Save Lives. Play Video Games?

  A few years back we posted about about a protein folding video game that kicked off this movement to crowdsource solutions to complex problems. This new game “Malariaspot” will hopefully show how powerful collaborative energy can be when harnessed effectively.  Here’s what they say: The Malariaspot game is a kick-off proof-of-concept experiment, which is…


NIH Grant for Mobile Health

The NIH Fogarty International Center for Advancing Science for Global Health is cashing in on information and communication technologies (ICT). They’ve pooled together $1.6 million in grants for 5 deserving institutions.  The NIH is looking for compelling ways to train scientists to incorporate ICT in resource-poor settings. “As low- and middle-income countries become increasingly wired,…


Non-Specific Vaccine Effects

SAGE Advice An interesting paradigm is developing in the vaccine literature between specific and non-specific effects of vaccination. Specific vaccine effects give disease protection and are independent of the order in which vaccines are given. Non-specific effects refer to the effects a vaccine might have on the overall immune system, which seems to depend on…

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