A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
A lack of resources ordinarily blocks young researchers on the continent from scholarly independence, but long-term support is no guarantee.
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs

A lack of resources ordinarily blocks young researchers on the continent from scholarly independence, but long-term support is no guarantee.

A lack of resources ordinarily blocks young researchers on the continent from scholarly independence, but long-term support is no guarantee.

Africa
Distribution of World’s First Malaria Vaccine Begins
Distribution of World’s First Malaria Vaccine Begins
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2019
The World Health Organization and its partners will test the public health effect of immunization in parts of Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya.
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance’s Spread in African Mosquitos
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Lack of Diversity in Genetic Datasets is Risky for Treating Disease
Ashley Yeager | Mar 21, 2019
Certain populations have been historically underrepresented in genome sequencing studies, but the NIH, private clinics, and 23andMe and other companies are trying to fix that.
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Eduard Roos | Mar 12, 2019
The information we’ve gathered showed us that warthogs can be used as disease sentinels, avoiding the need to resort to testing valuable or endangered animals.
Initiative Aims to Limit Excessive Red Tape for African Science
Initiative Aims to Limit Excessive Red Tape for African Science
Munyaradzi Makoni | Feb 4, 2019
Research organizations and universities have typically faced burdensome paperwork to convince funders their money would not be wasted.
Majority of Wild Coffee Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Majority of Wild Coffee Species at Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Shawna Williams | Jan 16, 2019
Threats to the plants include climate change and habitat loss.
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2018
It’s the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa.
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2018
Her work changed the discipline by bringing rigorous experimentation to field studies of monkeys and baboons.
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
The study will examine the efficacy of four drugs—an antiviral and three monoclonal antibodies—that are already being used to treat patients in Democratic Republic of Congo.