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NBN Staff
February 15, 2019
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Gene Drives for Malaria: Innovation or Threat?

While we know the importance of innovation in the fight to end malaria, there are still some ethical concerns and broader controversy surrounding malaria-focused gene drive research. Learn more about what it is and why it’s controversial. 

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Miami Herald
January 8, 2019
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Malaria has come roaring back in Venezuela, which puts the region, including South Florida, at risk

Thanks to U.S. leadership, malaria no longer is a daily threat to Floridians. But that doesn’t mean the fight is over.

In the past, the Americas were a leader in the global fight against this disease. But that’s changing. In fact, there’s been a recent spike in malaria cases in our region of the world.

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The Mercury News
June 21, 2018

High-stakes tweeting: How social media has changed the game for NBA players

Social media can be a very powerful tool. Players can connect with their audiences in unprecedented ways, bring attention to their causes and show sides of themselves and their character that were previously reserved for family and friends. Curry very much recognizes that power and privilege and has used it for many philanthropical causes, including his Nothing But Nets shoe giveaway in which he donated an insecticide-treated bed net to protect families from malaria for every $120 shoe sold.

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The Mercury News

Is Steph Curry the most likable star in Bay Area pro sports history?

Stephen Curry clearly had a great time at his surprise 30th birthday party Wednesday, but in keeping with his persona, the Warriors star also made sure to spend his birthday helping make dreams come true for others.

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Devex

Leaders challenge Commonwealth countries to halve malaria cases by 2023

LONDON — On Wednesday government leaders, the private sector and NGOs will announce new commitments in the fight against malaria and call on the 53 Commonwealth nations to halve the number of malaria cases worldwide in the next five years. If achieved, this would prevent 350 million cases of malaria and save 650,000 lives, according to estimates by the World Health Organization.

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The Hill

The US is leading the way in the fight against malaria

When World Malaria Day, April 25, was designated in 2007, the disease was killing more than 750,000 people annually. Last year, that number had decreased by more than 40 percent.

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Forbes

How To Help Mothers Around The World This Mother’s Day

I would like to use this Mother’s Day not only to appreciate mothers all over the world but also to raise several issues that are sometimes overshadowed during a day of celebrations often centred around the giving of flowers, chocolates, and cards.

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Variety

Nia Long on Netflix’s ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’ and Returning to TV With ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’

Nia Long’s breakout role came in 1991, at age 20, on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Since then, she’s starred in such big-screen comedies as “The Best Man Holiday” and “Big Momma’s House.” She balances her film career, including a starring turn in Netflix’s current “Roxanne, Roxanne,” with her series regular role on “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

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Fast Company
June 20, 2018

Facebook fundraising just got even better

Golden State Warrior Steph Curry celebrated his 30th birthday by raising over $82,000 on Facebook for Nothing But Nets, a charity named for a basketball catchphrase but one that is actually about helping combat childhood malaria around the world.

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