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2014-08-28 12:29:44

Unprecedented international consortium -- including the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH -- now assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine

2010-03-11 03:00:00

Housed at the World Bank, CGAP Technology Program working for poor people to get safe ways to send, receive, and save money WASHINGTON and LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CGAP, an independent microfinance center based at the World Bank, today announced a new partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to expand ongoing global efforts to use information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phones, to increase access to basic financial...

2009-10-03 12:31:48

Millions of African families could be saved from destitution thanks to a much-needed vaccine that is being mass-produced in a drive to protect cattle against a deadly parasite.

2009-02-24 11:02:00

New support will accelerate development of new tools to help women protect themselves from HIV SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.