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Discreet contraception for world’s poorest countries

January 15, 2019

Innovative microneedle technology is being developed as an effective, pain-free and discreet method of delivering contraception across the…
Solar cells can pave the way to prosperity in Africa

December 28, 2018

Solar cells could help many African countries obtain cheap electricity, provide more jobs, and experience economic growth without…
Walter Suza hopes a review of 58 scientific studies related to Bt corn and biotechnology will encourage more African nations implement technology capable of helping farmers combat emergent pests such as the fall armyworm. Photo by Bob Elbert, Iowa State University
Anti-GMO sentiment has repercussions for developing world

December 12, 2018

Anti-GMO sentiment holds back agricultural advancement in the developing world, but an Iowa State University agronomist hopes his…
Rejecting the Status Quo of Maximum Possible Population on Earth

October 30, 2018

Research out of UC Santa Barbara suggests population growth in central Africa could be less dire than current…
Solar power could electrify sub-Saharan Africa

October 17, 2018

Solar energy could be the key to providing low-cost, highly reliable energy to the roughly 600 million people…
Unseen infections harming world’s children, new research reveals

October 13, 2018

Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development, new…
NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries

September 21, 2018

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.5 million for an international research program to prevent and treat…
People in developing countries are more likely to contract surgical infections

February 17, 2018

Drug-resistant bacteria is a really scary phenomenon and scientists are still trying to figure out what is causing…
New cheap, sustainable water treatment devices for developing countries

July 12, 2017

A multi-disciplinary research project at the University of Bath hopes to develop an efficient, portable and low cost…
Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create 2 Million New Jobs in Developing World

July 19, 2016

Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based…
Gender inequality linked to child malnutrition and mortality

March 23, 2016

People in the Western world mostly have resolved gender inequality or at least are heading to the right direction.…
Scientists estimated population of Central African Pygmies to be around 920,000

January 19, 2016

Although we live in the 21st century and we may think we know a lot about the population…
Computer scientists to make financial products better and more available for the poor

January 13, 2016

In Kenya, the ease of transferring money via mobile phone has increased incomes in rural areas, enabled small…
Bringing microgrids to rural villages

June 2, 2015

An estimated 1.3 billion people around the world lack access to electricity, and as a result spend scarce…
Power to the People with a Help of Science

June 1, 2015

In the beginning, Eric Brewer and Paul Gauthier created Inktomi. And they saw that it was good. In…
The plastic surgeon Louise Caouette-Laberge restores faces

May 20, 2015

Upon her arrival at the Mère-Enfant le Luxembourg Hospital in Bamako, little Kadiatou had a severe facial deformity.…
The Economics of Change

May 18, 2015

The ice dispenser plops a few cubes into your glass, and you resume clicking away on your tablet.…
A proven approach to helping the ultra-poor

May 15, 2015

Anti-poverty research led by a Yale University economist may have cracked the data code for helping the world’s…
Two thirds of the world have no access to surgery

April 29, 2015

Two thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, finds new study. New…
Portable MRI could aid wounded soldiers and children in the Third World

April 24, 2015

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are developing an ultra-low-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system that could be…
Sending money back home: Can it be improved?

April 24, 2015

Millions of people work abroad as maids, construction workers and other low-wage laborers. The money they send back…
Bridging the gap between short-term humanitarian relief and long-term development

December 3, 2014

Imagine if, instead of delivering aid to refugees in post-conflict zones like northern Uganda, development professionals worked hand-in-hand…
How $1 Can Make A Difference For Tanzanian Astronomy

August 18, 2014

  If you have a dollar to spare, why not share it? That’s the attitude that Astronomers Without…
GEARing technology for developing markets

July 30, 2014

Several years ago, as a graduate student at MIT, Amos Winter spent a summer in Tanzania surveying wheelchair…
Is Africa’s economic growth unsustainable?

July 17, 2014

Several popular journals such as The Economist reported about rapid economic growth and bright future perspectives of African countries…
Does a mental “feedback loop” prevent the poorest from exploring ways to change their lives?

May 28, 2014

The World Health Organization has estimated that 1.5 billion people live on less than $1 a day. One…
Cornell experts help make old clothes new again

February 19, 2014

Cornell fiber scientists and fashion designers, working with a Canadian apparel company, are making sustainability chic by refashioning…
How microfinance disappointed the developing world

February 18, 2014

In 1976, a small experiment was conducted in the poverty-stricken and flood ravaged Bangladeshi village of Jobra. Professor…
Obesity in Samoa: A global harbinger?

February 18, 2014

Solving the mystery of how the population of the Samoan archipelago developed one of the world’s highest rates…
Sweet service: Student aids Cameroon cocoa farmers

February 18, 2014

In an isolated jungle village in southwestern Cameroon, Cornell undergraduate Timothy Smith ’14 is laying the roots for…
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