Albany College of Pharmacy names new president following search

Howard University dean Toyin Tofade to be first Black woman to head school Rachel Silberstein/ Times Union ALBANY — The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has selected a new president following a nationwide search. Dr. Toyin Tofade, a dean and professor at the Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington, D.C., will begin her term as the pharmacy school’s 10th president on July 1. Tofade will be the first Black woman to serve as president in the college’s 141-year history. “It is an honor to be selected for…

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Nursing, Midwifery Council Accredits Edo College of Nursing

By Moyosore Salami The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has approved the establishment of the Edo State College of Nursing Sciences, Benin, to commence the training of nurses and midwives in the state from October 2021. The approval was announced by the state government in a statement issued by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s media aide Crusoe Osagie. The statement said the approval followed the weekend visit of the NMCN accreditation team to the re-modelled state-owned tertiary institution, which lost its accreditation in 2012. It said the upgrade of the school’s…

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Harvard professors discuss how a hormone affects society

 From Harvard Gazette Carole Hooven and Dan Gilbert discuss testosterone’s impact on individuals, as well as on wider society. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Testosterone plays major role in male aggressiveness, violence, evolutionary biologist says BY Alvin PowellHarvard Staff Writer Hooven, lecturer and co-director of undergraduate studies in Human Evolutionary Biology, waded directly into the nature versus nurture debate Thursday evening, laying out her case for the hormone’s function as a foundation for aspects of male behavior. She traced the role of testosterone in the natural world, pointing out its role in…

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Penn scientists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize for RNA research that enabled COVID-19 vaccines

From The Philadelphia Inquirer Sixteen years after their research at the University of Pennsylvania paved the way for billions to be vaccinated against COVID-19, two scientists have been honored with a $3 million Breakthrough Prize. The award for Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, one of five such honors announced Thursday morning for achievements in science and math, recognizes their success in modifying the genetic molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) so it can instruct human cells to make customized proteins. That concept could prove useful in treating all sorts of maladies…

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