Cell Press – Those who struggle with obesity, take heart. Losing as little as 5% of your body weight is enough to reap significant health benefits, according to a study published February 22 in Cell Metabolism.
By Drew Lindsay (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) – These philanthropists don’t always go about their giving in traditional Big Apple fashion.
By Drew Lindsay (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) – Largely forgotten in the fuss over Silicon Valley’s new wealth, New York philanthropy roars back from the recession.
By Eric S. Lander (Cell) – Three years ago, scientists reported that CRISPR technology can enable precise and efficient genome editing in living eukaryotic cells. Since then, the method has taken the scientific community by storm, with thousands of labs using it for applications from biomedicine to agriculture.
Over the last five years, the Pershing Square Foundation has benefited greatly by having a strong team of professionals led by Paul Bernstein, our CEO, who have been key partners with us as the Foundation’s programs and impact have grown. Paul will moving on to new initiatives outside the Foundation at year end.
By Vinay Prasad (The New York Times) – On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will go to a few scientists for work that untangles the intricacies of the human body and may advance treatments for cancer, heart disease or other major illnesses.
By David Bornstein (The New York Times) – In the summer of 2005, Andrew Youn, an M.B.A. student at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, was traveling in western Kenya when he met two women, farmers who were living profoundly different lives.
2015 Forbes Philanthropy Summit Panel – Is the best, most sustainable way to give back not pure philanthropy but rather putting money in for-profit businesses with a social purpose? Or is impact investing what Marc Andreessen termed a “houseboat”
By Politicker Staff (Politicker NJ) – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and the City of Newark accepted a symbolic $1.5 million check from the Foundation for Newark’s Future President and CEO Kimberly Baxter McLain today, in the First Floor Rotunda, at City Hall, at 920 Broad Street.
“It’s not an achievement gap, it’s an opportunity gap.” This is what Justin, a Practice Makes Perfect Teaching Fellow, had to say about the societal issue that plagues our scholars in their communities.