By unlocking the full potential of rhino ovaries, we hope to produce enough eggs to revive the northern white rhino in the wild.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: africa conservation extinction endangered-species ivf rhino northern-white-rhino white-rhino resurrection-ecology assisted-reproductive-technology
The international forum “Global Perspectives on COVID-19,” co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School, cited the importance of strong, coordinated government response as a key to stopping the novel coronavirus’ spread.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 harvard-medical-school clea-simon health-medicine paul-farmer massachusetts-consortium-on-pathogen-readiness global-perspectives-on-covid-19 centre-for-the-aids-programme-of-research-in-south-africa fabio-ciceri george-q-daly guangzhou-medical-university mark-elliott megan-murray professor-of-respiratory-medicine salim-abdool-karim san-raffaele-scientific-institute zhong-nanshan
More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up
A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: health medicine global-health malaria viruses mosquitoes sub-saharan-africa dengue aedes-aegypti genetically-modified-mosquitoes
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi, according to
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: africa hivaids drug-resistance
We modelled surface water across Africa to show which parts of the continent are climatically-suitable for malaria – and how this will change.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: public-health climate-change malaria malaria-control malaria-in-africa hydrological-cycle
But with chimps now endangered, we risk losing their forest-rebuilding abilities.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: chimpanzees rainforests tropical-forests seed-dispersal wild-chimpanzees africa-rainforest congo-basin
A cost-effective phone-based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted by the team
July 22, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: africa infectious-diseases public-health covid-19 pandemic uganda cambridge-africa-programme global-challenges
A new study in Sub-Saharan African shows that increases in dust air pollution boosts infant mortality. Climate change could make things even worse, too.
July 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change pollution emissions childrens-health babies featured health-and-medicine sub-saharan-africa dust
With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.
July 8, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 death intensive-care hospitals united-states south-africa featured health-and-medicine medications emergency-medicine
Researcher looks to sequence the pest’s genome as part of push to find a safer alternative to dangerous pesticides
June 30, 2020 • ~14 min
Tags: science-technology kenya locusts dino-martins east-africa locust-plague locusts-plague swarms
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