Last thoughts from PCST … and what next?

Well, the conference is finished, and my luggage ready for the 6am morning flight. Before leaving, I asked Massimiano Bucchi, co-chair of PCST 2012,...

North-South collaboration helps researchers stay at home

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 23 August 2012. Marc McIlhone - AfricanBrains 'Brain drain' is an often heard phrase but is it really...

Developing countries face up to synthetic biology challenges

As commercial synthetic biology production gathers speed, there are growing calls for greater regulation, reports Yojana Sharma. Debate about the governance of the emerging field of synthetic biology...

AFRICA: Pan-African University officially launched

The Pan African University was officially launched last Wednesday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, headquarters of the African Union, which has been driving...

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...

African conference calls for new agricultural universities

East and Central African countries should establish a new generation of innovation-oriented agricultural universities that would help integrate research, training and extension services, a conference...

SOUTH AFRICA: Campus buzz at ‘people’s’ COP17

The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College campus in Durban, South Africa, is ground zero for C17, the civil society 'People's Space' alternative to COP17-CMP7,...

Wellcome Trust sets out long-term vision for research excellence in sub-Saharan Africa

The Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa initiative is an open call for universities and research institutes to submit applications for...

Cell phones can speed up malaria treatment in remote areas

By Naimul Haq Mobile phones along with local knowledge and field support, can help to ensure the effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote...

SKA opens pre-construction phase request for proposals

The International Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation Project Office has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the SKA pre-construction phase. The RFP is an...

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