Nipple device could deliver drugs to babies

A simple nipple shield could help breastfeeding mothers cut the risk of HIV infection from breast milk, say researchers. Nipple shields are often used by mothers who...

Launch of Global Innovation through Science and Technology

Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones is participating in the launch of a Global Innovation...

Ghana: Biotechnology to Improve Agriculture

In its quest to accelerate improvement in agricultural productivity, the government of Ghana says it is ready to explore biotechnology through collaboration with research...

Major patent pool opens up research on neglected disease

Research on drug development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis and malaria will receive a boost from a major initiative launched by the World...

Fish drying method changes lives in Burundi

FAO project to introduce simple raised drying racks improves livelihoods and nutrition for communities along the shores of Lake Tanganyika and beyond  An FAO project...

Africa’s agricultural R&D spending ‘a mixed bag’

The amount of money that Sub-Saharan African countries spend annually on agricultural research and development (R&D) rose by 20 per cent...

Agricultural development in Africa

Collaboration to facilitate the deployment of agricultural technologies to help address productivity constraints affecting smallholder farmers in Africa and raise agricultural productivity The African Union (AU) Commission...

Scientific disciplines must link up to serve development

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 13 August 2012. Marc McIlhone - AfricanBrains Traditionally scientific disciplines have been quite insular in their approach to...

Women in science to be honoured

Pretoria - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will later today acknowledge the country's leading female scientists through the annual Women in Science Awards. The...

Lagos puts innovation high on its agenda

The state of Lagos has set up an advisory council to guide it towards becoming an innovation hub for West Africa. Emeka Johnkingsley reports. For a long...

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