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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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Existing test for heart conditions modified to suit low income settings

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Scientists in Uganda have modified an international test for diagnosing acute rheumatic fever, a heart disease to enable primary health care workers to diagnose this condition in settings where there are no doctors or heart...
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Do HIV patients recover completely after long term treatment?

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“When HIV began, people were worried about dying. But with ARVs [anti-retroviral drugs], people are living longer and science is discovering other challenges brought by the disease,” says Damalie Nakanjako, a group leader at Makerere...
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But adolescents die and that's why I wanted to do this research!

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Nicole De Wet, CARTA Cohort One fellow, has been feted for her work in identifying risk factors that compromise adolescent survival. The award, 200 Young South Africans 2018 by the Mail and Guardian (M&G), for...

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African science research fund launched by AESA

BBC News, United Kingdom, 10 September 2015

Socking it to malaria just the start for Africa's new science alliance

The Guardian, United Kingdom, 10 September 2015

Africa aims for research autonomy

Nature, United Kingdom, 9 April 2015