North America Analysis October 2018

Welcome to this packed October 2018 edition of North America Analysis. Heading up this publication, we are honoured to include a piece from Michael F. Huerta from the National Library of Medicine at the U.S.’s National Institutes of Health. In his article, he explores how discovery and health benefit from the intersection of data science and open science

On the subject of ageing, we include an insightful article from Dr Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging within the U.S. National Institutes of Health, who explains the importance of working together to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

I enjoyed a fascinating interview with Brian Berridge, Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) in the U.S., who details how NTP studies the health impacts of chemicals and other factors. I hope you enjoy reading about the excellent work that NTP does; it was certainly fascinating to find out what they do.

Prior to Hurricane Florence in America, we were fortunate to speak with Dr Michael Brennan, Branch Chief at the Hurricane Specialist Unit within the National Hurricane Center (NHC). In this interview, we learn about NHC’s vital work in issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather including, of course, hurricanes.

Looking at the exciting world of blockchain, I am delighted to include a perspective on this from Chris Burruss, the President of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). In his article, he explains that today, moving goods from origin to destination is complex, but this can potentially be solved with blockchain technology. I encourage you to read his article to find out more about how blockchain can benefit the supply chain.

Turning to Canada, I am thrilled to include a return appearance from Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging who argues for a balanced approach when it comes to their collaboration-based approach to face the challenge of dementia.

I hope that you find this publication insightful. Please do get in touch with me if you have any ideas for compelling content for the future, or perhaps you’d just like to provide your remarks on this edition.

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