We look for a fruitful collaboration

For over three years, IAS officer Sumita Dawra was posted at the Indian mission in Beijing. During this period Dawra got to observe several aspects of the Chinese economy and society. The following is an excerpt from a book she wrote based on those observations. Being curious about the agricultural system in China, I got my […]

via An Indian bureaucrat is amazed by China’s ability to grow crops without soil — Quartz

After getting the short-end of the stick

There are very few black and Latinx investors, with only 2 percent of investment team members at VC firms identifying as black and just 1 percent identifying as Latinx, according to the National Venture Capital Association. This is where HBCU.vc comes in. HBCU.vc, a pivot from HBCU to Startup, aims to diversify the white, male-dominated…

via HBCU.vc trains students become venture capitalists — TechCrunch

The hidden reason American minorities are so much more likely to have diabetes — Quartz

In 1982, in the little town of Afton, North Carolina, residents sat down in the street, blocking trucks filled with toxic soil from heading to a local dump. The predominantly black town had been chosen as a dump site for the soil, which was contaminated with polybrominated biphenyls, or PCBs. (The soil was dug out…

via The hidden reason American minorities are so much more likely to have diabetes — Quartz

A race against time

Biomedical engineering can save lives. It draws on and integrates knowledge from disciplines like engineering, computer science, biomedical sciences, and public health as well as clinical practice. This knowledge is combined to improve health—often through the design of medical devices for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Most of Africa’s medical equipment is imported. “Equipment graveyards” become…

via Biomedical engineers from across Africa are collaborating to build medical devices — Quartz

More women in medical research improves findings

If we want to really understand human health, we need to get more women on medical research team. Researchers analyzed over 1.5 million papers and found that when a study has least one woman author, it’s more likely to include an analysis on gender and sex differences among research participants. The findings were published (paywall)…

via Female scientists make medicine better for all genders — Quartz