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Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Generic HIV Drug

The US Department of Health & Human Services reports that 1.1 million individuals in the United States are living with HIV. Furthermore, in 2016, 39,782 individuals were diagnosed with the virus. The good news is, thanks to antiretroviral therapy, a HIV diagnosis no longer equates to a death sentence. Now, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. has announced that

Making Poverty History Is The Best Job In Government

Poor old Penny Mordaunt, says Ian Birrell in The Times. He seems to think that she’s got the worst job in government but I disagree. While other new Cabinet Ministers struggle with crises they inherit from their predecessor, she’s been given a political and policy platform to secure her own place in history. On Channel 4 News

Can Business Help Heal the World?

As world leaders prepare to descend on Davos, Switzerland for the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the mood music is undeniably fractious. Divisions loom large in socio-political discourse, and strategic fissures have emerged across multiple international fronts. Delegates in Davos are being encouraged to confront the challenges head-on under this year’s ambitious theme, “Creating

More investors are putting their money where their beliefs are

It used to be fairly simple to pick companies considered socially responsible investments. All an investor had to do was avoid business associated with alcohol, tobacco, weapons and gambling. That approach to ethical investing would greenlight just about any company involved in health care or technology with little or no regard for how the company

The coming of age of gene therapy: A review of the past and path forward

After three decades of hopes tempered by setbacks, gene therapy—the process of treating a disease by modifying a person’s DNA—is no longer the future of medicine, but is part of the present-day clinical treatment toolkit. The Jan. 12 issue of the journal Science provides an in-depth and timely review of the key developments that have

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Why Personal Finance Education Is Important

When the question of who needs personal financial education comes up, the people that come to mind are those who probably deal who business or those seeking to invest. Most people would not be bothered with any financial education, and they are always under the false illusion that they are in touch with their finances.

Can The Wave Of Boomer Entrepreneur Retirements Create A Surge Of Worker-Owned Businesses?

If you work at a textile or furniture factory in Western North Carolina, you probably don’t belong to a union; the region usually ranks as the least unionized part of the United States. But a growing number of companies in the area, which includes the city of Asheville and smaller Appalachian towns, are considering a different

Jet Stream Changes Since 1960s Linked to More Extreme Weather

Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The research is the first reconstruction of historical changes in the North Atlantic jet stream prior to the 20th

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Defining Social Innovation

How Social Innovation Differs From Social Entrepreneurship Although social entrepreneurship has become a popular rallying point for those trying to improve the world, social change can happen outside of them. As a matter of fact, solutions have historically come from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors. The concept of social innovation focuses attention on the ideas

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Sharing the wealth: The push for workers to buy the companies that employ them

Carolyn Berke knows the challenges of owning a food business in the Bay Area. As the owner of Union City-based Niles Pie Company for several years — and having owned and worked in bakeries on the East Coast — she’s experienced some of the industry’s long-standing challenges: a struggle to find and keep employees in

Honor Dr. King’s Memory: Rethink What You Know About Poverty

“There is no excuse for living in poverty in this great country other than refusing an education, making poor decisions.” If we’re ever to move past this divisive point in time, it’s critical to engage in discussion, especially with those far from us on the ideological spectrum. I had been discussing poverty with a man

Why the Rewards for Ambitious Problem Solving Are About to Get Bigger

A decade ago, Microsoft was considered a dinosaur. It had missed the shift to mobile, was out of step with consumer tastes, and seemed too big and slow to adapt to a digital world that was moving at hyperspeed. Yet today the company is thriving again, largely driven by its growing cloud business. This is not

Union Organizer Thinks Traditional Organizing Is A Lost Cause

If anyone has shown a keen understanding of how to unionize workers in America, it’s David Rolf. In the 1990s, he was a key player in the Service Employees International Union winning the right to represent some 74,000 home care aides in Los Angeles–the largest union organizing campaign since the 1940s. In his present post,

We are all social entrepreneurs

There’s much to be hopeful about in the rise of socially conscious companies around the world. And it’s not just my generally sunny optimism; this trend is backed by substantive statistics. The first public benefit corporation legislation in the United States was passed in Maryland in 2010. Today, there are more than 4,000 public benefit

New Therapeutic Strategy Exerts a Regenerating Effect in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is currently the second most widespread neurogenerative pathology. It is a motor disorder caused by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the black substance of the brain. These neurons are the nerve cells that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in the modulation of involuntary movements. The research carried out

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Why this could be one of the best ways to invest in America’s future

Millennials, the generation born between the early 1980s and the mid-to-late 1990s, make up about one-third of today’s U.S. workforce. They are better educated than previous generations, with a greater proportion of them possessing a college degree. Because they have lived through the Great Recession, they are more risk averse. They are also more likely

MIT Spinout PlenOptika Develops Portable Device for Corrective Lens Prescriptions

Vision impairment is a major global issue. More than 2 billion people worldwide don’t have access to corrective lenses. Getting eyeglasses prescriptions is especially difficult in developing countries. Optometrists are generally located in urban centers and rarely see patients from rural areas, so many people suffer from uncorrected impairments. According to the World Health Organization,

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