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Chimie : Les Africains pour une souveraineté accrue

Selon des experts, les gouvernements africains doivent soutenir les efforts de recherche en chimie, afin d’encourager une éthique de la recherche qui réponde aux préoccupations des pays africains, en vue d’atteindre la souveraineté thérapeutique, aussi bien que...

African Researchers Receive Financial Mathematics Knowledge

Thirty-three young African scientific researchers are attending a four-day intensive workshop on Stochastic Optimal Control and Application (SOCA) with schools at Biriwa in the Central Region. The workshop is being organised by the African Institute for Mathematical...

Researchers model ways to control deadly maize disease

Researchers have used mathematical modelling to develop how to combat two co-infecting viruses causing maize lethal necrosis (MLN) in Kenya. According to researchers who conducted the new study, because maize is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of MLN...

First draft of a genome-wide cancer ‘dependency map’

In one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified more than 760 genes upon which multiple types of cancer cells...

CRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos

An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing — a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to genomes with relative ease  to correct a disease-causing mutation in dozens of viable human embryos. Read...