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Drug-resistant HIV 'on the rise in Africa'

Increasing levels of drug-resistant HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa expose the urgent need for better surveillance, say …

24/07/12

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Global climate models 'need regional sensitivity'

British and South African researchers say the ability of global climate models to predict regional events like …

13/03/12

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The solar researchers aiming to light up Africa

Can a new network of African energy researchers lead the way on solar power for the continent? Christine Ottery …

02/02/12

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Fabric diagnostic 'chips' could detect deadly diseases

Silk 'chips' capable of diagnosing a range of diseases in a matter of minutes could be ready for market by early …

16/12/11

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Rapid tests could take the sting out of snakebites

Acting fast with the right antivenom following a bite from a dangerous snake could be easier with a new dipstick …

09/12/11

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Key malaria parasite discovery raises vaccine hopes

Scientists have identified a single step that the deadly Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite appears to rely on …

09/11/11

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Deforestation may boost rainfall on West African cropland

Crops planted in deforested land near rainforests gain more rain — but at the expense of rainfall within the …

27/09/11

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El Niño linked to civil conflict in tropical countries

The El Niño climate cycle has been linked to almost 30 per cent of civil conflicts in tropical countries in …

26/08/11

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Threat of urban epidemics looms

As people flock to cities, research and surveillance are needed to curb new epidemics.

03/02/11

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Changes in wildlife migration could alter disease risk

As human activity and climate change alter animal migration, the risk of disease transmission to people could …

24/01/11

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GM chickens: a solution for bird flu?

Scientists have genetically modified chickens to stop transmission of bird flu, but could they ever be grown …

14/01/11

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Sharing data could prevent some disasters, says report

A World Bank/UN report says that sharing data internationally on hazards could stop them escalating into …

24/11/10

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