SA :President Jacob Zuma Must Fast Track Approval for HIV/Aids Gel

President Zuma will this week launch a plan to combat HIV/Aids. Part of this plan must be to ensure that a world-renowned HIV preventative...

Africa gets ‘holistic’ drug discovery centre

A "holistic" research centre described as the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa to bridge the gap between basic sciences and drug development...

South African scientists win first Obasanjo science prize

Two South African researchers have been awarded the inaugural Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for scientific discovery and technological innovation, for their work on HIV/AIDS and herpes...

Merck Praziquantel Donation Program to Treat Schistosomiasis Starts in Sudan

•          Donation of six million tablets through the World Health Organization •          Around 15% of the Sudan’s population suffers from schistosomiasis Representatives of the German pharmaceutical,...

Biomed Analysis: Rolling out what works in mobile health

New funding and concrete results are paving the way for scaling up mhealth technologies — but carefully, writes Priya Shetty. Five years ago, the way that...

Micronutrient supplementation ‘may increase malaria risk’

A WHO recommendation to supply all iron-deficient children with micronutrient supplements has been called into question by a study that has found this...

Uganda: Worm treatment during pregnancy raises moral dilemma

Treating infectious diseases in developing countries might lead to an increase in allergies, according to scientists in Uganda, raising moral issues about the treatment. A...

Somali Journalists Congratulate the election of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) congratulates the newly elected president Somalia, his excellency Prof. Hassan Sheik Mohamoud on his election as the...

Janssen Creates new Division to Launch TMC435 and Help Conquer Hepatitis C in EMEA

Today sees the launch of Janssen Therapeutics EMEA, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, dedicated to bringing the investigational protease inhibitor TMC435 to hepatitis...

Biomed Analysis: Tackling drug-resistant malaria

Emerging resistance to artemisinin means efforts to track genetic markers and regulate the drug's use must step up, says Priya Shetty. When parasites resistant to the...

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