Taconic Biosciences Expands Immuno-oncology Animal Model Portfolio

Critical Jh Syngeneic Tumor Model Host Now Available on a B6 Background RENSSELAER, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing drug discovery animal model solutions, announces an expansion of its immuno-oncology portfolio. Immuno-oncology is a leading research priority because it uses the body’s own immune system to effectively […]

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UNHCR West & Central Africa Regional Update, 01 December 2020 to 15 January 2021

KEY FIGURES (as of 31 Nov. 2020) 10.7 million people of concern in West and Central Africa* 6.3 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 1.4 million refugees 1.7 million stateless persons 25,000 asylum seekers 1.3 million returnees 21 countries and 4 situations REGIONAL OPERATIONAL UPDATE 01 DECEMBER 2020 TO 15 JANUARY 2021 Insecurity in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin ▪ Insecurity in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin regions persists as armed groups continue to attack civilians. On 12 December, an attack killed 34 people and injured hundreds more in…

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at 148th session of the Executive Board

Your Excellency Dr Harsh Vardhan, Chair of the Executive Board, thank you for your leadership for your leadership during these difficult times. Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends, Good morning, good afternoon and good evening to you all, and happy New Year. 40 years ago, a new virus emerged and sparked a pandemic. Life-saving medicines were developed, but more than a decade passed before the world’s poor got access to them. 12 years ago, a new virus emerged and sparked a pandemic. Life saving vaccines were developed, but by the time…

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Birthday celebrations for Kids For Kids 20 years of providing real lasting help – sustainability in practise

2021 is a special year for Kids for Kids, it is our 20th birthday! Kids for Kids celebrates 20 years of helping the forgotten children of Darfur on 8th March this year – two decades in which we have transformed the lives of over 550,000 people in 105 villages in one of the most inaccessible places in the world. A journey that started with a young boy’s seven hour walk for water across the deserts of Darfur, to a handpump miles from his home. “I was shocked not just to…

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International human rights organizations condemn the recent Panay Massacre

Deadly operations through coordinated police and military actions on Indigenous Peoples under Duterte’s regime in the Philippines must stop! We the undersigned organisations across the world condemn the apparently extrajudicial execution of 9 Indigenous leaders, and the illegal arrest of 17 additional leaders and members of Tumanduk nga Mangunguma nga Nagapangapin sa Duta kag Kabuhi (TUMANDUK). The massacre took place in various villages in Tapaz, Capiz and Calinog, Iloilo in Panay Island, through a coordinated police and military operation on 30th December. We the undersigned organisations stand in solidarity with…

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East & Horn of Africa COVID-19 Situation Report – #38, 30 December 2020 Update

EHoA SITUATION OVERVIEW The number of people infected with COVID-19 in East & Horn of Africa continues to rise, as 2020 draws to a close. Migrants, including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), are more likely to be exposed to the conditions and circumstances in which COVID-19 spreads, which includes living in poorer and makeshift conditions, overcrowded settings and a lack of access to medical care and hygiene. Migrants are also less likely to have access to COVID-19 ‘preventatives’, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Thousands of migrants continue to be stranded…

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Report: Images Show Evidence of Attack on Ethiopia Refugee Camp

NAIROBI – New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest “intentional attack” by fighters. The report by the Great Britain-based DX Open Network nonprofit, shared with The Associated Press, says “it is likely that the fire events of 16 January are yet another episode in a series of military incursions on the camp as reported by (the United Nations refugee agency).” The Shimelba camp is one of four…

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