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Kenyan researcher investigates enteropathogen burden in the post-vaccine era

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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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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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AAS launches programme to boost science journalism in Africa

SABC, South Africa, 4 September 2017

Collaborating to ease Africa's data drought

The Lancet, United Kingdom, 2 August 2017

African scientists meet in Accra at DELTAS17 to exchange information

Graphic Online, Ghana, 3 July 2017

NCDs account for 23 per cent of Africa’s disease burden

SciDev.Net, United Kingdom, 5 April 2017

New research fellows to combat climate change in Africa

SciDev.Net, United Kingdom, 21 March 2017

Kenyan scientists among 22 others picked by continental body

Daily Nation, Kenya, 8 March 2017