Welcome to the packed July 2018 edition of North America Analysis. One of the many insights in this edition comes from the Huntington’s Disease Society of America who explores the sources of funding in the development of therapies for Huntington’s disease (HD) in the U.S. today
We also include a fascinating piece from Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging. In his insightful comment piece, he explores how Canada’s researchers are meeting the needs of an ageing population, now and in the future.
A further health insight comes from David Bearman, M.D., Executive VP of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine. In his analysis, he details the research priorities for cannabis, one of the most thoroughly studied plants of all time.
Heading up the research & innovation focus, we are thrilled to feature a compelling article by Dr Juan C. Meza, Division Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This article reveals exactly why mathematics is such a powerful tool for understanding the world around us.
Also, in this summer edition, we are pleased to feature an article on advancing open access and open data in higher education. This comes from Jaime Adams at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Anne Mims Adrian, PhD at Auburn University.
Finally, one guest article worth mentioning here is from Marta Pierkarska, Director of Developer Ecosystem at Hyperledger who reveals her thoughts on the current status of blockchain technologies in the world today.
I trust that you find this publication useful and insightful. Please do reach out if you have any ideas for compelling content for the future, or perhaps you’d like to provide comments on this edition.