Six Black Medical Students Join the Inaugural Meharry-Yale Summer Research Program

Six students from historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, are participating in the inaugural Meharry-Yale Summer Research Program. The program was designed by Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to provide Meharry students with research experience and career-advancing networking opportunities. The students are working alongside Yale faculty members and residents,…

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Novartis Teams Up With HBCUs to Combat Systematic Racial Disparities in Healthcare

The pharmaceutical company Novartis, which is headquartered in Switzerland, and the Novartis US Foundation today announced a planned 10-year collaboration with Coursera, the National Medical Association, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and 26 additional HBCUs to co-create programs that address the root causes of systemic disparities in health…

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COVID-19 survivors have broad, longer-term immunity

People who have recovered from COVID-19 retain broad and effective longer-term immunity to the disease, according to a new study. Findings of the study, which is the most comprehensive of its kind so far, have implications for expanding understanding about human immune memory as well as future vaccine development for coronaviruses. For the longitudinal study…

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Non-immune cells make ‘detergent’ to clean out pathogens

Researchers have found a particularly powerful weapon for fighting infection in non-immune system cells’ arsenal—a protein that acts like a detergent to wipe out invading pathogens. This intracellular cleanser works much like the way that Ajax cleans dirty dishes or sanitizes a kitchen countertop. It dissolves membranes of invading bacteria that have replicated in the…

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National Black Bank Foundation Partners With $1.2 Billion Atlanta-Based Organization to Accelerate Wealth-Building in Black Communities

Atlanta, GA — The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has announced a partnership to support the launch and growth of the National Black Bank Foundation (NBBF), whose Co-Founder and General […] The post National Black Bank Foundation Partners With $1.2 Billion Atlanta-Based Organization to Accelerate Wealth-Building in Black Communities first appeared on BlackNews.com.

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