in the country.

Soon, $100 sewage disposal system for Third World countries
A US researcher has come up with a proposal to develop a simple sewage disposal system for Third World countries, which will not only dispose off waste but also work without using any electricity or additional energy to destroy harmful germs.

Indian scientists pioneer 'electronic nose' to detect TB in 2 years
A team of Indian scientists has revealed that a prototype of a hand-held breathalyser for detecting tuberculosis infection could be available within two years.

Bill Gates hails 'huge milestone' in fight against malaria
A new malaria vaccine that has been shown to cut the risk of disease in young children by half could prevent millions of deaths a year.

New atlas charts prospects for malaria elimination
A new global atlas offers the first full-colour, detailed depiction of malaria now declining in many parts of the globe, predicting the possibility for the elimination of the disease.

First Results from Ongoing Phase III Trial Show Malaria Vaccine Candidate, RTS,S* reduces the risk of Malaria by half in African Children aged 5 to 17 Months
First results from a large-scale Phase III trial of RTS,S, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), show the malaria vaccine candidate to provide young African children with significant protection against clinical and severe malaria with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile

Gates scheme helped India avert 100000 HIV infections
A scheme funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation may have helped India slow the spread of HIV by about 100,000 cases in the past five years, a new study has suggested.

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