No, COVID-19 hasn’t ‘skipped’ Africa

The study in Zambia's capital city challenges the common belief that Africa somehow "dodged" the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~7 min

East Africa fears second wave - of locust swarms

Good breeding conditions mean millions of people are now threatened in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.

Dec. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Open-source toolkit helps developing countries meet demand for COVID-19 research and diagnostics

Researchers have developed a free, open-source toolkit that allows laboratories in developing countries to produce their own tools for COVID-19 research and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 8, 2020 ~6 min

Fences have big effects on land and wildlife around the world that are rarely measured

Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.

Wenjing Xu, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
Nov. 30, 2020 ~10 min

Wildlife corridors keep elephants connected by genes

Preserving wildlife corridors between protected areas could help maintain genetic connections between African elephant populations, researchers report.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~8 min

‘Spill-over’ effects show hidden value of prioritising education of poorest children and marginalised girls

International development projects that target the education of the world’s very poorest children and marginalised girls also significantly improve other young

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they're both female – here's how we could make more

By unlocking the full potential of rhino ovaries, we hope to produce enough eggs to revive the northern white rhino in the wild.

Suzannah Williams, Associate Professor in Ovarian Physiology, Lead for Ovarian Cryopreservation and Fertility Preservation Research, Lead of Rhino Fertility Project, University of Oxford • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Strong government response needed in COVID battle

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.

Clea Simon • harvard
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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.

Jason Rasgon, Professor of Entomology and Disease Epidemiology, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi, according to

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 3, 2020 ~5 min