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Announcing the BodyShock Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 1st annual BodyShock The Future competition. With 109 design entries, it was tough to narrow it down to the winning 5 ideas! Here they are, in alphabetical order, with the grand prize winner still to be announced:

 

Innovation and mental health

The folks at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Changemakers.net are at it again. They are holding another open innovation competition aimed at improving health around the world (see this post about their "Designing for Better Health" initiative). This time, they asking people to share their ideas for "improving mental health and community wellbeing."

Chinese scientists taking kids home for a better education?

Christian Science Monitor had a great piece May 1 on what some call a "reverse brain drain," adding data to the still largely anecdotal trend of U.S.-based Chinese and Indian scientists going home to develop their careers. 

An Open Health Competition

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Changemakers.net have launched "Designing for Better Health," a competition that calls for projects that demonstrate novel and effective approaches to enouraging behavior changes to improve people's health. In a letter to the Changemakers community, RWJF explains:

The coming debate about brain enhancement

The New York Times recently had a pretty decent article about debates over brain enhancement in academia:

an era of doping may be looming in academia, and it has ignited a debate about policy and ethics that in some ways echoes the national controversy over performance enhancement accusations against elite athletes like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.

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