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News Item The Stanford Global Projects Center
Building and maintaining civil and social infrastructure is a massive and complicated task. Yet it is an essential responsibility of any society. Developing countries strain to build enough new infrastructure to improve the living standards of their burgeoning urban populations, whereas developed ones struggle to maintain and expand existing infrastructure assets. These projects require cross-national and cross-sectoral coordination due to their scale, their impact on population and environment as well as their complexity of financing and governance.
Unfit adolescents who have a high body mass index are more likely to suffer from hypertension when they are older than their peers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford and Lund University in Sweden.
The paper, the first to discover this connection, was published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.
News Item COP21: Climate Accord
A retired Scottish footballer and a Silicon Valley venture capitalist don’t seem like the likeliest of friends and collaborators. But Alex Ferguson, the long-time manager of the ultra-successful Manchester United team, and Michael Moritz, the chairman of Sequoia Capital, have more in common than you might suspect.