A strange breed of anthrax bacterium killed more than half of the dead chimpanzees analysed in new research from Africa – and scientists say the fatal infection could wipe out the local chimp population in the Ivory Coast. As grave as the findings are, the greater implications of the Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis (Bcbva) bacterium… Read More Mysterious Strain of Anthrax is Killing Chimpanzees in African Rainforests
Some weeks ago, I was in the office of one of my Professors. I had sought her guidance on my research prospect. The ensuing discussion was about medical research in our society. In the end she requested I do more findings on happenings around. This led me to seek an understanding of the subject. My… Read More The Deplorable State of Medical Research in Nigeria
“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
Cows can produce a type of antibodies that have been shown in laboratories to stop 96% of HIV strains from infecting human cells, according to a new study in Nature. Why it is a big deal? According to WHO data, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million… Read More New Discovery: Cows can Produce Antibodies that Neutralize HIV
Education is key to economic growth and tertiary education in particular, is at the heart of the innovation that we see around us. New discoveries such as MP3 and GPS technology would never have happened were it not for PhD research. Countries are investing in their higher education systems, and more people than ever before are completing doctoral degrees. An… Read More 15 Countries with the Most PhD Graduates: See if Your Country is Among
These are research project reports of students of a Nigerian tertiary institution in waste dump. This is how knowledge and information are managed in many government institutions in Nigeria. Even in 2017, Nigerian universities can be said to lack the culture and reasoning to maintain a good archiving or library system as seen in Timbuktu… Read More What do Nigerian Universities do with Research Project Reports?