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Merck collaborates with African, Asian Universities on Diabetes

11:59 am | Merck in collaboration with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and Directorate of Medical Education &…

U.S. agrees to launch ‘African CDC’

11:44 am | An agreement to help create an African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been…

Cancer detection test can be faster

11:36 am | A new test which can predict with 100 per cent accuracy whether a person will…

Scientists team up to crunch genome data to increase animal health

7:12 pm | The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that it is teaming up…

South Africa gets commitment on stem education

5:52 pm | DuPont, a science company, has announced its collaboration with Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, to extend the…

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Videos

Abalaka’s HIV vaccine claim faulted again

2:20 pm | The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS has faulted the efficacy of a HIV/AIDS vaccine produced by Nigerian doctor, Jeremiah Abalaka asking him to produce the protocol designed to support HIV vaccine trial? …

South Africa gets commitment on stem education

5:52 pm | DuPont, a science company, has announced its collaboration with Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, to extend the Sci-Bono Blended Learning STEM Tutoring Project to an additional 150 learners in the Gauteng province of South Africa. …

Scientists call for action on cervical cancer mortality in Kenya

3:30 pm | Less than 7 per cent of cervical cancer patients in Kenya are getting the optimum treatment needed to eradicate the disease, leading to unnecessary deaths - a study by The University of Manchester scientists reveals. …

Merck collaborates with African, Asian Universities on Diabetes

11:59 am | Merck in collaboration with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and Directorate of Medical Education & Research is introducing European Accredited Clinical Diabetes management for more than 5000 medical students in 18 medical colleges of Maharashtra University as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in Africa and Asia.…

Uganda pro-GMO activists advocate for enabling law

3:15 pm | Ugandan pro-biotechnology activists are calling for an expedited legislation to enable access by farmers to crops genetically-modified (GM) against virulent diseases, pests and drought, if the country is to sustain food production and supply next decades. …

Food & Agric

Scientists team up to crunch genome data to increase animal health

7:12 pm | The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that it is teaming up with a Swiss institute using computer technology to study biological data in combatting dangerous viral infections such as bird flu that strike animals but can…

Nigeria releases herbicide-resistant hybrid maize

11:31 am | Nigeria has released her first generation of hybrid maize that is resistant to metsulfuron methyl…

Over 2 million sign petition urging African leaders to ‘Do Agric’

4:09 pm | As the 23rd African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit gets underway in…

Ghana losses 2 million Cocoa trees to diseases

1:30 pm | The swollen shoot disease has been identified as a major threat to cocoa production in…

Environment

20,000 Elephants poached in 2013 – Study

12:42 pm | More than 20,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa where large seizures of smuggled…

Insight into how monkeys left Africa

12:18 pm | The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a…

UNEP calls for action on poaching

4:28 pm | Over 30 years ago, the mighty African elephant went extinct in my homeland Mauritania, where…

Climate Change impact in Africa: Termite to the rescue?

4:41 pm | The results of a new study not only suggest that termite mounds could make these areas more resilient to climate change than previously thought, but could also inspire a change in how scientists determine the possible effects of climate change…

Health