Category Archives: Research

09Oct/15

Science won’t stop until it beats AIDS, says HIV pioneer

Science won’t stop until it beats AIDS, HIV discoverer and Nobel Prize winner Francoise Barre-Sinoussi says, as she hangs up her lab coat to retire.

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07Oct/15

African health officials hail Chinese drug in reducing malaria deaths

China Central Television (CCTV)- Health Officials from African countries on Tuesday hailed Chinese drug Artemisinin in playing a key role in combating the deadly malaria disease as they attended the 2nd Ministerial Forum on Africa-China Health Development in South Africa.
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07Oct/15

DNA research deployed in war on cancer earns Nobel prize

Nobel Prize awarded for work into how cells repair DNA damage sheds light on new ways to fight cancer
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30Sep/15

Smart capsule to target colon diseases

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS AND PURDUE UNIVERSITY) – This is an experiment designed to mimic the complex environment of the human intestinal tract.
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16Aug/15

Hidden damage revealed in veterans’ brains

BALTIMORE, MD, AND ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Professor Vassili Koliatsos and his team at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, believe they may have found the signature of “shell shock” in the brains of war veterans.
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20Jul/15

Africa’s new anti-malarial drug shows promising test results, attracts international interest

Groundbreaking work by the University of Cape Town Drug Discovery and Development Centre, in the research and development of a potential single-dose cure for malaria, has attracted international interest, funding and scientists from around the world. The compound is said to disrupt the malaria parasite’s life cycle in animal models, effectively destroying it. Researchers say they are optimistic the drug will be effective in fighting malaria in future.

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01Apr/15

Experimental vaccine triggers the production of Ebola virus neutralizing antibodies

Early tests of experimental vaccine triggers the production of Ebola virus neutralizing antibodies, researchers say.

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25Mar/15

Smartphone use changing our brain and thumb interaction, say researchers

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Constant smartphone typing has become part of our daily lives.

And it’s changing our brains, say European researchers.
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22Mar/15

A mother’s quest to cure her son

Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman’s could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more.
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