Africa

Ivermectin Could Control Malaria

Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug that earned its developers a Nobel Prize for its success in treating multiple tropical diseases, is also serving to be a much needed tool for stopping malaria transmission.

Researchers presented their findings after they carried out a trial of the drug in... read more

Scientists Undertake DNA Mapping to Crackdown on Illegal Ivory Trade in Africa

In a bid to piece together the puzzle of origin of ivory, which is subjected to illegal international trade, scientists from the University of Washington have conducted DNA mapping, wherein they have matched DNA from elephant dung with DNA extracted from ivory.

Scientists from the... read more

Decline Witnessed in Death Rate among Children under Five

According to a United Nations report released on Tuesday, the number of children under five who die every year dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. It has dropped from 12.7 million to 6.3 million, saving lives of 17,000 every day.

According to the report, 'Levels and Trends in Child... read more

‘ZMapp’ can Help Fight Ebola: Study

In a latest study, scientists have revealed that an experimental drug named 'ZMapp' that was given to two of the American aid workers in Africa who were suffering from Ebola has proven effective. Researchers said the drug can prove very helpful for the people who are battling with the diseases... read more

Japan Ready to Make International Contribution with its Anti-Influenza Drug in Controlling Ebola Virus

Japan has developed an anti-influenza tablet as a treatment for Ebola virus. On Monday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced that they can offer the anti-influenza tablet favipiravir anytime when they are asked to do so by the World Health Organization.

The drug, which has... read more

Facebook Offers Free Internet Access in Zambia

The most popular social network Facebook has started working on social causes. In a move to provide internet access to countries in Africa, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has started with Internet.org initiative. The Internet.org App will offer free internet access to few websites.

People... read more

Quantity of Genes Provides Elephants Best Sense of Smell among all Mammals

A new study has revealed that elephants are blessed with genetic features which help them in developing a brilliant sense of smell. The nose of elephants has such a good quantity and type of receptor genes that it is claimed by researchers to have the most discerning sense of smell than any... read more

FAO Raises Concerns over Increased Risk of Contracting Ebola Virus in West Africa

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has raised concerns over the risks of infections from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats. FAO has called for strengthening efforts to disseminate information about the virus among rural communities in West Africa.... read more

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