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2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...

2014-02-13 23:04:30

David Rockefeller, Jr. was voted 2013 YachtWorld Hero from among five finalists by an independent group of boating journalists and marine industry members. Rockefeller was cited particularly for his founding and leadership of the ocean conservation non-profit, Sailors for the Sea. Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, Boat Trader and boats.com, today announced its selection of David Rockefeller, Jr. as...

2013-12-26 23:00:21

Motion Math receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Noyce Foundation grants to improve efficacy of mobile education tools. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Motion Math, an educational software company creating conceptual mobile math games, today received grants from the Noyce Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an educational assessment platform. The platform will correlate mobile math learning experiences to mastery of Common Core math...

2013-12-10 20:21:48

SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norman B. Rice announced today his intention to retire as president & CEO of The Seattle Foundation, as he enters his 40th year in public and community service to the Puget Sound region and the nation. Rice will continue to serve until a successor is chosen, anticipated to be summer 2014. Drawing on his experience as a Seattle City Council member, two-term mayor of Seattle, and president of the National Conference of Mayors,...

2013-12-09 23:01:01

Rwandan e-Health Coordinator and India-Based Partnership Earn Top Honors Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 The mHealth Alliance, an organization dedicated to advancing the use of mobile technologies to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, announced this evening the winners of the Holly Ladd mHealth Pioneer Award and the mHealth Alliance Collaboration Award. This marks the first time that the Alliance has extended these honors. Dr. Richard Gakuba of Rwanda...

2013-11-20 16:26:24

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Episcopal Relief & Development announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Episcopal agency, in collaboration with its Ghanaian partner, ADDRO (the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization), will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "Testing a Financing Solution & Technical Assistance...

2013-11-20 12:28:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new round of winners as part of its Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. GCE grants fund innovative ideas to tackle persistent global health and development problems. Winning proposals this round will tackle a wide range of issues including: using social data for social good, the next generation of condom, helping women farmers in the developing world, new interventions for neglected...

Secret Of Short Stems
2013-11-12 14:21:25

Max Planck Institute Arabidopsis plants that only reach half their normal height have a mutation in the biosynthesis of the plant growth factor gibberellin The normal height to which plants grow is a critical trait. In the wild Arabidopsis thaliana uses the same genetic changes in the biosynthesis of the growth factor gibberellin to cut its size in half as found in semi-dwarf varieties of rice and barley that have been bred by people. When expressing the same phenotype, various plant...

2013-10-28 12:25:47

MEDIA ALERT - WEDS OCT 30, 6:00 PM - PHOTO/VIDEO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, will award Sir Elton John this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for his advocacy on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS, and for the...

2013-10-17 12:31:18

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the World Food Prize symposium, Prime Minister Tony Blair announced a collaboration between his Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and the World Food Prize Foundation to launch the 40 Chances Fellows program. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, a new book written by Howard G. Buffett, inspired the program, which will encourage innovation in developing market-based approaches that...