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2014-02-13 08:25:23

CHICAGO, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS and OWSD recognize 2014 winners at the AAAS annual meeting Five chemists are being honored with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, each for research that looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems. The winning researchers, representing five regions of the...

2013-04-10 08:30:57

AMSTERDAM, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research excellence nominations accepted through September 15 to support research, build capacity and inspire a new generation of women scientists in the developing world The Elsevier Foundation [http://www.elsevierfoundation.org ], the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World [http://www.owsd.org ] (OWSD) and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world announced today their call for award nominations...

2013-02-16 08:20:26

BOSTON, February 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognition of early-career women scientists helps to support medical research, build strong research cultures, and inspire a new generation Five medical and life science researchers from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin today received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for work that could contribute to life-saving knowledge and...

2011-09-29 09:58:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Outstanding young biologists, chemists, physicists and mathematicians recognized across the developing world The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) announced today that they are recognizing eleven talented women scientists from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for their...

2010-01-22 03:22:00

SINGAPORE, January 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - First-Ever Young Women Researcher Awards Ceremony Brings Top Female Scientists in the Region Together for Honors Elsevier announced today the winners of the Asian Young Women Researcher Awards, a joint development between its flagship product Scopus(R), the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and the Third World Organisation for Women in Science (TWOWS) and TWAS, the academy of sciences for the...

2009-08-04 11:12:58

Boosting agricultural research in the developing world is the key to ensuring food security for the world's poorest, says Adel el-Beltagy, Chair of the Global Form on Agricultural Research (GFAR), writing in the latest issue of the TWAS Newsletter, published last week.With nearly a billion people suffering from chronic hunger, global food security remains a major concern, despite being a key goal of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Extreme weather events due to climate change and...