Tag: research


UWI And State University Of New York Sign MOU

According to JIS report, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY) have signed an agreement to help achieve the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and to facilitate programmes to foster and develop cooperative relationships.  The memorandum of understanding (MOU), was signed in Buffalo, New York, recently by UWI Vice Chancellor, […]


Cuba Is On Track With COVID-19 Clinical Trial

According to press reports, Cuba is conducting a clinical trial on a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. The director of research at the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Dr. Gerardo Guillen, said the vaccine is aimed at activating the immune system to combat the coronavirus. Speaking during a recent television interview, Dr. Guillen said the drug called CIGB 2020, […]


Jamaica Set To Get Plant Based Medicine Research Center

Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries recently announced that there are plans to establish a plant-based medicine research center in Jamaica. He noted that it’s a “program of cooperation” involving well-known Jamaican scientist and businessman, Dr. Henry Lowe; Dr. Julius Garvey, son of National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey; and Director at Harvard University Medical School […]


Should You Sleep With Your Pets?

For many of us, it is perfectly natural to snuggle up next to a four-footed companion at the end of each day. For others, the idea fills them with horror at the thought of a potentially bacteria infested animal sharing the same bed. Fear of sharing a bed leading to aggression and other behavioral issues have also long kept our […]


79% Of Internet Users Use Facebook

According to the Pew Research Center, about eight-in-ten online Americans (79%) now use Facebook, a 7-percentage-point increase from a survey conducted at a similar point in 2015. The report noted that young adults continue to report using Facebook at high rates, but older adults are joining in increasing numbers. Some 62% of online adults ages 65 and older now use […]