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Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Impact - Shedding New Light on Child Brain Development

Given the incredible scientific advances we read about every day in field after field, it’s stunning how little we know about certain things. One of the fields where we have the most to learn is brain development. Dr. Clare Elwell, a professor of medical physics at University College London, has an idea that may help open up this black box around babies’ brains—and, eventually, start driving down the number of children who are cognitively impaired.

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Innovation: Everything Old is New Again

When we think about scientific innovation, we tend to imagine the future: new drugs, ground-breaking methods, technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible. But good researchers don’t just look forward; they also reach into the past for inspiration—sometimes centuries into the past. That’s exactly what Dr. Miguel Prudêncio and his colleagues at Lisbon’s Instituto de Medicina Molecular are doing to create a approach to malaria vaccine development: they’re taking their cue from the very first vaccine.

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Learning Across Geographies: Common Challenges and Innovative Approaches to Save Mothers and Babies

A community of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) practitioners gathered to share what’s worked in the field, how, and why. Read about how they created a marketplace of strategies and identified new approaches to adapt to their own settings.

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Innovation: Using New Tools to Develop New Solutions

If you gave a box with 400 LEGO pieces to a group of children, you’d get back some amazing creations. When the Gates Foundation, the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched the Malaria Box challenge in 2012, we wanted to tap into the same kind of ingenuity. But instead of LEGOS, our box included 400 different chemical compounds that are active against the malaria parasite. And instead of castles or monsters or suspension bridges, we were building new treatments with the power to help us end malaria for good.

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A Teachable Moment in Higher Ed

Dan Greenstein shares his thoughts about what for-profits can teach higher education about staying relevant in a rapidly changing landscape.

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