Research from the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society find that by 2050 Americans may live 3.1 to 7.9 years longer than official government projects, resulting in sharply higher costs for government programs that serve older citizens. The findings are based on the premise that the risk of death in the coming decades will be reduced by accelerated advances in biomedical technology that delay the onset and progression of major fatal diseases or that slow the aging process."
May 23, 2017 - Semi-Finalist Perspectives
HarvestPlus’ novel idea to fortify staple food crops required input and buy-in from agriculture and health scientists, governments, and most importantly farmers, because biofortification won't grow, literally or figuratively, without them says CEO Bev Postma. Read More
May 15, 2017 - From The Field
The Community Empowerment Project by Earthworks is putting infrared camera technology in the hands of people affected by oil and gas development to detect leaks and chronic pollution of gasses including methane, a contributor to global ... Read More