Monthly Archives: August 2013

The White Man’s Burden in the “Warm Heart of Africa”

Renán Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief A few weeks back, an Italian journalist arrived at the DREAM center in Balaka to report on the impressive work of the programme in providing free antiretroviral treatment and nutritional support to people living in abject poverty. The DREAM center in Balaka serves thousands of AIDS patients from numerous villages in proximity […]

Building Sustainable Legacies: New Expectations for NGOs

Zachary Stanley, Guest Writer We hear about their initiatives around the world and the great work and services they offer communities in need – nongovernmental organizations are everywhere these days and their missions are as diverse as the people that they serve. Traditionally, non-profits have relied on tugging on the heartstrings of the general public […]

DREAM in the “Warm Heart of Africa”

Renán Orellana, Co-Editor-in-Chief AIDS is not a death sentence. For this reason, people living with HIV should be given an opportunity to live a full life, irrespective of their socioeconomic situation. The impact of AIDS in Malawi is a critical concern for communities already devastated by deeply-rooted poverty and malnutrition. The epidemic has left millions […]

Limits of Cellular Regeneration Underpin Lifespan

Seth Nickerson, Staff Writer The human body contains trillions of individual cells, each representing the most basic unit of life, and comprising hundreds of unique cell-types. Our cells perform thousands of distinct functions, such as fighting infection, secreting insulin, or sensing the environment. Together, they form productive ensembles of various cell types that constitute the […]

Child Poverty

Nathaniel Johnson, Staff Writer With over one in five of its children in poverty, the United States has one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world. While poverty in wealthy countries is itself a topic of much discussion, child poverty is particularly important because of its troubling long-term effects. Compared with those […]

Texas Abortion Legislation Impacts Already Vulnerable Border Population

Laura Clevenger, Staff Writer Texas state lawmakers made pregnancy termination more challenging and more expensive in July by passing one of the strictest abortion measures in the country. The new law will ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and hold clinics to the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. Democrat Wendy Davis brought the […]