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IMF no longer forces 'structural adjustment': Lagarde

Washington - The International Monetary Fund has changed and no longer imposes tough "structural adjustment" programs as it did in poor countries two decades ago, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

New device to speed up new drug development

A development in drug testing has been developed. At the moment expensive clinical trials with animals are required. The new device simulates the gastro-intestinal tract and how it absorbs medication.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Inequality, discrimination key obstacles to development: UN

New York - Inequality and discrimination, particularly towards women, are among the world's biggest obstacles to development, a UN report published Wednesday said.The study, which collected data from 176 countries, stressed that growing inequality may undermine p...
In the Media by AFP

World Bank pledges $2 billion for Myanmar

Yangon - The World Bank announced on Sunday a $2 billion development programme for Myanmar, including projects to improve access to energy and healthcare in the impoverished former military-ruled nation.
In the Media by AFP

Top ten science breakthroughs

The magazine Science has selected the most significant scientific breakthroughs during 2013. The Digital Journal has selected some of the most interesting.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

New link between gut bacteria and autism

In a new study, scientists dosed mice modeling autism with a human gut bacterium. The dose reversed some disorder-associated behaviors in the animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Nokia create challenges to make apps for visually impaired

Chicago - Accessible applications on cell phones, even in today's age, are hard to come by. Developers either don't want to include accessibility or don't consider that disabled people may want to use their applications.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 1 comment

Quiet conditions are bad for new-borns in care

Neonatal intensive care units are full of life-saving equipment and people. It could be that the noise that the equipment makes also helps new-borns recover from serious health conditions.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Studying bird song explains how babies learn to speak

New York - Researchers have identified similarities between the way birds learn new songs and how babies learn to speak. It all comes down to transitions between syllables.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Mangroves and locals threatened by El Salvador tourism aid plans Special

Communities and mangroves are under threat from plans to develop the east coast of El Salvador, according to local groups and environmentalists.
Digital Journal Report by Lara Whyte - 3 comments
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Antibiotic Resistance Using Crystallography

Scientists at the University of Bristol, together with collaborators at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, have solved...
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WE SHALL NEVER CLOSE OUR EYES WHILE WE PRAY !

It is a new dawn in Turkana county.Oil has been discovered. Turkanas now have something to smile at as oil now is in...

The Morality of Child Labor

From the comfort of their plush offices and five to six figure salaries, self-appointed NGO's often denounce child...
Mar 24, 2011 by Sam Vaknin - 1 comment
 

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