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Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct - National Geographic

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:39

Opposing Views

Extremely Rare White Rhino Dies in Kenya—His Kind Nearly Extinct
National Geographic
That "we've lost [the subspecies] is a statement of just how bad off large animals are across Africa," said Pimm, who is also a contributor to National Geographic's News Watch blog. "It's a measure of the fact that rhinos are being massively poached ...
Suni, A Male 34-Year-Old White Rhino, Found Dead in Africa, Only 6 Remain in ...Opposing Views
Why The Extinction Of All Rhinos Could Be CatastrophicBusinessinsider India

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Africa's Sugar Ambitions Turn Sour - Wall Street Journal

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-10-20 18:26

Wall Street Journal

Africa's Sugar Ambitions Turn Sour
Wall Street Journal
For much of the past decade, African and foreign sugar companies have pumped billions of dollars into projects in an attempt to tap the sweet tooth of the continent's new middle class. Today, mills in many countries are ... “There is an enormous market ...

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Barbara King included in 'Best American Science and Nature Writing' anthology - William and Mary News

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-10-20 17:49

William and Mary News

Barbara King included in 'Best American Science and Nature Writing' anthology
William and Mary News
A piece by William & Mary anthropologist Barbara King is included in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014, a recently released anthology that currently holds the number one spot in the nature writing and essays category on Amazon. “When ...

Climate Renews Famine Risk to Africa's Sahel - Truthdig

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-10-20 15:20

Truthdig

Climate Renews Famine Risk to Africa's Sahel
Truthdig
Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, the researchers from Lund University say people in the Sahel need more food, animal feed and fuel every year. But demand, which has more than doubled over a recent 10-year period, is growing much ...

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University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research - South Africa.info

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-10-20 11:06

University of Cape Town leads in plant-based HPV vaccine research
South Africa.info
The University of Cape Town's Biopharming Research Unit (BRU) group developed the “first proof of efficacy of a plant-produced papillomavirus vaccine”. The unit's breakthrough now sees it collaborating with Medicago, a Canadian biopharmaceutical ...

For Virginia Tech expert, there's a science to fall foilage - Lynchburg News and Advance

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-10-20 04:17

Lynchburg News and Advance

For Virginia Tech expert, there's a science to fall foilage
Lynchburg News and Advance
JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST — Virginia Tech tree scientist John Seiler takes a class of dendrology students to Pandapas Ponds near Blacksburg, showing the same trees he's visited like this for each of the past 33 years. Occasionally he stops, points to ...

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Why the Work of Dr. Nancy J. Sullivan Could Be Key to a Potential Ebola Vaccine - Wall Street Journal

Africa research news - Mon, 2014-10-20 02:56

Wall Street Journal

Why the Work of Dr. Nancy J. Sullivan Could Be Key to a Potential Ebola Vaccine
Wall Street Journal
Today, if the scientific world is to have an answer to the world's severest Ebola outbreak, Dr. Sullivan's work is likely to be at its center. A senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center, Dr. Sullivan has worked ...

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Predator decline spawns thorny biodiversity dilemma - Summit County Citizens Voice

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-10-19 16:12

Summit County Citizens Voice

Predator decline spawns thorny biodiversity dilemma
Summit County Citizens Voice
FRISCO — The global decline of large predators is leading to a loss of plant and tree diversity, scientists said after studying ecosystem changes in Africa. Recent research shows more than 75 percent of the world's large carnivore species are in ...

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Ebola: Bio-economic war and Africa (1) - New Zimbabwe.com

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-10-19 16:06

New Zimbabwe.com

Ebola: Bio-economic war and Africa (1)
New Zimbabwe.com
AS the Ebola outbreak rages, and there are projections of more than 1.4 million persons infected in the next few months, the African Union and the regional bloc ECOWAS have taken a back seat as the international media uses this virus to stigmatize ...
Ebola Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?: Scientists AllegeSri Lanka Guardian

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How tobacco plants can help fight Ebola - CTV News

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-10-19 14:08

How tobacco plants can help fight Ebola
CTV News
Biotech company Plantform has been tasked by agencies in both the U.S. and Canada to produce drugs for testing against strains of the Ebola virus other than the one causing the present outbreak in West Africa. The Guelph ... University of Guelph ...

Montana scientists diagnose Ebola cases in western Africa - The Missoulian

Africa research news - Sun, 2014-10-19 12:09

Montana scientists diagnose Ebola cases in western Africa
The Missoulian
“This vaccine, the product of many years of scientific research and innovation, could be an important tool in curbing the outbreak,” Dr. Gregory Taylor of Canada's Public Health Agency told the Associated Press on Friday. “We will continue to work ...

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Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest - MSN Money

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-10-18 17:08

Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest
MSN Money
Now the current outbreak in West Africa is presenting Tekmira and other drug makers with thousands of potential patients desperate for treatment—and setting off a rush among companies and health officials to find anything that might work. ... Tekmira ...

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Congo lends a hand to fight Ebola, urges African solidarity - Reuters

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-10-18 16:20

Congo lends a hand to fight Ebola, urges African solidarity
Reuters
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo plans to train more than 1,000 volunteers to help fight an Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa, even as it battles the last traces of an outbreak at home. Having endured ... Scientists named the ...

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WHO to review Ebola response amid criticism - KPRC Houston

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:30

San Francisco Bay View

WHO to review Ebola response amid criticism
KPRC Houston
The World Health Organization vowed Saturday to make public a full review of its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa once the crisis is under control. But the United Nations health agency, which is among those leading the battle ...
Ebola, the African Union and bioeconomic warfareSan Francisco Bay View
Ebola epidemic may not end without developing vaccine, scientist warnsThe Guardian
Ebola, the African Union and bioeconomic warfare: Health Questions and the ...Perspective (press release)
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Endangered northern white rhino dies in Africa - Houston Chronicle

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:24

Endangered northern white rhino dies in Africa
Houston Chronicle
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech zoo says a 34-year-old northern white rhinoceros has died in Kenya, further reducing the world's dwindling population of the critically endangered animal. Suni was born at the zoo in Dvur Kralove in June 1980. The zoo says Suni ...

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Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month - Baltimore Sun

Africa research news - Sat, 2014-10-18 04:07

New York Daily News

Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month
Baltimore Sun
The slots for the study were filled within days by people eager to help stop an epidemic that is paralyzing western Africa and panicking Americans. By this time next month, researchers expect that nearly two dozen Baltimoreans will be building immunity ...
Ebola Cure: Canada To Ship 800 Vials Of Experimental VSV-BOV Vaccine To ...International Business Times
Canada to ship experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO in GenevaReuters
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US is Responsible for the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Liberian Scientist - Center for Research on Globalization

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-17 22:41

Center for Research on Globalization

US is Responsible for the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Liberian Scientist
Center for Research on Globalization
Dr. Cyril Broderick, A Liberian scientist and a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia's College of Agriculture and Forestry says the West, particularly the U.S. is responsible for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa ...

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Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest - Wall Street Journal

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:55

Wall Street Journal

Ebola Drug Race Ramps Up in Earnest
Wall Street Journal
Now the current outbreak in West Africa is presenting Tekmira and other drug makers with thousands of potential patients desperate for treatment—and setting off a scramble among companies and health officials to find anything that might work. .... a ...
Experimental Ebola Treatments Bypassing Usual Regulatory HurdlesVoice of America

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Restrictions Governing International Trade In Genetic Resources Enter Into Force - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-17 09:00

Restrictions Governing International Trade In Genetic Resources Enter Into Force
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
On October 12, 2014, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits from their Utilization (Nagoya Protocol or Protocol) entered into international force. The Protocol establishes a new legal framework ...

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Scientists Say Ebola's Transmission Route Unlikely to Have Changed - Wall Street Journal

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-17 07:46

National Geographic

Scientists Say Ebola's Transmission Route Unlikely to Have Changed
Wall Street Journal
So it wasn't a surprise when a study published in the journal Science in August found the 2014 Ebola virus had undergone more than 300 genetic changes compared with the virus that caused earlier outbreaks in the region. What did those .... http://www ...
Tracking a Serial Killer: Could Ebola Mutate to Become More Deadly?National Geographic

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