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Calling for applications: Africa Science Desk Journalism Awards

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The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) is launching the Africa Science Desk Journalism Awards to recognise and honour excellent reporting on science and scientific innovation in Africa. The awards also aim to improve and...
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Zimbabwean scientist seeks to contribute to improving quality of life for people with HIV

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HIV can affect the brain and result in cognitive problems commonly referred to as HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) in approximately 50% of people living with HIV. This results in memory, language, problem solving, attention...
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Kenyan’s first

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For the first time, the full picture of enteropathogens in circulation in coastal Kenya is being painted using modern quantitative molecular techniques, according to results of a study conducted by Dr  Charles Agoti, a molecular...
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Study to aid in the early detection and treatment of cancer

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A Sudanese scientist, Mohanad Mohamed, has used next generation gene expression data to aid in early detection and classification of cancer outcomes in South Africa. The implications for public health policy have been taken up...
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An affordable HIV drug resistance assay for Botswana

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Progress is being made on research towards an HIV cure in South Africa, and efforts towards the development of a low cost HIV drug resistance assay (70% lower cost - from $100-$200 to $40-$70), that...
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Improving understanding of the malaria parasite and laying the ground work for vaccines

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Project reveals 14 parasitic proteins associated with parasite transmission. The functional characterization of these proteins can provide a potential target for drugs and vaccines that block malaria transmission. Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the first-line...

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