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Could new COVID variants undermine vaccines? Labs scramble to find out

Could new COVID variants undermine vaccines? Labs scramble to find out

As concern grows over faster-spreading variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, laboratories worldwide are racing to unpick the biology of these viruses. Scientists want to understand why variants identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa…
COVID-19: Unravelling the science in a crisis

COVID-19: Unravelling the science in a crisis

[NAIROBI] Since the COVID-19 became a pandemic in March, the world has been in a state of emergency, with  the role of science communication during a crisis being brought into sharp focus. In Africa, as…
Putty-like composites of gallium metal with potential for real-world application

Putty-like composites of gallium metal with potential for real-world application

Gallium is a highly useful element that has accompanied the advancement of human civilization throughout the 20th century. Gallium is designated as a technologically critical element, as it is essential for the fabrication of semiconductors…
Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions

Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions

People with certain genetic conditions are likely to have significant symptoms of autism, even if they do not meet all diagnostic criteria, a study concludes. Researchers at Cardiff University say their findings show clinical services…
Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases

The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified traditional Ghanaian medicines…