Business & Economics
Genethon, a unique non-profit gene therapy R&D organization founded by the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Telethon), announced today it has joined the U.S.-based Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium (BGTC) launched in October 2021 by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) as part of its Accelerating Medicines Partnership® (AMP®) program.
“It’s significant that the major economic indicators have remained above historic highs for people with disabilities over the last six months,” said John O’Neill, PhD, at Kessler Foundation. “This trend contrasts sharply with what we saw after the Great Recession when people with disabilities lagged people without disabilities for several years.” Andrew Houtenville, PhD, from the University of New Hampshire, added, “Rather than participating in the Great Resignation, people with disabilities remained engaged in the labor market throughout the pandemic. Their labor force participation rate did not drop appreciably early on in the pandemic."
- Kessler Foundation, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Wealth is an important criterion for measuring the well-being of all individuals, and financial stability assumes even greater importance for women in a vastly unequal world. A study from Doshisha University aimed to examine the relationship between marriage and wealth among Japanese women. In most developed countries, marriage has a positive impact on the wealth of women, but Japan’s situation turns out to be different, suggests the study.
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is developing new technologies for the extraction of hydrogen from liquid organic hydrogen carriers, with the support of National University of Singapore (NUS) and industry collaborators in Singapore and Japan - including Chiyoda Corporation, PSA Corporation, Sembcorp Industries, City Energy, Jurong Port, Singapore LNG corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation - to power Singapore’s green energy future.
New research by two Bocconi University, Milan, professors suggests that women may be significantly less corrupt than men. Just the fact of being a woman makes Italian procurement officers 22% less likely to be investigated, and Chinese prefectural leaders 81% less likely of being arrested. The authors suggest an intriguing idea for fighting corruption in public office: assigning women bureaucrats to work at tasks involving higher risks of corruption.
- The Journal of Law Economics and Organization
Gift framing is a more effective strategy than donation framing for soliciting contributions.
- Journal of Marketing