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Unidentified Bleeding Disease Kills Three in Tanzania
Thirteen people with the illness have tested negative for Ebola and Marburg. The Tanzanian government continues to investigate the source.
Unidentified Bleeding Disease Kills Three in Tanzania
Unidentified Bleeding Disease Kills Three in Tanzania

Thirteen people with the illness have tested negative for Ebola and Marburg. The Tanzanian government continues to investigate the source.

Thirteen people with the illness have tested negative for Ebola and Marburg. The Tanzanian government continues to investigate the source.

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WHO Scientist Mwele Malecela Dies at 59
Pradip Chatterjee | Mar 4, 2022 | 3 min read
Her achievements included developing a roadmap to tackle neglected tropical diseases.
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Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Africa’s Stone Age
Sophie Fessl | Feb 23, 2022 | 5+ min read
The oldest DNA yet isolated from humans in Africa reveals long-range migrations around 50,000 years ago, which likely played a role in the Middle to Later Stone Age transition.
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
Munyaradzi Makoni | Aug 6, 2020 | 5+ min read
The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have meant missing growing seasons and losing out on key data. As restrictions are partially lifted, researchers are adjusting to the new normal.
Surgisphere Fallout Hits African Nonprofit’s COVID-19 Efforts
Catherine Offord | Jun 7, 2020 | 5+ min read
The company had helped develop a tool to aid decision-making in distributing limited medical equipment among coronavirus patients, but two high-profile retractions call into question the validity of Surgisphere’s work in toto.
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Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Michael Graw | Jul 15, 2019 | 5 min read
A six-year study across the Tanzanian mountain’s slopes hints at how land-use practices will interact with a changing climate to influence ecosystems around the world.
Monkey Hybrids Challenge Assumptions of What a Species Is
Jim Daley | May 3, 2018 | 4 min read
A study finds two species of guenon monkeys in Tanzania have been mating and producing fertile offspring for generations.
Image of the Day: Elephant Twins
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Apr 16, 2018 | 1 min read
A pair of calves was born about eight months ago in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park.