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New technology enables large-scale production of artemisinin for malaria

Chinese researchers have developed a new technology to produce artemisinin, the top choice for malaria treatment, on a large scale.

Researchers generate antibodies to Ebola virus disease

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus.
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NASA: Human influence on global drought traceable since early 1900s

Human-generated greenhouse gases and atmospheric particles were affecting global drought risk as far back as the early 20th century, a recent study by NASA revealed on Monday.

Don: Scientists working hard to find HIV cure

Prof. Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University College, London, on Saturday, said there was hope for HIV cure in the near future.
A 15,600-year-old footprint fossil found in southern Chile is believed to be the evidence of the oldest human presence in the Americas, according to a recent study.

Scientists find ‘oldest human’ footprint in Americas

A 15,600-year-old footprint fossil found in southern Chile is believed to be the evidence of the oldest human presence in the Americas, according to a recent study.
HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus untransmittable even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research has showed.

Study: HIV-suppressing drugs prevent transmission of AIDS virus

HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus "untransmittable" even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research has showed.

Scientists plan to grow human organs in pigs for transplantation

Scientists at the University of Tokyo plans to use human stem cells to grow pancreases in pigs for transplantation, Kyodo News reported on Monday.
NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a marsquake, marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported.

NASA detects likely tremor on Mars

NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported.
The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland January 25, 2017. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

10 million Euros for new malaria drug

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has given a grant of €10 million over five years to “WANECAM 2” to conclude production of new malaria drug.
Israeli professor Tal Dvir presents a 3D print of heart with human tissue at the University of Tel Aviv on April 15, 2019. – Scientists in Israel on Monday unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Scientists unveil ‘first’ 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels

Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants.
TEPCO operators of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant remove nuclear fuel from the storage pool of the No. 3 unit, one of the reactor buildings damaged by hydrogen explosions in the 2011 disaster triggered by an earthquake and tsunami, in Okuma, Fukushima Prefectuer on April 15, 2019. (Photo by JAPAN POOL VIA JIJI PRESS / POOL / AFP) / Japan OUT

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.
A teenage boy who had accidentally ingested tapeworm eggs due to unhygienic practices has died from the subsequent parasitic disease caused by the worms.

Boy dies as tapeworms burrow into his brain and testicle

A teenage boy who had accidentally ingested tapeworm eggs due to unhygienic practices has died from the subsequent parasitic disease caused by the worms.

Minister calls for stronger ties between Nigeria, Japan

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for stronger ties between Nigeria and Japan to boost both nations’ diplomatic bond, especially in science and technology.

Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase risk of stroke – study

A new study has shown that even light-to-moderate consumption of alcoholic drink increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke.
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to risks of premature death, particularly death from cardiovascular diseases, according to a Harvard study published on Monday in the journal Circulation.

Report: Sugary drinks a factor in cardiovascular disease

A recent research published in a journal, Circulation, reveals an association between sugary drinks and an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
The study found people drank more than 10 times the recommended amount of sugary drinks [Matt Rourke-AP Photo]

One in five deaths worldwide linked to poor diet –  study

One in five deaths worldwide in 2017 were linked to people eating poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat that contributed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, a global study has found.

Nigeria seeks India’s partnership on space research, atomic energy

The Federal Government has sought partnership and improved relations with the Republic of India on space research, peaceful use of atomic energy and biotechnology for the mutual benefits of both countries.

Federal government partners India on atomic energy

The federal government is working on improving its relationship with the Republic of India on the peaceful use of atomic energy.

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Blackout looms in parts of Kano as TCN suspends KEDCO

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Sunday became the latest electricity distribution company to be affected by the gale of regulatory sanctions by the electricity market operator.

Police arrest ‘robber who operates in army uniform’

The operatives of the Ogun State annex of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response team (IRT) has confirmed the arrest of a robbery suspect identified as Egbeke Ifeoluwa.
Alex Iwobi has dismissed reports linking him with an Arsenal exit by claiming he wants the Gunners to sign 'world-class' players.

Alex Iwobi denies Arsenal exit reports

Alex Iwobi has dismissed reports linking him with an Arsenal exit by claiming he wants the Gunners to sign 'world-class' players.
Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby says he left Ini Umotong out of his Women's World Cup squad in favour of selecting Uchenna Kanu.

Uchenna Kanu helps Pensacola to win the US women’s league title

In 2018, the Nigeria international scored nine goals in six games in her first season despite her side losing in the final to Seattle Sounders.
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Three die in Ebonyi accident

Three persons died in Saturday’s accident on the Enugu/Abakaliki Expressway, Abakaliki.