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...

Pricoil Ghana Wins Technology and Innovation Award

Pricoil Ghana wins Innovation Award for the Year 2011 at the African Excellence Awards Banquet in Cape Town, South Africa. The Award was in recognition...

BRIC science profiles ‘more like the G7’

The majority of China's science output continues to be in engineering, chemistry, physics and maths Flickr/CIMMYT The pattern of science publishing in the emerging economies...

Mapungubwe honour for SA’s only practising Biophotonics PhD

A senior scientist - the only one practising her specific discipline in the country - was the lone representative of the scientific community at...

Ghana: Mosquitos Under ‘Threat’ Biolarvicide Factory Soon to be built

Ghana will soon host a biolarvicide production factory to produce substances that destroy the larvae of mosquitos, as part of efforts of the Economic...

Porcine bone-graft technology first for SA

Porcine bone-graft technology first for SA Bone-grafting technology, which involves inserting demineralised pig bone into a bone void or fracture to provide a scaffold...

Agric Biotechnology to Boost Food Production

Nigeria - Dr Kenneth Nwosu, the Executive Director, National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike in Abia, has said that the adoption of agricultural...

Africa: Solving Problems Through Science

Kampala — Economies across Africa have continued to expand this year, attracting increased interest from investors, along with prospects for jobs for the large numbers...

African Environment Day Renamed to Wangari Maathai Day

The 18th African Union Summit, which recently took place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, recognized Prof. Maathai as an outstanding personality and created...

Insects’ gut microbes hint at biofuel breakthrough

By Li Jiao Deep inside insects' guts may lie the key to one of the biofuel industry's great challenges: how to cost-effectively turn tough plant...

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