Tsetse Fly: How African Science contained it and European invasion Escalated it

A Tsetse fly is a tropical insect that occurs only in Africa and transmits sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) in humans and a similar disease called Nagana in domestic animals. The infection can lead to death in humans and has killed millions of cattle, reshaping the landscape and economy in some parts of Africa. While many… Read More Tsetse Fly: How African Science contained it and European invasion Escalated it

Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery

A group of researchers examined the association between long-term use of supplemental B vitamins and lung cancer risk. They discovered that vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive for lung cancer and may be harmful. This was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important… Read More Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery

How Nigerian Doctor Discovered Concussion Trauma in American Football Players

“There are times I wish I never looked at Mike Webster’s brain. It has dragged me into worldly affairs I do not want to be associated with – human meanness, wickedness and selfishness. People trying to cover up, to control how information is released. I started this not knowing I was walking into a minefield.… Read More How Nigerian Doctor Discovered Concussion Trauma in American Football Players

The Black Woman Who Changed Modern Medicine and Saved Millions of Lives

“When other cells are very finicky and you look at them crosswise and they die, her cells grow happily in the laboratory dish decade after decade.”  –  Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, United Sates “Grown and sold around the world, [Henrietta] Lacks’ legacy lived on in her cells: they have… Read More The Black Woman Who Changed Modern Medicine and Saved Millions of Lives